Just a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released Office 2016 worldwide. The new Office delivers new value for Office 365 subscribers with a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, and a perfect pairing with Windows 10. Sway was built from the ground up for seamless co-authoring and it provides powerful design assistance hosted in the cloud. The powerful Sway app for Windows 10 combines the full richness of Sway on the web with additional capabilities on your PC or tablet.
Sway became generally available in August, and we’re continuing to release updates and address customer feedback just like we did during Sway Preview. We’re excited to announce that OneDrive for Business integration is available for customers signing in to Sway with Office 365 work and school accounts, as well as updates to Sway for iPhone and iPad.
Sway makes it easy to pull your variety of media together, from built-in sources within the app. That way you can save time and avoid switching between different browser tabs and apps to drag and drop your content right into your Sway creations. Now when you sign in to Sway.com or Sway for Windows with Office 365 work and school accounts, you can access your OneDrive for Business account from the Insert tab. Drag and drop to add your images right into your Sways, or import PDF, Word and PowerPoint files to reuse their content in combination with additional multimedia in Sway. Support for adding video from OneDrive for Business (and via upload) is in the works—stay tuned for more!
Now you can add your content from OneDrive for Business when you’re signed in to Sway with Office 365 work and school accounts.
We’ve continued to update Sway for iPhone and iPad with capabilities focused on helping you quickly create and share polished, interactive content on the go from your mobile devices. Another updated version is now available for download in the App Store, which includes the following improvements:
More grouping and navigation options—Make your Sways more interactive and dynamic on the go! Now you can use the Comparison, Slideshow and Grid Group options to transform your multimedia, as well as change your Sway’s overall layout to the recently added option that is optimized for presentations.
Preview is faster now—It’s faster to switch between Edit and Preview, as well as refresh Preview. This makes it easy to see the polished and cohesive design continuously taking shape as you add and modify your content.
Image insert problems fixed—We’ve fixed a problem some users experienced, where Sway stopped working in some instances when several images were added at once.
Make your Sways more dynamic and interactive with an additional layout (left) and additional visualization options (right), including the Comparison option for two images (shown center).
It’s been an important couple of months for Sway and Office, and we’ll continue to keep the updates coming! Keep following Sway and dropping us notes on UserVoice with your thoughts on Sway, how you use it, and what you’d like to see us do to improve the experience for you!
—Sway team, @Sway