30 Years Strong – Microsoft PowerPoint Turns 30 Today

I guess you’ve heard of PowerPoint? Well if not, I suggest you go and have a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. PowerPoint has dominated the presentation market for years, and today (20th April 2017) it turns 30 years old.

Ben Bradbury, April 20, 2017

Back in April 1987, a computer scientist in a lab near Stanford started crafting a software application that would change how people communicate. It launched three years later as PowerPoint 1.0.

To get PowerPoint off the ground, Apple’s Strategic Investment Group funded the project, and ironically in July 1987, PowerPoint was acquired by Microsoft for $14m.

Since then, Microsoft PowerPoint has witnessed the freedom of Nelson Mandela, The Iraq War, Leicester City winning the Premier League, and Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States…

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What will the next 30 years look like for PowerPoint?

To celebrate the 30th Birthday of PowerPoint, we’ve created three beautiful infographics. You can see them all below:

The History of PowerPoint

PowerPoint vs Keynote

The PowerPoint Alternatives Universe

Why not check out our latest update for The Best PowerPoint Alternatives in 2018...

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