Microsoft Turns Super Awesome TouchWall Into Super Snoozy PowerPoint Plugin

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Remember TouchWall, the experimental Microsoft touch interface operating system we wrote about in May (here’s me playing with it)?

We’ve been trying to get Microsoft to send us a copy of the operating system so that we could build a touch interface computer the size of a wall, but they have yet to agree. Today they say the technology is still years off in terms of development. But the overall idea has inspired a new product which is being released today by Microsoft Office Labs – pptPlex.

Despite the horrible product name, some people will find this very useful. it turns PowerPoint into a more dynamic presentation tool that breaks away from the slide mentality to allow the presenter to zoom in and out of areas. No more worrying about whether or not a bit of text will be large enough to read when projected on a wall. You can simply zoom in on it.

A video overview is below:

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