Microsoft’s Office Remote app updated with new features

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Microsoft’s Office Remote, which allows desk jockeys to control presentations on their desktop from their Windows Phone, has been updated to version

Besides the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, the update brings a number of small but significant new features,

New in version 1.1.30. is the ability, in PowerPoint, to view the current slide and laser point on it without changing phone orientation.  Users will also be able to see a preview of the next slide and Play and pause embedded audio and video files.image

Note the app needs Office 2013 (not RT) and a PC with Bluetooth, and also needs the desktop add-in for Office Remote installed.

The app, which can also control Excel and Word, can be downloaded for free from the Windows Phone Store here.