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Microsoft Sway Released Worldwide to Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft's Sway presentation and design solution is now generally available worldwide for certain Office 365 subscribers.

In addition, Sway for Windows 10 is now available for tablets and PCs. The application can be downloaded from the Windows Store. A Sway for Windows Phone app will be arriving in later months.

Sway, which lets users compose text and graphics on the fly, can be used for free for those with a Microsoft account. Microsoft also conceives of Sway as a tool for businesses and education users. Subscribers to Microsoft's Office 365 plans that that include "Office Online, Office 365 Business or Office 365 ProPlus" have access to this new Sway commercial release, according to Microsoft's announcement.

The Sway solution was last available at the preview stage back in December. Microsoft added integration with OneNote in March.

Sway users create presentations, called "Sways," from various text and graphics sources. The Sway application sets up the layout based on integrated design principles. Typically, a viewer would scroll vertically or horizontally through a Sway presentation, but a new added feature with this release is the ability to show Sways in an individual slide-by-slide manner.

Also with this release, Microsoft now permits a single device to handle multiple Sway accounts for home and work purposes. Microsoft has also enhanced the Share button in Sway so that presentations can be shared via Docs.com, which is a free Office documents sharing portal.

About the Author

Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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