• Review

    PowerPoint for iPad review: Close but not quite there

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    PowerPoint for iPad is very nice as far as it goes, it doesn't go far enough.
  • Review

    Anything but PowerPoint: five fresh presentation alternatives

    Posted July 9, 2013 - 11:04 am

    Knock their socks off and seal the deal with presentation tools that give you new takes on the same old slides
  • Editing PowerPoint documents on an iPad

    Posted April 4, 2013 - 10:50 am

    When you need to edit a PowerPoint presentation or create a new one from scratch, your alternatives fall into three main categories: Keynote, a third-party office suite, or a virtual copy of PowerPoint for Windows.
  • 10 ways PowerPoint 2013 gets more polish

    Posted February 2, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Love it or hate it, PowerPoint isn't going away any time soon; it remains the professional tool of choice for presentations. Features that were already in PowerPoint just became easier to discover and use with the 2013 release. For example, task panes and other elements now suggest options for tweaking your deck, rather than leaving you to find them yourself. You'll see fewer but more relevant choices, thanks to the new Themes and Variants--and you'll find tools that were previously hidden, such as Shape Merge. Here are 10 ways your workflow, from design to presentation, can be more efficient in the new PowerPoint.
  • PowerPoint 2010 cheat sheet

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    Whether you're upgrading from PowerPoint 2007 or an earlier version, we've got the goods on how to find your way around Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and make the most of its features. Insider (registration required)
  • How to edit office documents on your smartphone

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Although office suites have been available on mobile phones for more than a decade, touch interfaces have made them much simpler and more efficient than before. Now, iPhone and Android users wanting to work with office documents while on the go have at least three great options each, and two of them in common. This guide will walk you through the process of choosing an editor and getting started in editing documents on your smartphone.
  • Irish priest in gay porn probe should have followed PowerPoint best practices

    Posted April 30, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    All of us have been in "PowerPoint Hell" at one time or another. A priest in Northern Ireland, however, has brought a whole new meaning to the term.
  • Turn your iPad into a PowerPoint presenter

    Posted October 29, 2011 - 7:28 am

    If you're in the business of making presentations, you know what a time-suck it can be to work with PowerPoint on a laptop. You have to connect a projector, wait an eternity for the PC to boot, run PowerPoint, load your slide deck, switch the laptop's video output to projector mode, and on and on. It's easy to blow 10-20 minutes just getting set up for your presentation--not a productive use of your time.
  • iOS app 'translates' PowerPoint for iPad viewing

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 6:41 pm

    A new iOS app from Brainshark lets Apple iPad users accurately view full-blown PowerPoint applications on the tablet.
  • Video

    DEMO Fall 2011: VisualBee shines up PowerPoint

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 4:50 pm

    VisualBee lets you jazz up PowerPoint presentations through a web-based system that analyzes the text and intentions of the presentation, adding better photos and animations.
  • Swiss party makes dislike of PowerPoint a political issue

    Posted July 4, 2011 - 2:57 pm

    Many people dislike PowerPoint, Microsoft's ubiquitous application for creating business presentations, but few would take a political stand over it. However, that's exactly what Switzerland's Anti-PowerPoint Party (APPP) seeks to do -- along with making a bit of money.
  • The World's Worst PowerPoint Presentations

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Yes, people who think that it's okay to put 100 graphs on one slide do exist. Learn from these examples how not to make PowerPoint slides for your next big meeting.
  • Death by Powerpoint?

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 8:00 am

    The US military is up to its epaulets in PowerPoint, the infamous presentation package that is a key chunk of Microsoft Office. Critics claim it dumbs us down. Proponents claim it is great for summarizing information. And yet, we have all suffered from some presenter who drones on and on showing bullet slide after bullet slide. This is called "Death by PowerPoint." How can you avoid this?
  • Pwn2Own winner tells Apple, Microsoft to find their own bugs

    Posted March 25, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    The only researcher to "three-peat" at the Pwn2Own hacking contest said today that security is such a "broken record" that he won't hand over 20 vulnerabilities he's found in Apple's, Adobe's and Microsoft's software.
  • Microsoft skips patch for PowerPoint add-on

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    Microsoft fixed eight flaws in Windows and Office today, but passed on patching one Windows component because it cannot be automatically updated.
  • How IT Can Fix A 'Death By PowerPoint' Presentation Problem

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    IT departments today have many well-defined responsibilities. But what about helping business users with not just the technical side but also the creative elements of their PowerPoint decks and presentations?
  • Critical Windows Fixes For Network-based Attacks

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:26 pm

    Today's Patch Tuesday update release from Microsoft ships out a bevy of high-priority fixes, including five rated critical. Many of the vulnerabilities are likely to be attacked, according to Redmond.
  • Researchers warn of likely attacks against Windows, PowerPoint

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    Some of the bugs Microsoft patched today will be exploited by hackers almost immediately, security researchers predicted.
  • 8 PowerPoint Train Wrecks

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 6:24 pm

    In the "so bad it's good" category, we honor eight PowerPoint slides that will make you say, "Holy $#@%, What were they thinking?"
  • Embedding audio narration in PowerPoint presentations

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 9:15 am

    By far the easiest and most elegant way to share PowerPoint presentations online is to create a presentation with embedded narration in PowerPoint, and upload it to authorSTREAM.com. Here's how.
  • Microsoft Office 2010: First Look at PowerPoint Web App

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:54 pm

    Microsoft has kicked off the Technical Preview of Office Web Apps. Let's take a look at the Office Web Apps version of Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation software and see how well it stacks up to its more robust Microsoft Office desktop cousin.
  • Collaborate on PowerPoint Presentations in OneNote

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 9:02 am

    Microsoft OneNote is perhaps the most under-appreciated program in the Office suite, but it's also the best way to get feedback on PointPoint slides -- before you give your presentation.
  • 5 Ways to Ruin Your Next Presentation

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 10:03 am

    The most engaging speakers have a simple secret weapon: "They practice much more than the average presenter." Here are the most common ways that people ruin their presentations and strategies for avoiding them.
  • Microsoft puts Mac users at risk with patch policy, says researcher

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    A security researcher has called foul on Microsoft for doing exactly what it has thrashed hackers over for years: revealing information that can be used to hijack computers before a patch is available.
  • Microsoft delivers mega PowerPoint patch

    Posted May 12, 2009 - 5:18 pm

    As expected, Microsoft today patched a six week-old critical vulnerability in PowerPoint, the presentation maker that's part of the popular Office suite, using a single security update.
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