Sway: Microsoft’s first new Office app in a decade

swayMicrosoft unveiled a new application Wednesday for creating and sharing documents across devices.

It’s called Sway, and it offers users the ability to instantly create slick-looking presentations viewable on any Web browser and device.

A “Sway,” Microsoft says, is “an interactive, Web-based canvas that brings your ideas to life.”

It’s designed so that “you’re always done” — images and text boxes are arranged and rearranged on the page automatically as they’re added, maintaining a presentation-ready format.

The effect is striking. During a demonstration this week, photos and text dragged into a Sway document immediately took on the look of a professionally produced brochure.  More