For those who’re going to provide enterprise displays, odds are you’ll be selecting between Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides, the 2 best-known presentation functions. They’re each stable, helpful instruments — and each have modified an excellent deal through the years. Given all their modifications, chances are you’ll wish to rethink what you’re utilizing at the moment.
That can assist you select, I put them by their paces by constructing a presentation that many enterprise professionals would possibly create: asserting a brand new services or products line. In every program I began by on the lookout for appropriate templates, then created a brand new presentation; added slides; juiced them up with graphics, video, and animations; collaborated with others on it; and eventually, gave presentation itself.
One distinction between Slides and PowerPoint is worth. Though Google Slides is a part of Google’s licensed Google Workspace (previously G Suite) subscription for companies, it stays free for particular person use. PowerPoint is a part of Microsoft Workplace, which has quite a lot of completely different iterations for private or enterprise use and is out there as both an annual Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription or as a one-time purchase (what Microsoft calls the “perpetual” model of Workplace). People can use the online version of PowerPoint totally free, however its performance isn’t as sturdy because the desktop consumer’s.
This evaluate focuses on the PowerPoint desktop software for Home windows in Microsoft 365/Workplace 365. People and companies who use the perpetual model of PowerPoint might not have all of the options lined right here. As a result of it’s a multiplatform world, I additionally examined PowerPoint’s macOS desktop consumer, its internet model, and its Android and iOS cell apps. Google Slides is web-based, and I used it in my Edge and Chrome browsers; Google additionally presents Slides apps for Android and iOS, so I examined these as nicely.
With all that in thoughts, let’s get began.