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Office Mix is Going Away in 2018

If you’ve used Microsoft Office’s Mix add-on to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons, you’re going to want to listen up. Microsoft is nixing Mix on May 1, 2018, and incorporating its features into the core PowerPoint application.

In an email, Microsoft said, “We are retiring the Office Mix Preview service on M‍ay 1, 2‍018 and need you to take action to save your files. Please make sure to migrate all of your content to a storage location of your choice before the retirement date to avoid losing any of your data.”

According to Thurrott:

Microsoft introduced Mix over two years ago and presented it (ahem) as a way to turn unidirectional presentations into interactive online lessons that you can share with others. It seems to have been pretty popular with teachers and educators, trainers, and other presenters.

If you do use Mix, you can sign-in at the Office Mix website to access your content and export it or migrate it elsewhere. Those with qualifying accounts—meaning Office 365 commercial or education accounts—can migrate their content to Microsoft Stream. You can learn more about content migration here.