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Microsoft Powerpoint Online

Microsoft Powerpoint Online


What is Microsoft Powerpoint Online?

PowerPoint for the web, or Powerpoint Online (formerly PowerPoint Web App) is similar to the installed version, however it allows users to create presentations directly from a browser, with no need for an installation.

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What is Microsoft Powerpoint Online?

PowerPoint for the web, or Powerpoint Online (formerly PowerPoint Web App) is similar to the installed version, however it allows users to create presentations directly from a browser, with no need for an installation.

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Lucas Fernandes Ferreira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mostly to create presentantions, but also can be used to generate technical specifications and other documents that requires some kind of visual aid or branding. Microsoft Powerpoint Online addresses the need of providing complete communication on any level, from operational to top management, also allowing external communication with suppliers, general public and partners.
  • Create presentations
  • Create technical specifications that requires visual aids
  • Create reports from assessments and studies
  • Collaboration (multiple users on the same file)
  • Performance (slow and sensitive to heavy media)
  • UX/UI (complicated and not user friendly)
Microsoft Powerpoint Online provides most things the Powerpoint ever offered, so it can be used for eveything that Powerpoint historically have been used. But, in my opinion, the main problem is that the product has not adapted well to the online, highly collaborative scenario - so it cannot keep up with its main competitor at this matter. Also, in my experience, has an extreme performance issue for large media (when compared to its competitors).
Gledson Rodrigues | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Powerpoint online is used throughout our organization. We have Office365 in the plant, available to all employees. So we use it a lot in our presentations, especially in the current moment of pandemic, where 90% of our staff is under a Home Office system. Very important tool in management.
  • Conference presentations
  • Integration with audio, video, animation files.
  • Online sharing.
  • Particularly, I have no difficulties in using it.
  • I haven't tested it yet, but an online contribution function, like in Excel and Word, would be interesting.
Nothing better than the current scenario, where a lot of work is taking place in the home office, for the use of the tool. All the tools in the package contribute immensely, but when it comes to online meetings, Powerpoint helps a lot in presentations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Microsoft PowerPoint on a daily basis as it is a powerful tool for presentations, visual drawings and has many other uses. It is very easy to use with some very intelligent features if you can spare sometime to learn using the product more effectively. MS PowerPoint is used by all Departments in our company as this tool comes standard with the MS Office / 365 package and the company has already designed a standard company template in MS PowerPoint for all to use. MS PowerPoint assists in presentations as it can be make presenting more understandable to the audience as well as interesting and fun at the same time. It can also be used to make quick drawings for documents due to its flexibility and ease of use.
  • Runs on a web browser
  • Easy to use
  • Has many good features such as animations and transitions
  • Is platform independent due to running on a web browser
  • Has an offline save feature in event you loose your internet connection, your can still continue working and changes will be saved once back online
  • Saves presentations in the cloud thus accessible on any device, anywhere and anytime as long as you have an internet connection
  • Limited printing features compared to desktop version
  • Desktop version is abit more smoother than the online version
  • Presenter view not available on online version
It is very well suited for both business and personal use. It is very useful in presentations and for making teaching simpler, fun and interesting.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Powerpoint Online is being used across the whole organization. It is being used for internal meetings during presentations to capture and present data and insights. It is being used for presentations to teach existing and potential customers, and it is being used as an educational tool for our employee base when it comes to changes or new ideas.
  • Present Data
  • Customize presentations
  • Suggest design ideas for those it may not be a strength for
  • Ease of use
  • More features when it comes to chart formatting
  • Easier to use templates
Well Suited:
Presentations (both internal and external)
Finished data (to bring data together and showcase)
Educational settings (to teach an audience, showcase a new story)

Less appropriate:
Where a lot of changes still may happen (as it has so many design elements, sometimes collaboration is hard)
Where data changes often (I find it more useful when I have everything already built and can just plug it in)
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are an Ed-Tech Start-up. We provide courses on various topics like App development, website development (Frontend and Backend), Cloud, graphic designing, UI/UX and many more. Due to the pandemic everything has changed. The transition from offline classes to online classes has seen an increase in usage of video conference softwares, presentation tools both for the employees [internal team meetings] and for the students [Instructors need to make some presentation for the students]. Though many people still use Microsoft Powerpoint Desktop version, Microsoft did a great work by introducing the web version. It has its own set of pros and cons and off course you can't completely rule out or outstrip the Desktop version. The best part don't have to click on save button each and everyone time you make a change. Everything is saved automatically [it has cloud storage], but only when you have good network connection.
  • Free to use [up to 5 GB cloud storage per person]
  • No need to click the save button again and again when you make changes. Everything gets saved automatically to cloud [provided you have good network connection]
  • Web browser based application
  • A lot of features from the desktop version are still missing [such as more colours, gradients, eyedropper, effects, and styles]
  • It currently does not support editing on password protected presentations
  • Printing of slides is limited in PowerPoint online when compared to desktop version. It allows to print only one slide per page
  • Cannot be used to make advanced presentations due to lack of features [no presenter view, grid and snapping tool and many more]
Some specifications of the web version are - It can open files of up to 2 Gb in size. Earlier this was called as PowerPoint web app[which has less features than the current web version]. You can edit files such as PowerPoint Presentation [.pptx], PowerPoint show [.ppsx], .odp files. But it does not support editing for PowerPoint Template [.potx], PowerPoint 1997-2003 template .pot, .pps, .pptm,.potm [only view feature is supported]. Here the online version will convert them to latest version for editing. Also, the save feature of PowerPoint online saves changes automatically, unlike desktop version where you need to go File> Save as initially, and then click Save after every change. Also password protected or digital signature based documents cannot be edited in web version.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Powerpoint Online is used by my whole organisation. People from Onshore also work on Microsoft Powerpoint Online and save it on OneDrive so that we all can access it from anywhere in the organisation.
  • Since I work in technical support, we use this tool everyday at the end of the shift to make the reports.
  • This is one of the best tool and very simple to use.
  • Since we received so many different severity tickets in my shift and we have to report it to the management and so this tool help a lot and show things clearly.
  • This tool have so many templates and themes available which makes it very suitable as per the requirement.
  • I love this tool and amazing to work on it. So many things to explore.
  • Sometimes I feel it takes more time to open.
  • Some functioning is difficult to use,.
  • We need a little KT to use this tool
I love this tool so much personally. Since I am in a job where I have to make the report everyday. I am working as a technical associate and we receive so many incidents of different severity. So at the end of every shift we all have to make the reports and need to show them to the managements, Since onshore and offshore are working in this project So Microsoft Powerpoint Online is the best suitable tool for us to make the report and presentation and they all can access it from anywhere in the organisation.
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Microsoft Powerpoint Online in our organization in almost every department. This is the must tool to create effective presentations. To be very specific about the tool our final year students are using it for their project presentation which they have to submit in final and pre final semester, and faculties are using it for paper and research presentations. Overall we are using it on the daily basis. With online office you can create and maintain your presentation on cloud, so that you can access your presentation anywhere any time, and you can also work in a collaborative environment.
  • The best part it you can create, share and maintain your presentations online
  • You can access your presentations from anywhere at any time
  • You can include flash files and video objects that will make your presentation even better
  • You can customize your presentation according to your requirements if you don't want to use default templates
  • With bulk of data and audio video objects your presentation will take too long to play
  • You really need a good system configuration if you want to run updated version smoothly on your system
This is a really good tool to make your presentation. Presentation is all about pictorial representation of your data this tool provides you lots of features to convert your data into informative bar charts and pie charts. In addition to that you can include prerecorded session videos and flash files to explain the concepts into more details during your presentation.
Charu Bansal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Powerpoint Online is used by the whole company to make presentations. Earlier we only were using PowerPoint desktop app but now with the Online version having all the same functionality, people are using it too for making and delivering the presentations and also teams are collaborating on presentations online.
  • Great presentation software it is with options of multi slide modes
  • Multiple formats to save your presentation file in are available like pdf etc
  • Multiple Font styles are available and also multiple effects
  • Inserting objects like excel files etc doesnt work that great
  • Can't add custom video based templates
Microsoft Powerpoint Online is the software which we are using from childhood days for all presentations and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to create a presentation. Multiple font styles, effects make the slides interactive.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Primarily, our organization uses Microsoft PowerPoint online to develop collaborative presentations that require a good deal of input from a variety of people. As a company that operates from multiple geographic locations, using the online version allows us to plug in a wide range of people in a single presentation. Examples of the kinds of presentations we develop collaboratively are pitch presentations and quarterly or annual reporting presentations.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint online allows for collaboration across offices and teams. That's a big deal and it resolves version control issues.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint online lets us download a PowerPoint native presentation that is easily opened in the desktop version with minimal issues.
  • The online version really does a good job of emulating the offline experience, so there's virtually no learning curve for new users.
  • Running a presentation from PowerPoint online has been a disappointing experience. Things just don't react as smoothly as they do in the offline version because we're relying on sometimes iffy internet connections.
  • Video does not play well when it's embedded and played through the online version.
  • Downloading a PPT file that was created online creates almost no inconsistencies, but in my experience uploading a PPT to the online version that was created offline sometimes does create issues with fonts and formatting.
Anyone who needs to use Microsoft PowerPoint collaboratively with team members in different locations would do well to let PowerPoint online take care of the dirty work. If you experience issues related to version control - and who doesn't? - this is a worthwhile investment. Plus, PowerPoint online is really the gold standard. Other online software suites do things similarly, but learning curves are eliminated altogether if you are collaborating with a team member who's already familiar with PowerPoint.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PowerPoint has been the go-to software for presentations for a long time. Now, with the online tool, we're able to share documents and modify documents in a blink of an eye. As a trainer myself, I use Powerpoint for approximately half the class (the other part is more practice with other tools). It's used by the entire Training team across the organization.
  • Sharing documents is easy and simple.
  • Modifying anything on the go is way faster, even when you're not at home.
  • If you're used to the software that it's installed on every Windows computer, you'll love it, as it's basically the same layout.
  • the integration with Onedrive and other tools like Excel, Outlook, Teams, Word, etc. is very useful to move around quickly.
  • Handling large documents might not be as efficient, not sure if this is based on the current load of the computer I'm working with, but sometimes we have to take a moment (around 20 seconds) to load the entire file.
Well suited for documents that came from a regular Windows PC (formatting is amazingly easy), completing and sharing presentations with peers, and making quick adjustments on the go before presenting (adding notes, animations, slides, etc). Not too suitable for long documents unless you're willing to wait a few seconds.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This tool is widely used by all departments in our organization for presentations, reports, and knowledge transfers to internal and external clients. The online version makes sharing and collaboration easy.
  • Easy collaboration.
  • Easy sharing.
  • Better control over read/write rights.
  • No need to install desktop app .This saves a lot of effort.
  • Can work on Microsoft Powerpoint from anywhere, any machine.
  • Feeling slowness in online version sometime.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint is having lots of features, this creates confusion sometimes.
Easy sharing with other users in org and also collaboration option is great.
Thom Craver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PowerPoint Online is used as part of the Office 360 suite of products. It's offered to all faculty and staff at a few of the colleges at which I teach. It helps us collaborate with each other, editing and contributing to our shared lectures together in real time. We can then, in turn, share view-only versions of the notes in our courses with our students.
  • Sharing
  • Being as exact as possible to the desktop versions
  • Transitions and presentation
  • The limitation of webfonts make it hard to include every font
  • Some animations are not the same (as desktop)
The compatibility with prior desktop versions has gotten FAR better over the years. Aside [from] few very advanced features, the online version of PowerPoint is nearly identical to the desktop version. Being able to work together on the same document in real-time can't be beat.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PowerPoint Online was used as a way to work on presentations with other users and present the slide deck to clients or internal stakeholders without having to have a saved version locally. The biggest issue we ran into is that many users were on linux which does not have a native application version of office. The online version was the only way we could work with these users.
  • Platform-independent. Can be used on PC, Mac, or even on mobile computing
  • Cloud application, meaning that no local storage is required to build a presentation
  • Intuitive interface, similar to the MS Office suite
  • Several of the functions that people are used to in Windows or Mac are not available
  • Feels a bit clunky - slower to insert pictures
  • Formatting was more difficult than the OS apps.
Overall PowerPoint Online is the best solution for heterogeneous environments where you have people working from different OS and machines. You don't have to worry about it working with your OS or spend time on supporting the app in too much depth, you just need a O365 account and a browser. This makes it convenient to collaborate on presentations. The downside is that the application is not as powerful as the native apps however you could edit some of it natively and upload to the online version.
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