This is a great, nifty invention that’s just come out of Microsoft Research.
I quite like wandering around…out in town, at work and in general. When I’m presenting, I can’t really do it though, as I need to be close to my machine to click “next”…well no more!
Office Remote turns your Windows Phone 8 device into a remote control for your Office 2013 presentation apps (Word, Excel & PowerPoint). I’ve just downloaded the bits and tested this out with my upcoming Cloud presentation – it took about 2 mins to setup and works perfectly. You need:
- Windows Phone 8 device
- Office 2013 (all versions except RT)
- Desktop Add-in for Office
It shows the elapsed presenting time, clear forward/backwards buttons and even shows your speaker notes on your phone!
I’ll definitely be using this when I present at Old Trafford on Thursday 🙂
Other use scenarios include:
You can see more about it here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2013/11/18/advance-your-presentation-with-your-phone.aspx