Office 2010 is about to hit the streets next month, so the Microsoft team has been busy upgrading some of its official (and free) PowerPoint add-ons. We've already seen pptPlex upgraded, and now Producer -- an add-in that makes it easier to incorporate screencasts and video into PowerPoint decks -- has seen a similar upgrade.
There's no new features in Producer compared to the previous release, with changes restricted to ensuring 2010 compatibility and removing showstopper bugs in the existing product. However, with a bunch of new features in PowerPoint 2010, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's still a good tool for merging video and audio into PowerPoint, potentially creating standalone presentations you can use for education purposes. Producer is a free download for Microsoft Office users, Windows only.