Office Lens In A Nutshell

In a nutshell - how Office Lens will transform the way you work!

Einstein’s Blackboard

We’ve all had those meetings where ideas are flowing like water and every time a member of the team speaks it’s like gold. There’s a hurry to get those ideas on the white board and before you know it you have a board that looks like something from Einstein’s formula book.

The hardest part is trying to retain, write down, document and decipher that information as everyone will take down the information differently, and what you end up with is usually several versions of the truth.

Office Lens

A fantastic addition to Office 365 is Office Lens. It’s a neat little app that sits on your mobile device and uses OCR (OneNote’s Optical Character Recognition) to capture and decipher images.

What this means is you can take out your phone at the end of the meeting, take a snap of the whiteboard and the OCR will turn that information into searchable and editable text. Not only can you email that document to everyone present in the meeting, you can also turn it into a PowerPoint slide and edit whatever parts of it you wish, making it completely interactive and allowing for seamless collaboration. The OCR is so good it will even pick up the information from boards at an angle and those hit with light glare, and will adjust the final version of the document accordingly.

Great After Events

At Doherty Associates, we hold two Office 365 events a month at the Gherkin Building. These events are aimed at those people who are serious about moving to the Cloud and understand that working with us will benefit their business.

After the event, I have a handful of business cards which I need to make sure I’m logging correctly. Previously we had an apprentice who would sit there and take down all the information from each card, and then put it into an Excel sheet. Not only is this time consuming, but it's a complete bore for the person doing it. With the Office Lens app, all I have to do is take a picture of the business card and allow my OneDrive to store it so that when I get back to the office I can use the OCR to collate all the information for me and have it extracted into an excel sheet - job done!

A neat little app that packs a mighty punch!

Download Office Lens for your device from the links below and have some fun with it, see what it can do for you and how it can empower your business.

Office Lens Android:

Office Lens Apple:

Office Lens Windows:


For more information regarding Office 365 and its associated products give one of our friendly team a call on 02089871150.

TOPICS: 24x7, Cloud, collaboration, competitive advantage, flexibility, information, Microsoft, Office 365, Office Lens, OneDrive, productivity, time saving, windows, working remotely

Written By: Jacob

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