What is Microsoft Sway? Is it different from PowerPoint?
How is it different? What are its benefits?
How does one use Sway? It is secure?
The questions are endless. But Greendata has answers to all of these for you below.
So let’s begin by answering each of these questions one by one and if you need to know more, make sure you get in touch with us!
What is Microsoft Sway?
Precisely, Microsoft Sway is the new cloud-based Microsoft Office application which is designed to create interactive presentations, newsletters, and documents in no time.
In simple words, Microsoft Sway is an application where you can dump all your raw content, and the tool does all the formatting, font, theme settings for you.
All you need to do is add text, images, videos, and other stuff in the inbuilt designs and, your presentation is ready to be shared.
Also, Sway gives you the freedom of custom designing so that you can change the initial design to suit your taste.
How is Sway different from PowerPoint?
Well, both Sway and PowerPoint are used for making presentations. Now the question might pop in your mind that why Microsoft created a new presentation building app when PowerPoint was already there?
Well, it is because not all the presentations are equal.
When you need your presentation online, then Sway is the perfect solution for you. You need to pull your content on Sway, and the remaining formatting and theme setting will be managed by the tool.
On the contrary, when you need a personalised presentation in which you can manually add a wide variety of charts, graphs, videos, and images PowerPoint is the best choice for you.
Also, with Sway, sharing and collaboration gets simplified.
As Sway is an online application, the user can easily access the Sway presentation remotely using a web link, which is not possible in the case of PowerPoint.
So, in consideration of the fast-paced business world where real-time collaboration and communication is a must, Sway simplifies business operations.
How to Use Sway?
Using Sway is not rocket science.
Follow the steps given below and get your presentation built:
- Visit www.Sway.com and sign in with your email address
- Once you sign in My Sways page opens up. Click on Create New and start creating your first sway
- Create your story at the Storyline. Here you can type, insert, edit, and format content to tell your story. Give, title to your presentation, add images and add content
- Now preview your Sway by clicking the Design tab
- To change the style of Sway go to the Design tab and select Styles. Here you can select any design or use Remix to let the tool pick a random style for you. Also, you can personalise your design by using the Customise option.
- Now to share your Sway, click the Share button on the menu bar and select your mode of choice to share your Sway
See how simple it is, even a newbie can make a compelling presentation with Sway and sway its audience with the interactive designs and professional themes.
Is Sway Mobile Compatible?
In the smartphone world, it is imperative that all the applications and tools you use are mobile friendly and platform compatible. And yes, Sway has all these above qualities.
Sway works in all modern browsers irrespective of their platform.
Furthermore, Sway for iOS and Sway for Windows 10 devices allows you to access your presentation on your iPhone and windows phone without too much hassle.
So, now whether you’re on a business trip or enjoying your weekend with family, Sway is always at your fingertips whenever you need it.
Does Sway Support Real-Time Sharing?
In this era of high mobility, it is vital to have real-time collaboration and communication with the team members, business associates, friends, and family.
Well, Sway gives you the freedom to easily share your presentation with anyone at any time.
Unlike PowerPoint, you do not need to share the whole document; instead, you can share the link, and your colleagues and friends can view your presentation online.
So, now you don’t need to carry your laptop for your presentation. All you need is the Internet, and you can access your presentation online from anywhere in the world!
Is Sway Secure?
Whenever you hear of the online tools, immediately the security question pops up in your mind. Well, this is indeed a serious question. Online data security is very crucial in the current times and getting more and more prominent (Greendata can also take care of your security).
But with Sway, stay stress-free because your data is secure with us.
Sway data is stored in Azure, which supports encryption in flight via https to protect the data from any unauthorised access.
Moreover, Sway’s privacy control settings permit you to keep your data safe and free from any external influence.
Sway sets the default sharing level of all the new presentations to “My Organisation” to ensure that only viewers with authentic credentials have access to the information. Overall, with Sway your organisational data and presentations are safe and secure.
Precisely, Sway is the best alternative to PowerPoint, when someone is new to making a presentation.
Its extensive design features give an appealing look to your otherwise mundane organisational data, and such lively presentation helps cater to a greater audience for your business presentation as well.
Apart from looks, there is security, remote access, mobile compatibility, and the online sharing feature makes this tool very popular in the corporate world.
Nowadays, this tool is preferred over PowerPoint due to its robustness and cross-platform accessibility and overall Sway is ruling the market because of its flexible nature and smooth functionality.
So, now it’s time that you also experience the power of online storytelling with Sway!
You can sign into Sway or find and create your storyline with images, text, videos and much more.
And yes, don’t forget to share it with your friends, families, business partners, and colleagues.
And remember, Greendata is also your support partner, so whenever you get stuck, feel free to contact us.
We would be delighted to help you. Happy Swaying!