Microsoft releases Office Remote for Android

April 10, 2015 16:06
Microsoft releases Office Remote for Android

Office Remote - as its name suggests - acts as a remote through which you can control your presentations. The app works in conjunction with a desktop add-in installed on your PC, with actions undertaken on the app transmitted to the PC via Bluetooth. You need to have a desktop version of Office 2013 and the corresponding add-in for Office Remote to work with your PC.

At this stage, the app allows you to control the following functions:


View current slide and laser point using touch on your phone
Next slide preview
Play and pause embedded audio and video files
View slide thumbnails and jump to a slide
View speaker notes on your phone
View presentation timer and slide numbers


Change worksheets by swiping
Use Slicers, PivotTable, and Filters
Jump to any named object in your workbook
Move up or down the worksheet
Change the zoom level


Jump to headings
Jump to comments
Screen up/down
Line up/down
Change the zoom level

Previously available exclusively for Windows Phone 8, the launch of Office Remote on Android highlights Microsoft's commitment to bring more and more of its services to other platforms. There's no word as yet as to when Office Remote will be available on iOS, or when it'll be compatible with Office for Mac. Probably not too long considering the Office 2016 for Mac preview is in full swing.


- Manohar

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