I seriously start thinking that the various Microsoft labs are getting up to speed lately. There’s one innovation after the other, see that new 3D viewer I blogged about some days ago, but know that there’s even a lot more than just that: Sphere Surface, Touchwall, Popfly, DeepZoom, … etc etc.
It aren’t always big-ass tables though ;) A couple of days ago I noticed pptPlex on my buddy Steve Clayton’s blog. pptPlex offers an interesting way to make slide decks less linear and makes it possible to add visibly very small data to slides that can easily be shown by zooming in and out of slides while in a slideshow. I had to see this for myself first of course and it really is quite an interesting add-on for Powerpoint. Download it and let pptPlex do some of it’s work on an existing slideshow and you’ll quickly discover what the possibilities are once you really build a presentation to make the maximum use of this.
See it in action:
More videos and download of course at Office Labs. Check out the other projects while you’re at it ;)
pptPlex is an interesting addition to Powerpoint!
Sometimes I’m a bit jealous about Apple Keynote with their smooth transitions and nice wet floor effects. Powerpoint needs to catch up on that.
Also support for Flash would be great. I get so many questions of people trying to embed Flash in Powerpoint…
I’m stupidly excited by this.