Tech Tip: A new free application for presentations

Tech Tip 7-12-16If you are bored with PowerPoint and Prezi makes you nauseous, our Office 365 application has something in between and it’s really easy to use. It’s called Sway. You can find it in the upper left hand corner tile in Office 365. It’s free and there are no restrictions for county users.

Once you log in (it’s automatic when you login into Office 365) you open Sway and it brings up easy plug and play instructions. Then hit Get Started and Create. Pull in videos, maps, photos and text. It’s drag and drop or you can storyboard. The tools are so simple, editing on the fly is easy. This three-minute tutorial does a good job of explaining how it works and here’s a simple finished product. It’s much more visual and interesting than PowerPoint.

The coolest thing about Sway is that it conforms to whatever device you are viewing it on – tablet, desktop, smartphone AND it’s stored in the cloud so you can see, send or store it anytime, anywhere.

KCIT is working hard to provide county employees with tools that are totally mobile and fast. We think you’ll like this new tool.