Sway Suggestion Box

Welcome to Microsoft Sway’s Suggestion Box by UserVoice!

To help us build the best version of Sway, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to hear your ideas and suggestions. We will read all the suggestions, and we regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. Please note that the suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

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  1. connect Sway Analytics in Power BI

    I would like to create Power BI reports and dashboards using Sway Analytics as a data source.

    Ideally, I could create reports using analytics from Sways I have created and Sways for which I have author access.

    70 votes
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      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a feature to create tables directly in Microsoft Sway

      *English follows Japanese
      ■Title(件名):
      Microsoft Sway 内での表の作成機能について

      Add a feature to create tables directly in Microsoft Sway
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      ■Description(内容):
      現時点では Microsoft Sway 内の機能に "表" を作成する機能がなく、Excel Online 等にて埋め込む方法が代用の方法となります。今後の機能の拡充の要望として Microsoft Sway 機能内にて "表" を作成する機能を追加していただく事を要望いたします。

      It would be very useful if we can create a table directly within the Microsoft Sway, instead of creating a table in Excel Online and embed it into Sway.

      Thank you for your consideration.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable to display closed captions of videos automatically

        In my understanding, currently we have to pause a video and turn closed caption on for watching closed captions but I think it is not so good as presentation experience. Please add settings for automatically displaying closed captions like "cc_load_policy=1" in YouTube.

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide the official articles for Microsoft Sway service

          *English follows Japanese
          ■Title(件名):
          Microsoft Sway の公開情報について

          Provide the official articles for Microsoft Sway service
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          ■Description(内容):
          PCや、モバイル等のご利用環境により、作成した Sway がどのような表示となるか、またどのように作成する事が機能的であるか等の参考情報を公開する事で、よりユーザーが利用しやすくなると考えられます。そのため、Microsoft Sway に関する公開情報のさらなる拡充を要望いたします。

          We hope you to publish the Microsoft official information about the followings.
          -Depending on users’ environment (via PC, mobile devices, etc.), how the created Sway is displayed on users’ screens
          -How to create more functional Sway

          Thank you for your consideration

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Internal Link

            I'm requesting the ability to link to an existing Sway header.

            59 votes
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              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Microsoft Flow integration for data import automation

              I would like to leverage Microsoft Flow to pump data into Sway in order to present live data within Sway slides. By focusing on Flow, the types of content available to Sway users would increase over time as more Flow integration options become available.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Power Bi Embedded Capabilities

                Power Bi's service capabilities have changed in a way which will make Sway's existing workflow for embedding dashboards unusable. This is very unfortunate, because Sway provides an excellent venue for quickly and easily sharing dashboards.

                It would be excellent if Sway could add functionality to embed a Power Bi dash using the "Embedded" workflow. Bonus points if you can tie in buttons that can link to the API functionality.

                45 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Speaker notes

                  Add speaker notes box.

                  Speaker notes should be able to be viewed in separate window (or synched on a separate device would be 100x better!!). I need all the help I can when I present.

                  103 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Have the ability to Embed Airtable Databases. (www.airtable.com)

                    I use airtable as a database app. The ability to interact with my airtable database inside of a sway would be very helpful.

                    6 votes
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                    • Insert a live twitter hashtag or feed

                      I would like to be able to insert a twitter field, which I can set to a specific #hashtag, which would then show the e.g. newest 1-3 tweets.

                      65 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sway to be stored in O365

                        If an employee creates a new Sway from Office 365, the default location should be in a location that is manageable by the O365 Admins. Sway content needs to be treated just like any other business content.

                        34 votes
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                        • automatically display picture captions next to picture

                          Captions pictures should display automatically next to the picture. Do not require viewer to click the picture to see the related caption.

                          33 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Almost all picture captions are displayed next to the picture (or on the picture). There are some exceptions (for example, when the picture takes the whole screen, users will have to scroll slightly. Or if the picture is part of something interactive, there’s a button to reveal the caption). Are you concerned about the image location not being shown unless the user clicks the image (the link of the site where the picture was obtained)? Let us know in the comments!

                          • !utomatic citation of Creative Commons images included when inserted in a Sway

                            Adding Creative Commons images by themselves is not enough. It is not good netiquette to simply use images without citation. The CC license on lots of these images REQUIRE citation. Let's set a good example for students and others by having Sway include a citation source link when inserting a CC image from Bing or Flickr.

                            41 votes
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                            • Linkable pictures

                              I'd like to have images optionally linkable so viewers can click on them to go to other pages I want to direct them to. Somewhat like Pinterest, I guess.

                              172 votes
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                              • Split option in Text Cards (For easier importing)

                                When I import word docs it turns my nice bulleted outline into one giant text card. having a split function for text would be amazing. Using it is simple. Highlight the text you want to make separate. then click split. Sway separates the text into it's own card while retaining formatting. allowing you to move and format sway imports faster and more efficiently.

                                8 votes
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                                • Version Control

                                  Add automatic version control which would allow you to jump back to a previous version. Ideally if you add coauthoring it would then allow you to see who changed what.

                                  26 votes
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                                  • Draw Shapes

                                    I'd like to be able to draw shapes (boxes, circles, freeform, etc.) and be able to modify the properties of the shape (line color and type/weight, fill, transparency), just like in PPT.

                                    34 votes
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                                      Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Live-updating Sways

                                      ... to edit sway, while it is shown on another device. This would be useful if sway is used as an infoscreen eg in Lobby. I want to insert actual information while someone watch at it somewhere else in the network. Best way: an automatic insert at a certain place (for rss-feeds for example)

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Usage Reports in the Office 365 Admin tool or User Adoption PowerBI Content Pack

                                        Sway should be as manageable as any other workload in Office 365. It should have usage reports accessible to the O365 Global Admin. Usage reports should show how many Sways have been created, viewed, shared, or whatever other relevant actions in the last 7, 30, or 180 days, just like for several other workloads.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Provide the permission level that allows specifying the external users when sharing Microsoft Sway

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                                          ■Title(件名):
                                          Microsoft Sway の外部共有について、特定の外部ユーザーを指定して共有を行えるようにしてほしい

                                          Provide the permission level that allows specifying the external users when sharing Microsoft Sway
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                                          ■Description(内容):
                                          Microsoft Sway で外部共有を行う場合、リンクを知っている人は誰でも共有を行える設定のみとなり、特定の外部ユーザーを指定して共有する機能がありません。そのため、Microsoft Sway の外部共有においても、特定の外部ユーザーを指定して共有を行えるように機能拡充を要望します。

                                          When sharing Microsoft Sway with external users, there is only one permission level “Anyone with a link” available. It is not possible to share Sway with specific external users.

                                          In order to improve usability, it will be nice if we could specify the external users to share Sway.

                                          Thank you for your consideration.

                                          13 votes
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