Sean Lyndersay of PowerPoint Web App team talks about some of the high level considerations of creating a web-based version of PowerPoint. “We do not think of the Office Web Apps as second-class citizens. We think of them as part of the set of products we call PowerPoint (or Word, or Excel or OneNote). Each app with the PowerPoint name, whether desktop or web (or mobile), is designed to meet the needs of PowerPoint users in different environments and with different requirements. For our initial release, the scenarios we focused on for the PowerPoint Web App are: Reading a presentation anywhere – either your own or one that was shared with you – with high-fidelity – Giving a standard presentation anywhere and to anyone – Sharing your presentation with others – Making key edits to the presentation anywhere.
Full Article: PowerPoint Blog