Microsoft Sway General Availability and Windows 10 app

Microsoft announced that its digital storytelling tool Sway, is moving from Preview to General Availability starting. Sway is a digital storytelling tool that uses a built-in design engine to create a polished, cohesive layout that makes images, text, videos, and other multimedia flow together in a way that looks great across devices. Consumers can now use Sway for free as long as they have a Microsoft account to share their hobbies, vacation recaps, food blogs, digital collages and more.

Sway is also rolling out to all eligible* Office 365 for business and education customers worldwide. Businesses, schools and other organizations can now use Sway to create and share interactive reports, presentations, assignments, lessons, projects, and more.

Here’s a summary of what’s new:

  • Sway is available on the web at com and is free. Sway.com is accessible worldwide without restriction, and we’ve seen some great Sways written in languages even if the user interface itself didn’t support that language.
  • Sway for Windows 10 is now available as an app in the Windows Store with new layout and publishing capabilities in 39 languages including English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean and Malay.
  • Consumers can also share their Sways with friends, fans, and the rest of the internet community on the newly relaunched com.
  • Sway is also now available on iPad and iPhone in 29 languages including Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean and Malay.
  • Sway for Windows Phones will arrive in the coming months.

The official Office blog post on the general availability of Sway can be viewed here or appended below. You can also learn more about Sway by accessing the product guide here (made with Sway no less!).

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