In her All About Microsoft blog, my colleague Mary Jo Foley notes an official Microsoft Mac Mojo blog posting from earlier this week that has revealed technology in the forthcoming (January 15) Office 2008 for Mac that will allow users to export PowerPoint 2008 presentations onto their iPods and/or iPhones.
Here's the relevant excerpt from this blog post (linked above)
“Getting presentations from PowerPoint 2008 for Mac to your iPod or iPhone is easy. PowerPoint exports your presentation as a series of pictures directly to iPhoto, or saves those same slide images as pictures to your Pictures folder. From there, sync pictures to your iPod or iPhone through iTunes as usual, then use the built-in Photos or slide show program on your iPod or iPhone to show your presentation. No sweat!
“Presentations look great on the big wide screens of iPhone and iPod Touch, but they look even better on a big screen TV or projected. Plug your iPod into a television or projector using the Apple Component AV or Composite AV cable and leave your laptop in the case.”
Mary Jo notes that according to Microsoft, not only will this new feature will work on any iPhone, but it will also function on any iPod model that supports pictures, like the iPod Touch, iPod Classic or current generation iPod Nano, and will requires iPhoto ‘06 or later, according to Microsoft.
So what do you think of this announcement, readers?