Microsoft PowerPoint

Who Uses Microsoft PowerPoint?

On-premise customizable presentation solution that helps organizations of all size create and modify presentations with templates, themes, clipart, audio & video integration, cloud-storage and more.

What Is Microsoft PowerPoint?

Industry leading digital presentation platform with many different design themes. Typically bundled with Microsoft Office.

Microsoft PowerPoint Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded 1975

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Microsoft PowerPoint pricing overview

Microsoft PowerPoint has a free version and offers a free trial. Microsoft PowerPoint paid version starts at US$9.99/month.


Starting Price

US$9.99/month

Pricing Details

Monthly subscription - $9.99 Application stand alone (one-time licence) - $109.99 Microsoft Office bundle (one-time licence) - from $139.99 30 days trial for free.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Microsoft PowerPoint deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Not Offered
  • Videos

Microsoft PowerPoint Features

  • 3D Objects
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Analytics
  • File Transfer
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Media Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Whiteboard

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  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Database Creation
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Multiple Projects
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Chat
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Workflow Management

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Microsoft PowerPoint Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.3
Features 4.6
Value for Money 4.5

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Charles S.
Garphic Designer
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/11/2019

"The number one presentation software package"

Comments: I've created innumerable presentations for clients big and small. In my many years of using the product and sending presentations to people all around the globe, I have never once had someone tell me they could not open a file or report any problems with their presentation. It takes some practice to truly master, but once you've spent quality time working with the software you can do some good stuff.

Pros: PowerPoint is a straightforward tool for making and showing presentations with an interface that is very much "what-you-see-is-what-you-get." It is also the dominant presentation software, meaning that you will probably never find a client or venue that will have problems with any presentation you created in PowerPoint. It is also rather versatile, allowing users to do far more that slide-based presentations. Users can create online slideshows, clickable infographics, and embed original graphics and videos.

Cons: Like all Microsoft products, PowerPoint has it's eccentricities. It could be more user-friendly, which is where some of the competing presentation apps excel. It is absolutely not good for creating original art or illustrations, even though many users seem to think so. If you want original graphics then you should be creating them in some other app (like Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and then importing them into PowerPoint.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/11/2019
Ozlem P.
Business Consultant
Financial Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/03/2021

"Power is in your hands"

Comments: This software is not hard to use even though it could be made easier to use. It is the best option if you can afford it. It has more features than other similar software and you can make more professional presentations with it. It takes time to become a master at it however once you get the hang of it, you will make some really good stuff.

Pros: It is the most professional presentation software that most companies use. Very impressive presentations can be done with this software. Once you learn how to use it time-efficiently, it becomes so much easier to prepare presentations, cool animation, and transitions. You can also do some decent illustrations with PowerPoint. They wouldn't be as good as the ones you would do with proper illustration software however they get the job done.

Cons: Templates are not as appealing as I would expect from a software that I pay this much for. And for some reason, videos sometimes don't work and you have re-insert them. Also, it is pretty difficult to do transitions in some cases which I think should be made easier. Its price is really high compared to other company's products.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/03/2021
John G.
Owner
Publishing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2021

"Missing features and difficult to use"

Comments: I have been using presentation software since Aldus Persuasion. When Adobe, who Aldus merged with, discontinued Persuasion, I had to switch to the much less capable PowerPoint. Over the years, PowerPoint added in some of the cool features of Persuasion. But it took Microsoft several years to make it work as smoothly as Persuasion and they never got it completely right. But it was the only option, at the time. Eventually, Apple introduced Keynote for Mac, which included most of what had been in Persuasion and much more. It took them a couple of years to get it right. But during that time, they kept adding in new features. The more I used Keynote, the less I liked PowerPoint. Today, I only keep PowerPoint around for opening someone else's PowerPoint files. I have found Keynote to be a far superior product, both in features and ease of use. I can quickly and easily do things in Keynote that totally baffles PowerPoint pros. PowerPoint never was all that good, to begin with. It only stayed around because it was promoted as part of MS Office, to be the "standard." It did get better, over the years. But it still lags far behind Keynote. But if you're not a Mac user, it's your only real choice, since Keynote only works on Mac.

Pros: The only pro that I can think of is that you can open those PowerPoint files that you occasionally get in emails. It's probably quite acceptable for simple slide shows, with simple transitions. But that's where it ends. If you want your presentation to look really professional, this is not the software for you.

Cons: It's far more difficult to do some transitions in PowerPoint than in Keynote for Mac. It's like you're doing things that it was not designed to do. There are also some transitions that I do in Keynote that I have yet to figure out a way to do in PowerPoint. It's just awkward to use. It also requires more steps to do certain things (i.e. you have to apply time-consuming kludges to make certain things work). It's very basic and definitely NOT for professional looking presentations.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2021
Mupo M.
I.T Engneer
Computer Networking, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/03/2021

"PowerPoint Review"

Comments: Having worked for both big and small businesses and small groups, I've realized that there are a few things I've learned which apply equally well to both. This product has worked successfully for me for the last year and a half. I have not heard of someone not being able to access a presentation file. The commitment in time and resources one put into a project needs to achieve some return.

Pros: I always like PowerPoint when it comes to meetings since it is a simple and straightforward method to follow. Without a doubt, in PowerPoint, you should believe that you will not encounter a possible customer or location that will not be able to use whatever creation you make for it. It's also very versatile, which allows its users' additional capabilities, including slideshows, the flexibility to perform various tasks. Anyone in the organization can supply content, photographs, embeddable polling, and videos.

Cons: PowerPoint has its own peculiarities, just as other Microsoft products do. While some of the demonstration systems are more user-friendly, the more complex they are, the more satisfying they are. Although certain types of drawing are important for the production of unique artwork, it is not always desirable to produce copies, particularly when trying to create something from scratch. You should create the images yourself in Illustrator or something similar, and then upload them to PowerPoint to get the quality you don't get in the presentation files.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/03/2021
Ronald W.
Freelancer
Consumer Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/02/2021

"Get Creative with Powerpoint"

Comments: My overall experience with Powerpoint has been good. It allows me to organize text and images ways that are visually pleasing and that communicate information effectively.

Pros: I like the ability to import, resize, rotate and animate images with ease that rivals many graphic artist programs. There's several different ways to add and delete slides from a presentation, and advancing or rewinding slides is as easy as pushing arrow keys on keyboard or using a presenter remote. Powerpoint gives access to a large library of design templates and themes to give your presentation its own unique feel, and the program groups some of the most commonly used commands on a ribbon for quick access.

Cons: I don't have any cons to list for Powerpoint, as I've used it for school, business, and personal projects without issues.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/02/2021