Microsoft Launched Office Mix This Week…
First as a by-invite preview and then opened it shortly after as a customer preview in beta.
What does Office Mix do you ask? Well those busy boffins on the Office team clearly have joined the party at Microsoft and went out to the punters (consumers) to ask what they were missing from PowerPoint.
In this case, one of the main demographics approached were educators, who wanted better ways of making their teaching presentations come to life.
The underlying idea behind Mix is to enable the creation of rich, interactive online lessons… all from within PowerPoint.
I Know What You’re Thinking
I can see the face some of you less enlightened folks are making about PowerPoint but as I said back in April 2010, PowerPoint is wrongfully maligned; bad workmen… tools, say no more,
Actually, if you know how to use PowerPoint you can get great results and Office Mix will help.
Instead of going outside PowerPoint you can do all this without other 3rd Party Tools: –
The Warptest POV
If you are anything like me then you appreciate that this incredible feature-set isn’t limited to educators, the uses cases are restricted only by your creative imagination.
Office Mix allows you to create and edit these interactive presentations all within PowerPoint thus making several 3rd Party tools redundant.
In addition, being an early adopter allows you to make and share these Mixes online by logging in with either a Microsoft account, Microsoft organizational account, Google or Facebook account.
Needless to say I’m impressed at the variety of login options. But if your audience doesn’t want to login then just convert to video and share from your OneDrive, DropBox etc.
In a nutshell I’m going to say that Office Mix gets a strong recommendation from Warptest. This add-on is going to add more power to your PowerPoints.
If you are in the business of presentations and want to bring your A-Game then this is for you. This is the best way to create and share interactive presentations on virtually any internet connected device.
As of now I’ve had two requests to demo Office Mix in person this week. So, what are you waiting for? Get Mixing.