Tonight the stars have aligned in Mountain View, and the long-awaited Google Presentations is finally live, and a working part of Google Docs for all users. Here are some of the specs from Google's release:
"-Create and keep presentations in one place on the Web that's accessible anytime, from any Internet-connected computer.
- Manage, update, and share presentations with colleagues by sending them a simple e-mail invitation.
- Edit together online and in real time, or contribute at different times to the same presentation on the Web.
- Present and control slide shows for all viewers over the Web, with no special setup required. Chat with viewers in real time via integrated chat.
- Import existing presentations to get started quickly.
- Quickly publish presentations to the general public or individuals of their choice."
As expected, it looks and feels a lot like Docs and Spreadsheets and handles Microsoft PowerPoint presentations up to 10MB without a hitch. We'll have a hands-on soon. In the meantime, you can play with it yourself at docs.google.com.