One of the more recent additions to Office 365 is Sway, a creative medium that allows students to illustrate and express their ideas in a fun, interactive way and then very simply share them with their classmates, teacher and parents. First available as a preview towards the end of 2014, we’ve already seen lots of fantastic examples of Sways created by schools and universities all over the country, and we’re now pleased to be able to share this latest update from the Sway team, containing information about general availability, the Windows 10 Sway app, and more…
Announcing Sway General Availability, Windows 10 app and more!
Today, we are excited to announce that our digital storytelling app, Sway, is moving from Preview to General Availability! Sway is also moving beyond First Release and rolling out to all eligible Office 365 for business and education customers worldwide.* This makes it possible for many additional businesses, schools and other organizations to start using Sway to create and share interactive reports, presentations, assignments, lessons, projects and more. And of course, any consumer can use Sway with a free Microsoft account. Today, we are also introducing Sway for Windows 10, along with new layout and publishing capabilities.
We introduced Sway as a member of the Office family 10 months ago. Sway helps you create professional designs in minutes. You bring your ideas and raw content, and Sway’s intelligent design engine creates a polished, cohesive layout that helps your images, text, videos and other media flow together in a way that enhances your story. Sway makes sure your creations look great no matter what device they’re being viewed on—phones, tablets, laptops, PCs or even the largest Microsoft Surface Hub!
During Sway Preview, we’ve learned from the hundreds of thousands of amazing Sways you’ve built. Your invaluable feedback has helped us improve Sway to meet your needs—from adding fundamentals like multi-user collaboration, to the very “Sway” way we addressed photo cropping.
Read the full post from the Sway team here: