Turn Your Windows Phone into a Remote for Office Presentations
Article by George Norman
On 20 Nov 2013
Microsoft Research recently rolled out a cool new app called Office Remote. You can use it to remotely control Office documents from your Windows Phone.

The Office Remote app is available for download for free on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store.


Earlier this week Microsoft Research was glad to introduce Office Remote, a free app for Windows Phone, a new app that turns the mobile device into a smart remote for Office 2013 and Office 365. This means you can use Office Remote on your Windows phone to remotely control Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. While you’re making your presentation, your Windows Phones acts as a remote and allows you to remotely interact with Office documents.

“You can start your PowerPoint presentation, advance the slides, see your speaker notes, and control an on-screen laser pointer with a touch of your finger—all from your phone,” says Office program manager Bert Van Hoof. “You can also navigate between Excel worksheets and graphs, and control data slicers from the palm of your hand. And you can scroll through a Word document or quickly jump to specific sections or comments.”

Please note that you will need a couple other things alongside the Office Remote app. You will, of course, need to have Office 2013 installed on your PC; any version will do apart from Office 213 RT and any earlier Office version. You will also need a Bluetooth connection to your PC and you will need a desktop add-in for Office remote.

So to recap, if you have a Bluetooth-enabled PC, Office 2013 or Office 365, a desktop add-in and the Office Remote app, you can interact with your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from your mobile. You can use your mobile as a remote while making a presentation for example.

Additional information on Office Remote is available here.

Tags: Microsoft, Office, Office Remote, Windows Phone, app, document
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