What Is PowerPoint?

PowerPoint is a software program developed by Microsoft that facilitates the creation of slide show presentations and is part of the Microsoft Office program suite. Presentations created on PowerPoint are typically used in both academic and business settings to accompany oral presentations.

Other uses for the PowerPoint program include the creation of photo albums and sales presentations. Experienced users can also create customized presentations by using design templates available within the program. Other templates and application add-ons can be downloaded online from Microsoft and third-party websites. PowerPoint also allows users to print their presentations in the form of outlines or handouts.