PowerPoint VS Sway : Which One Should You Use [Infographic]

Cant decide about the PowerPoint vs Sway ? Don’t worry, this infographic compares all aspects of both programs and which one is better.

Microsoft Sway is an storyboard based app that works similar to PowerPoint and lets you create stylish Boards that you can use to explain a topic to someone or create a website like presentation. On the other hand, PowerPoint has never been as powerful as today and this Microsoft made app has made a deep impact on how corporate culture works.

So, which one should you choose? Microsoft PowerPoint or Sway and which one is better ?
The infographic below discusses PowerPoint vs Sway in various aspects and hopefully, at the end you will be sure about which one to choose for yourself.

powerpoint vs sway infographic

Via SlideGenius


Between Sway and PowerPoint, which one is your favorite and why ? share with others in the comments below.

New Acer Phones Will Come With Microsoft Bloatware

Knowing that Windows Phones are not going to do miracles in the Smartphone market share, Microsoft is really making sure that it can still get some attention in phones, How? Microsoft Bloatware

Looks like Microsoft wants to be the king of bloatware distribution too.

Knowing that Windows Phones are not going to do miracles in the Smartphone market share, Microsoft is really making sure that it can still get some attention in phones, even if they are not made by Microsoft.

A new deal between Acer and Microsoft recently revealed that new phones from Acer will come with many Microsoft made apps preinstalled.

Acer is not the first one to accept that, LG, Dell, Samsung and Sony are also preinstalling Microsoft’s Apps on their new phones.

The app list includes core Office Apps – Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook. The list also includes Skype and OneDrive. While there is no doubt that the apps are good quality and are useful for some users, it still will be bloatware because not all people want to use a spreadsheet app on their smartphones.

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The Microsoft Bloatware

Though Windows Phone is good in some cases, it still is really hard for Microsoft to make it look like a serious competitor to Android. To get noticed in the smartphone market, Microsoft has created  tons of Android and iOS apps. 

Users usually prefer Microsoft apps to edit documents on their phones, however, some patent disputes have made it possible for Microsoft to make some phone makers preinstall their apps on new phones.

Office and OneDrive will definitely help Microsoft in fighting with Google Docs.

The Microsoft bloatware is not about Android, Windows 10 also come with Candy Crush game preinstalled.

What do you think about Microsoft bloatware? Share with others in the comments below.

Microsoft Office 2016 is finally here

Microsoft has released the new version of its ubiquitous product, Microsoft Office 2016. It is now available for all PCs running Windows 7 or newer versions

After several previews and announcements, Microsoft has released the new version of its ubiquitous product, Microsoft Office 2016. It is now available for all PCs running Windows 7 or newer versions, Unlike Windows 10, Microsoft has not made it free for users who already have Office 2013. Users having a valid subscription of Microsoft Office 365 will get it free of cost. Microsoft has also stated in a blog post that customers with Volume License will be able to download it from October 1st.

New and Changed Things in Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft has made many changes in Office 2016, but ultimately it is more of a evolution rather than revolution for Office Suite. Among the several new features Tighter Cloud integration and Real time co-authoring of a Word documents are the most notable. Office 2016 is more focused on cloud technology and as it looks, it will try its best to beat Google’s Docs. Office also includes a new tell me bar that is able to help users in finding a command in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Apart from these features Microsoft Office 2016 is also improving the Excel by introducing six new chart designs.

Tell me bar in Microsoft Word 2016 | Image : Microsoft
Tell me bar in Microsoft Word 2016 | Image : Microsoft

Microsoft is also introducing new research features such as the ability to search and insert content to document right from web. There are some cosmetic changes as well, the apps now have a coloured title bar. Each app has different color, such as Word has blue title bar based on the color scheme of the icon. Other flat themes from Office 2013 are available to use as well and one Grey theme is added too.

There is now a new member in Office Family, named Sway, In a nutshell it is just a mix between Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Users can use Sway in Microsoft Office 2016 to create information stuffed simple websites. Instead of just making it available for Office 2016, Microsoft has made it available for free of cost all users as a Windows App and a Web App.

OneNote now has a better note management system that is able to link Office files ( Word and PowerPoint Files at this time) to notes, when needed users will be able to use it to find files related to that particular note.

Office 2016 is taking Windows 10 like update approach

It is now clear that instead of just releasing bug fixes and security updates for Microsoft Office 2016, the Redmond giant will also make new feature and refinements available regularly. It will work just like it works in WIndows 10.

We will soon review it on Getting Geek and see that how it stacks up against the expectations.

Microsoft is releasing Office 2016 on September 22

Microsoft is releasing the latest update for its widely used Office Suite for Windows on 22nd September.

There is good news for Office 365 Subscribers and Office users from Microsoft. Microsoft is releasing the latest update for its widely used Office Suite for Windows on 22nd September. On that day Office 2016 will be made available for all general consumers and Office 365 subscribers. In a blog post Microsoft confirmed the release date for Microsoft Office 2016.

Users with Volume Licence will be able to get Office 2016 from October 1. Interested users can also download a 32 bit Preview from Microsoft’s website. Although Microsoft has not disclosed prices for Office 2016.  Subscribers of Office 365 will get it free. It doesn’t feels likely that Microsoft will make the upgrade free for retail customers as it did for Windows 10.

Microsoft has already released a version of Office 2016 for Mac and now it is turn for the Windows Users. This version is more focused on data processing and Finding the features that are already available in Office.

New Features in Office 2016

Office 2016 is more focused on cloud technology and as it looks it will try its best to beat Google’s Docs. To do that Microsoft has added many new features such as co-authoring and real time document editing by many users on the same document. Microsoft is also trying to make it easy for people to find tools and features by introducing a new tell me bar. It is a text box right after the ribbon where user can enter a query and Office lists help or command below the box. Microsoft is also introducing new research features such as the ability to search and insert content to document right from web. There are some cosmetic changes as well, the apps now have a coloured title bar each app has different color such as Word has blue based on the color scheme. other flat themes from Office 2013 are available to use as well.

It will be interesting to see what Microsoft can add to an already great Office suite with the new Microsoft Office 2016.

 

7 Microsoft Excel Tricks You Need to Know

Here we have a beautiful infographic that contains 7 Extremely useful Excel Tricks that will help you in getting most out of the software.

Microsoft Excel is one hell of Software when it comes to number crunching. It has been around for almost 30 years and It has shown no sign of slowing down even after release of several Free alternatives. Excel is a huge application, people use it for many degrees of work, starting from a simple Monthly Budget to calculation budgets of millions of dollars. Excel seems simple at first and seems just like a table making software to many, but after people learn some Microsoft Excel Tricks with Charts, Pivot Tables and Complex Functions Microsoft Excel turns into a full featured, Number Processing Powerhouse. When you are into using excel you can either use  silly ways to perform tasks, do calculations automatically, format each and every cell individually and other stuff or you can just use some excel tricks to make all these things automated. It will not just reduce the workload but also you will ultimately save time and increase the precision of your excel Worksheet.

Here I have a beautiful infographic that contains 7 Extremely useful Excel Tricks that will help you in getting most out of the software.

Via MicrosoftTraining

7 Essential Microsoft Excel Tricks Everyone Should Know

7 essential Excel tricks every office worker needs to know