Microsoft Brings Collaboration To New Office Tool Sway


Remember Sway? It’s a recent addition to Microsoft’s Office suite, blending together note taking, presenting, and now, collaboration. The software is notable in that it was launched first in-browser, a step away from the traditional, desktop-focused Office apps like Word and Excel.

Sway was opened to the general public in December of 2014. At the time, Microsoft noted that it had picked up a million unique visitors to Sway’s website, and 175,000 “requests to join.” Presumably those figures are now far surpassed. I’ve asked Microsoft for refreshed numbers, and will update this post when I hear back from the firm.

TechCrunch has kept an eye on Sway since its introduction because it’s a new page of sorts for the Office crew — if you were going to build a new Office product, what would it be? Microsoft seems comfortable with Sway sitting somewhere on a cloud, in between the use-cases…

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