The dream boss? What it was like to work for Bill Gates

This is part three of a series of stories by Robert Gaskins who helped invent PowerPoint at Forethought Inc. in 1984 (see part one and part two). It was the first significant acquisition made by Microsoft. We spoke to Robert about the process of building a startup in the…

Life before the web – Running a Startup in the 1980’s

This is part two of a series of stories by Robert Gaskins who helped invent PowerPoint at Forethought Inc. in 1984 (read part one here). It was the first significant acquisition made by Microsoft. We spoke to Robert about building a startup in the 1980s and…

Deal of the century? How Microsoft beat Apple to buy PowerPoint for $14 million

This is part one of a series of stories from Robert Gaskins who helped invent PowerPoint at Forethought Inc. in 1984. It was the first significant acquisition made by Microsoft. We interviewed Robert about the process of building a startup in the 1980s and…

Open Old Powerpoint Presentations in Office 2007 and Office 2010

Zamzar now allows you to open old Powerpoint presentations in Office 2007 and Office 2010, by converting them to a more up-to-date format. No longer should you have to see the horrible error: PowerPoint can't open the type of file…

Convert pptx files to ppt, odp, html, pcx, pdf, png, ps and swf

Great news ! We've been working hard here at Zamzar to round out our support for Microsoft Office 2007 files, and we're pleased to announce that you can now use Zamzar to convert "pptx" files generated by Office 2007 to…