StandOut from Electric Rain does seem one of the most promising presentation programs in the recent past. In the decade that’s gone by, one presentation program after the other has gone to no man’s land: Astound, Lotus Freelance, Adobe Persuasion, Macromedia Action, and these are only a few of them. Microsoft’s PowerPoint has towered over all of them.
So that brings us back to StandOut — can it make it where others haven’t been able to — ironically StandOut is a great example of showcasing Microsoft’s new technologies: Windows Vista, .NET 3, and Expression graphic programs. And Mike Soucie, CEO of Electric Rain does mention that there’s some sort of content exchange possible between PowerPoint and StandOut.