Microsoft starts it's sales pitch for PowerPoint with the assumption that “You don't have to be a design expert to create a great presentation.” While that may be true, there is more to creating something exceptional than Microsoft can give you at the push of a button. That being said, PowerPoint has developed into a powerful tool for the creation of presentation support media. It's pre-packaged transitions (though widely abused), it's integration of different types of media, and it's broad user base make it a formidable choice for driving single screen shows.

There are exciting new things happening with PowerPoint. To learn more about Microsoft's effort to make this product more powerful, check out their website at office.microsoft.com.