Hey John. I certainly hear you and am all too familiar with those "day of" type requests. Have you seen first hand the behavior of some of the other platforms with their native Powerpoint integration? I have some experience with a few myself and can attest that in most cases it's the same or worse than what we currently have in MediaShout. MediaShout itself had a direct integration of Powerpoint for playback up through Version 6, but about a year after launch of Version 6, Microsoft introduced big changes that made it very intermittent and unreliable on when and IF it would still work to playback Powerpoints that way. It would cause odd display issues, crashing of the program, and sometimes just would show a black screen. This was for MediaShout and there were similar issues on many other software options that used that form of integration as well. The problem was that those elements of Powerpoint that we used to rely on are simply no longer there. With the move to Office 365 and more cloud-based integration, the components that put Powerpoint in the playing field with other software able to control it are just no longer a priority for Microsoft. After trying for literally years to come up with a way to do it, we had to adapt to this change and begin offering other options to reliably get Powerpoints in--such as the convert to JPEG option, or the import option that brings the Powerpoint in with the ability to edit, although it's not always perfect and can require some tweaking. So for ideal situations, we'd advise first to create the content IN MediaShout 7 as a full-service presentation software, eliminating the need for Powerpoint (especially with the new editor feeling much like Powerpoint itself, with the benefits of MediaShout, and features like sermon builder for pastors to quickly build their sermon slides and get them to the media team), or two, import the Powerpoints and then tweak from there if you can get the slides in advance, or three-- if you are forced to take the last minute route when someone walks in with a Powerpoint, then that would be the time you have Powerpoint open behind MediaShout, and simply minimize MediaShout and/or press F2 to toggle the MediaShout output to off, during the presentation of the Powerpoint. Then when you're done, go back to MediaShout and press F2 to go live with it again.