Office Lens App Now Works With Office 365's School, Work Accounts
Microsoft's intelligent pocket scanner app now links with Office 365 educational and work accounts.Office Lens, Microsoft's scanner app for capturing information on physical documents and receipts, now connects to Office 365 school and work accounts. Available now at Apple's App Store, version 1.2 of the app for iPhone enhances the app's cloud storage and collaboration capabilities for users whose organizations are invested in Microsoft's Office 365 productivity ecosystem. "In addition to saving Office Lens-enhanced scans to your personal OneNote or OneDrive account, you can now sign in with your Office 365 work or school account and save documents to OneNote, Word and PowerPoint or as an image or PDF file on OneDrive for Business," wrote Microsoft's OneNote group in an Oct. 26 blog post. "You can then easily share your documents with colleagues or students in the secure and reliable Office 365 environment." Built-in Office 365 support also helps organizations combat shadow IT, asserted the company. "IT pros and admins will appreciate that Office Lens for iPhone enables users to protect their data in OneDrive for Business, ensuring the same high level of security and compliance provided for all enterprise data in Office 365." Dubbed a pocket scanner by Microsoft, Office Lens digitizes documents, enabling users to capture information as they encounter it in the real world. Users can also search, copy and edit captured content using optical character recognition (OCR).
A whiteboard mode automatically trims the image and corrects for shadows and glare. Similarly, the app's document mode trims and adjusts the image so that it approximates a document captured by a traditional flatbed scanner.