Office Sway vs PowerPoint Online

Last updated: December 12, 2018

Office Sway
Sway is an app for expressing your ideas in an entirely new way, across your devices. Watch our vision video to see where Sway is headed. By joining Sway Preview, you can help us shape that future. Start by creating your first Sway today, using any browser on your PC, Mac, or tablet. As you use Sway, let us know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you want to see us add. We can’t wait to hear from you!
PowerPoint Online
Microsoft PowerPoint Online extends your Microsoft PowerPoint experience to the web browser, where you can work with presentations directly on the website where the presentation is stored. PowerPoint Web App is available for personal use in OneDrive, for organizations that have installed and configured Office Online on their SharePoint site, and for professionals and businesses that subscribe to select Office 365 services.
Office Sway vs PowerPoint Online in our news:

2018. Skype and PowerPoint got real-time subtitles

PowerPoint and Skype are getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019. The new feature allows those who are deaf or hard of hearing to read the words that are spoken during presentations in PowerPoint or video calls in Skype.  The subtitles also allow speakers to include a translation of a presentation. Live captions and subtitles will support 12 spoken languages and display on-screen in more than 60 different languages. Presenters will be able to customize the appearance of subtitles to match a presentation, and the speech recognition should adapt for more accurate terminology based on context. In Skype subtitles will be available in one-to-one video-calls. Once turned on, they will auto-scroll during the call, but Microsoft says it’s working to offer other viewing options in the future. Specifically, Skype will soon allow you to scroll through the captions in a side window.

2015. Microsoft adds collaboration features to Office Sway

Office Sway, the recent addition to Microsoft’s Office suite, blending together note taking, presenting, now gets some collaboration features. Out today is the ability to copy Sways, so that you can have a version of your own. That will be useful among groups, when people might want to preserve a specific version or the like for later use.  Sway is notable in that it was launched first in-browser, a step away from the traditional, desktop-focused Office apps. Microsoft seems comfortable with Sway sitting somewhere on a cloud, in between the use-cases of Word, Excel and Power Point.

2014. Microsoft’s new Office app, Sway becomes generally available

Microsoft’s Office Sway, an online tool for creating presentation documents, is now generally available to the public. Microsoft describes Sway as a new way to create a beautiful, interactive, web-based expression of your ideas, from your phone or browser. It is easy to share your creation and it looks great on any screen.  Sway is an interesting product given that it doesn’t have traditional files, like the original Office suite. So it was built for the cloud. Microsoft, of course, is working to convert Office into a cloud product that it can sell on a recurring basis via subscriptions.