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    Niner

    pptPlex: Check out this cool plug-in for PowerPoint 2007 from Office labs which will completely change how we do presentations with PowerPoint2007.
    http://www.officelabs.com/projects/pptPlex/Pages/default.aspx

    You will have an idea if you had seen Bill Gates doing TouchWall demo at CEO Summit.

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    wisemx

    Yup, very cool...I'm already using it for my Webcasts.
    Also posted it in the Camtasia forums so others will try it. Big Smile

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    One word (err...  acronym):  WPF.

    It's all written in WPF (the options dialogs, the buttons for paging through embedded documents, etc.)--  they're even rendering the powerpoint slides in WPF (you can tell because of the distinct blur effect you get when you pan around a zoomed slide--  it's the same as what happens when you do a translation in WPF).  That's how they're able to get such smooth scaling up to such a high resolution.

    If they've got a PPT renderer in WPF, I wonder if that means the next version of Powerpoint might use WPF.  It's definitely suited for it, with all the animation capabilities built-in.

    Quite cool to see that there are Microsoft teams actually fully embracing it!

    [edit] On further inspection (with Reflector), I think they may be rendering to XPS (using Office's built-in XPS converter) and displaying that.  Whatever they're doing, it's pretty cool, though.

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    xgamer

    pptPlex looks good... But it seems limited feature and limited support.

    I have been using picLens ( http://www.cooliris.com/ ) for a while for helping our sales team with presentation. The effects are quite good. It supports PP 2003 and Keynote. Has IE/firefox plugins.

    I think MS should make pptFlex full featured so that it can become competitive to products like picLens and will help in promoting products like touchwall.



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    Niner

    xgamer said:

    pptPlex looks good... But it seems limited feature and limited support.

    I have been using picLens ( http://www.cooliris.com/ ) for a while for helping our sales team with presentation. The effects are quite good. It supports PP 2003 and Keynote. Has IE/firefox plugins.

    I think MS should make pptFlex full featured so that it can become competitive to products like picLens and will help in promoting products like touchwall.



    Yes, today only I came to know about Cooliris Plugin For PowerPoint from channel10, though I have been using its browser plugin since few days.
    Let us hope pptPlex will further improve.

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