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Microsoft weaves around Office bloat complaints with Sway authoring tool

Juan Carlos Perez | Oct. 2, 2014
Reacting to chronic complaints that Office applications have become unwieldy with endless menus and features, Microsoft is developing a streamlined presentation application built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing.

Sway adapts its output to a variety of screen sizes so that the Sways look properly formatted in smartphones, tablets, PCs, large displays and the like.

Sway works from browsers and via a mobile app, and can grab content directly from OneDrive, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and local device storage. Microsoft plans to expand this list of sources from which Sway users can aggregate content.

Those interested in giving Sway a try can request access to it by submitting their email address to Microsoft on


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