Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program, created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin at a software company named Forethought, Inc. Microsoft PowerPoint was released on April 20, 1987, initially for Macintosh computers only. Microsoft acquired PowerPoint for $14 million three months after it appeared. This was Microsoft’s first significant acquisition, and Microsoft set up a new business unit for PowerPoint in Silicon Valley where Forethought had been located. It is one of many programs run by the company Microsoft and can be identified by its trademark orange, and P initial on the logo. Microsoft PowerPoint offers users many ways to display information from simple presentations to complex multimedia presentations.
MS PowerPoint became a component of the Microsoft Office suite, first offered in 1989 for Macintosh and in 1990 for Windows, which bundled several Microsoft apps. Beginning with PowerPoint 4.0 (1994), PowerPoint was integrated into Microsoft Office development, and adopted shared common components and a converged user interface.
PowerPoint’s market share was very small at first, prior to introducing a version for Microsoft Windows, but it grew rapidly with the growth of Windows and of Office. (pp402–404) Since the late 1990s, PowerPoint’s worldwide market share of presentation software has been estimated at 95 percent.
MS PowerPoint was originally designed to provide visuals for group presentations within business organizations, but it has come to be very widely used in many other communication situations, both in business and beyond. The impact of this much wider use of PowerPoint has been experienced as a powerful change throughout society, with strong reactions including advice that it should be used less, should be used differently, or should be used better.
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