For the last few weeks people have been talking about Google PowerPoint Viewer in Gmail and this morning it seems to have gone live. Many times when i am on the road, i send my slide decks to my Gmail account for easy access at the client site (i used to use my memory stick for that purpose). Sometimes, for example if you are on a loaner client laptop or in the training room (or your client doesn't use Microsoft products!) it can be a hassle to have to install software or transfer the PPT to another format. Well thanks to Google this is no longer an issue.
I will definitely use the Slideshow view to take a client through a slide deck but after testing it this morning i still think they need to enhance it, for example transitions within slides are lost and sometimes in the slide decks i use (well the exciting ones!) that is essential. I would also like to see some of the functionality i posted about with Google's acquisition of GapMinder into their Slideshow/presentation tools in order to create dynamic and compelling slidedecks quickly.