Hot off the Press! Microsoft Announces Zoom for PowerPoint 2016

By Sharyn Fitzpatrick, Editor, PresentationXpert

Subway Tunnel With Blurred Light Tracks In The Gallery - ConceptThis week, Microsoft announced additional features for Office 365 (Windows) which continue to push the power of Office to a more effective and integrated level. For Word 2016, they added a digital writing assistance which gives you advanced proofing and editing by leveraging machine learning, natural language processing and input from their linguistics experts. This is a great companion to the new Researcher feature which helps you start a paper and manage the content. Outlook got an upgrade as well with better inbox management and @name options for smarter cataloging.

PowerPoint 2016 on Windows desktop also has a new feature to continue its evolution. Introducing Zoom, a new way to present your slide content without having to exit show mode. You can now navigate in and out of any slide or section. This will enable you to make your presentation more interactive, depending on your audience. You can now use Zoom to build summary slides, based on the depth of your content and the use of sections. So imagine having dedicated sections in your presentation, then Summary Zoom is a good option. Or use Slide Zoom if your deck has only a few slides.

Want to see Zoom in action? Then take a tour by watching the YouTube video they just released with Zoom.

Let me know what you think of this new feature and how you are using it.


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