How to Show Your PowerPoint 2016 Presentation Online

By Doug Lowe

PowerPoint 2016 includes a new online presentation feature that makes it ridiculously easy to share your presentation with other people remotely over the Internet. To use it, simply follow these steps:

1Click the Present Online button in the Slide Show Ribbon tab (shown in the margin).

Doing this brings up the Present Online dialog box.

2Click Connect. If prompted, enter your Windows Live username and password.

If you don’t have a Windows Live account, sign up for one at After you are connected, the dialog box shown appears.

3To send an email to your meeting participants, click Send in Email.

Next, complete the email by adding recipients and any other text you wish to add and send the email.

Your participants can then click the link to open the presentation in their web browsers.

You can also click Copy Link to copy the presentation link to the clipboard. You can then paste the link into an email to distribute to your meeting participants.

4When everyone is ready to view the presentation, click Start Presentation.

This starts the presentation. Your participants can follow the presentation in their web browsers.