In October 2014, Microsoft released the preview of Sway, a new presentation app designed to be used with dynamic content and external services such as Facebook, YouTube and Mixcloud. Jumping ahead to today, Sway is generally available on Windows 10 and iOS.
Now, if you’re an Office 365 Subscriber and Sway user, you might notice three new features available to you: password protection, enhanced content limits and being able to remove the Sway branding from your creations.
Much like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft is adding an additional layer of security, allowing users to set a password for their Sway creations. This will allow them to issue the password to only those required to view the content, building upon the organizational level sharing limits already available.
With users reporting the need for text, images, and other dynamic or enhanced content, Microsoft is allowing longer stories with more of the content their subscribers and customers have requested.
Finally, being able to remove the Sway branding from creations, gives the content a more polished look and adds a layer of professionalism not available previously. Each of these features are available now, and will be added to the Windows 10 app in the coming months. We can only assume the iOS app will be updated with the same functionality around the same time.
Sway is being used exactly as Microsoft hope it would be: from client pitches to newsletters, Microsoft has provided a tool that builds upon the professionalism of PowerPoint, but adds the rich content which is so prevalent in the media we consume today.
Microsoft achieved this by listening to the customer, taking the feedback and using it to provide a richer user experience. If you use Sway, or have an idea on how it could be improved, Microsoft welcomes the feedback via Sway UserVoice.
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