Sway Suggestion Box

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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.

How it works
• Create a user account if you want to add a new suggestion or vote on existing suggestions.
• Select one of the feedback forums listed.
• Check out the ideas others have suggested and vote on your favorites.
• Search for your suggestion and if you can’t find something similar, you can submit your own.
• Keep suggestions focused on a single idea per post and limited to 25 words or less.
• When you post an idea to our forum, others will be able to subscribe to it and make comments.

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  1. Live calendar embedding

    Please make it possible to embed a live calendar into a Sway that can be clicked on to open events and will reflect any live updates. We are replacing our current web site program with the use of Sway for teacher websites. One HUGE issue with the transition is the inability to have a calendar of events and assignments due. This is something that parents and students need to be able to see and interact with. If I just post a picture of a calendar that would have to be updated at every edit. Or if I link to an…

    120 votes
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  2. I would like sway to be embed into email for marketing use. This programme has so much it could offer.

    A way to embed or copy the HTML of the sway so I can use it for marketing newsletters. even copying the HTML for use with Dotmailer etc would be amazing.

    69 votes
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  3. Deploy company templates

    We'd like to be able to have a custom Sway template available for our Office 365 users to use to make Sway presentations.

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    3 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    We’ve released some templates in Sway in the web app (coming soon to Windows app and iOS app), and we’re already working on some improvements. We would greatly appreciate you taking this 2 minute survey to help us: http://www.instant.ly/s/XeU3G

  4. Sway should have Office ribbon

    Hi, it would be just awesome if Sway could have the ribbon like it is in Office in general. This would make our work much more intuitive and effective. I think most of us agrees that ribbon was excellent idea.

    21 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for this suggestion! What in the ribbon do you think would be good to add to Sway? Do you prefer the Win32 (Desktop) ribbon or the ribbon in the Universal app?

    We’d like to keep Sway simple to use, but would like to know if there’s functionality you think would be good to add.

  5. Sway would have great potential as a digital signage system

    I think Sway could have the building blocks for a great digital signage system. If Microsoft could release a "Enterprise" product where digital signage content could be created, and then be able to distribute them to TV's using a Windows 10 IoT device, that would be amazing. Storage of content could be either OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint or on premise server. Would need to separate the management of the connected Windows 10 IoT devices (IT department) from the content creators (your Communication department), then you got a great corporate digital sinage system.

    48 votes
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  6. Full Customization

    Alright Mr. Sway-Decision-Maker, it's time for a reality check.

    Customization is NEVER a bad idea. Sway seems like I'm being shoehorned into making a crap presentation with a great program. The program shows promise, however I won't be using it in the future unless full customization is implemented. From the other posts I've read, either nobody working on Sway has any idea how to implement that customization (which I don't believe), or they've got their head so far up their assess that they forgot how to let people innovate within a program. I'm currently just trying to add a frame…

    93 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    We’re sorry to hear about your frustration. Sway is a new productivity tool striving to reinvent the way people work, and since Sway is still a fledgling product, there are things we’re still working on. That said, we typically follow this model: first, and foremost, we want design decisions to be automatic so that our customer isn’t obligated to spend copious amounts of time on fine grain details (for example, Sway will automatically crop your image). We came up with this automatic system by working with professional designers to try and find something that is broadly appealing. However, we know it doesn’t fit everyone, so we offer a set of overrides to help users tweak their Sway (in this same example, this would be the feature Focus Points). Finally, we want to allow customization of those overrides (in this same analogy, this would be the ability to manually crop the…

  7. Digital Inking

    I love Digital Inking and would like Sway to support it for quick drawing, graph, math and why not able to write on the go.

    Also support for different colors of pen ink.

    135 votes
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  8. Data Tables

    Sway absolutely needs the ability to include data tables of some sort. Similar to Word or PPT.

    There is basically no way to present numeric data in Sway right now which makes it mostly useless as a business presentation tool.

    38 votes
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  9. Merge

    Can you introduce feature to merge two sways.

    101 votes
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  10. Integrate it with Microsoft Powerpoint

    I tried making a sway (or whatever you call to the product of this software) and found that it is an easy way of organizing your thoughts when doing a presentation.

    Instead of putting your ideas in "Outline" in Microsoft PowerPoint, I think organizing it this way (I mean the sway way XD) makes it more easier and adorable.

    77 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! How do you imagine Sway integrating with PowerPoint? Do you want to be able to convert one to the other? What functionality would you expect to see in Sway or in PowerPoint if they were integrated? Let us know in the comments! :)

  11. Embed gist

    Allow for embeding gist (gist.github.com) into sway

    32 votes
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  12. Sway Integrated Into SharePoint Publishing for Curation

    Integration features into SharePoint Publishing to allow content curation of SharePoint content utilizing Content Search. SharePoint currently allows you to publishing pages, but not curate content. It would be nice if you have a portal hosted in SharePoint to use Sway features to use Content Search to discover content within your portal to use in creating a narrative.

    58 votes
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  13. Sway and search engines

    Hi Sway Team,
    i was trying with using Sway for a presentation of my "little" company. Ater trying - i left it as a little "WebSite". Take a look at http://www.yabez.de
    The interesting thing was, that Google immediatly took my Sway in the Search Results (Search for "yabez"), Bing did not (for now).
    So here is my Idea: Could you implement a few functions for optimization in point of search-engines?
    - robots.txt stands in the moment not on "follow, ..."
    - indexing
    - Tags and description
    - ...

    Kind regards,

    Matthias

    25 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! This is a known issue, and we’ll be considering it in the future. :)

  14. Yammer Integration

    I can imagine a Sway tab on the User's Yammer Profile.
    • listing sways created by the user
    • ability to attach them to posts for sharing
    • ability to link to them from notes etc

    I can also imagine uploading sways into a Yammer Group in the files sections.
    • Images, Documents, Images, Videos and now Sways

    Finally, we need to ensure that we use app extensions so that the user on a mobile can easily share a sway into a Yammer group. Or from Yammer, open the sway in the app.

    24 votes
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  15. Sway to build entire websites

    I just think it would be an awesome one stop shop. Newsletters, prints, webpages, and it's all so easily connected to our email and PC.

    24 votes
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  16. Create a teacher controlled live session

    Allowing users to create a live-session in which the pacing is controlled by a facilitator would be a great addition to Sway. If this tool is being described as a storytelling tool, then Microsoft needs to pay attention to one of the most important aspects of telling a great story, the timing.

    20 votes
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  17. Microsoft Docs.com (The New Blog engine) & Sway (The new code-free content creator Tool)

    We are loving sway in our company and we believe this is the new trend in content creation, better than blogging as we know it. We are already in the process of helping small client/bloggers planning to start a blog without the hassles of coding take advantage of this new tool. But Microsoft needs to help us make the tool look professional. Scenario 1: We'll like to see the possibility of having a media site around docs.com something like bloggers (By google). Docs.com is almost like that already we just need to create some templates for users to configure to…

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  18. integrating Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Fireworks and other Adobe programs

    Microsoft should think of maybe in the future integrating Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator as well as other designer softwares such as Rhino and Sketchup.... Or maybe Microsoft can create another software similar to photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and integrate it into Sway... it will make Sway look absolutely professional and extremely convenient for people who are proficient at design and it will also draw newer people who already use Microsoft into the new design softwares (which is connected to Sway), if you you do go ahead with this in the future, please send me an email, i will be more than happy…

    6 votes
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  19. Sections and Pages

    Add Sections (tabs) and Pages like OneNote. This would be a great product to use for a project journal.

    7 votes
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  20. Tagging Sways to help organize them

    Add tagging and viewing of Sways to work similarly as Microsoft Photo Gallery and OneDrive uses. The benefit would be that it's a familiar and current concept and that grouping and sorting of Sways would be possible. Currently, we only have a least-recently-modified view. As the number of Sways increases, we'll have to find them, manage them, or version them. Do this before a third party starts doing it. (Auto tagging in OneDrive fashion would help too.)

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