Microsoft Sway Adds Support For Power BI, Access To “Recent” Office Documents And More

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Microsoft today announced no.of updates for the Sway web service to help you more easily find your content, embed new forms of interactive material, adjust text in new, intuitive ways and more.

  • To make it easier to leverage your most recent documents in Sway, Microsoft has added a Recent view of your Office content stored in OneDrive. It’s now easy to find documents sorted by work you’ve done most recently and then drag and drop them right into your Sway.
  • Power BI reports—Pull in powerful, visual and interactive analytics to your internal or external Sway business reports, presentations, newsletters and more by including Power BI data visualizations and dynamic, sophisticated dashboards. This helps continue to address popular requests to expand Sway support for charts and graphs.
  • PollEverywhere.com live polls—In response to a popular request, particularly from teachers, now you can add a live poll to your class lecture or stage presentation. Simply set up a poll, embed it in your Sway and then ask your audience to respond via the web or text message. Watch as the poll in your Sway updates immediately with live results!
  • Sway is now supported by Embed.ly and oEmbed, enabling you to easily transform links into embedded content. This means that if you want to embed a Sway on a web page you’re creating with a third party service that supports Embed.ly or oEmbed (such as WordPress.com), you can simply paste the Sway URL. The Sway is embedded on the web page without you having to copy and paste a longer, iframe-formatted embed code.

In addition Sway Windows 10 app will have following updates soon,

Recycle Bin—We brought a Recycle Bin to Sway on the web last month and soon you will be able to access it in Sway for Windows 10 as well. Any Sways that you delete are moved to the Recycle Bin, so you can recover them again for up to 30 days.

Full-Screen improvements—Now when you press Play and present or view a Sway in full-screen mode, your device won’t go to sleep. This can be particularly helpful when you’re presenting a lecture in front of a class or on stage!

Text editing improvements—Just like in Sway on the web, you will be able to access full text editing options while in Preview mode, emphasize an entire text Card and adjust the relative font size for your entire Sway using the Text size slider. See above in this blog for more details.

Miscellaneous—We’re making additional bug fixes.

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