Distributed PowerPoint

This is a set of wrappers provided by the Access Grid system for the Microsoft PowerPoint application that allows a single server to handle a number of presentations at a number of remote sites, with every site in a particular Virtual Venue receiving synchronized frame changes as the master for each presentation (generally the speaker giving the talk) changes slides.

The PowerPoint file itself needs to be made accessible at each remote location, and this can be achieved by e-mail or file transfer (to create a local copy of the file) or by accessing it as a Web page, in which case all sites can share a single copy.

There are a number of other improved technologies that are increasingly being used in place of Distributed PowerPoint such as IG Pix, VNC and Shared PowerPoint.