Yes they did – and apparently it allows;

PowerPoint users to capture, synchronize, and publish audio, video, slides and images to create engaging rich media presentations that can be viewed in a web browser

But about the actual product release I don’t care too much. No what kind of got me excited was this post by Mary-Jo Foley, uber Microsoft watcher and ZDNet blogger who announced to the (non Microsoft world) the release.

She referenced the Microsoft announcement which was made by Microsoft staffer Nick MacKechnie. And where does Nick reside you ask? Redmond? Nope

Check out his profile – yes New Zealand (and Christchurch for that matter) can lay claim to Nick. As for Producer for Powerpoint…. I think I’ll stick to Zoho and google docs.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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  • Interesting. I didn’t know that Nick MacKechnie was from our country. Sorry, this post is for long time ago but I’d like to take advantage and introduce our site SlideHunter where we daily publish PowerPoint templates for presentations (FREE). You can check an example for PowerPoint 2013 here Hi Phill. Another interesting thing about PowerPoint 2013 is the cinematic slide design by default, compared to the normal size in PowerPoint 2010. The cinematic layout offers a widescreen size. This can be changed easily in PowerPoint. We have created many free PowerPoint templates for this new size, that you can download from SlideHunter. Here is an example

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