Welcome to Eyeful’s latest toe dipping into the world of technology as we report on the hard working folks over at Microsoft – boy, have they been BUSY!
There’s been a LOT in the press about Sway and many have focused on comparing it to PowerPoint and claiming that Sway is PowerPoint’s natural successor…
Sway is like PowerPoint, but it takes away the hassle of having to decide where things are placed.
Many have pigeonholed Sway as a lightweight, consumer version of PowerPoint, and there’s some validity to that… Sway may not offer as many design templates, clip art items, animations, and editing tools as PowerPoint, but it makes up for this with…
I had to stop Michael there, as for a moment I thought he might have been suggesting that not having clip art is a bad thing? Yes, yes he was. Oh dear.
Ok so after that quick google of Microsoft Sway in the news, it would appear that the majority of technology journalists out there are simply trying to compare Sway to PowerPoint. Understandable perhaps… but that is kind of missing the point.
The reality is Sway and PowerPoint are not really comparable. PowerPoint is a presentation tool and, in the right hands and when used at the right time, a damn fine one at that.
Sway isn’t a presentation tool. So what IS it? An easy way to create web documents? An electronic scrap book? An attempt to formalize the creation of a ‘Slideument’? The reality is that very few people, including Microsoft, are 100% sure what Sway is, or where it sits.
Want to know more? Read on!