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Microsoft Releases Office Lens to All Windows 10 Devices, Adds Office 365 Support

Microsoft's UWP Office Lens app has been made available on Windows 10 tablets, phones, and desktops, along with support for OneDrive Business and Office 365.


Today has updated their app for , making it truly universal, with phone, tablet and HoloLens support. The app allows users take, crop and re-use pictures, for use in OneNote, Word, and PowerPoint.

Once content is captured, it gets saved to OneDrive in a searchable index via Microsoft's Optical Character Recognition. This means you can look for words or equations within your images – especially useful if you can't remember file names.

Office 365 and OneDrive for Business Support

Furthermore, the latest update lets you save scans to business and school OneDrive accounts. The content is then synced to , complete with its security and sharing features.


Unfortunately, it appears that users are having problems with the app. For myself and other users, starting it up simply results in instant crashes. However, the issue only seems to affect some devices.

At the time of writing this, the app has already had two one-star ratings due to the bug. It's not yet clear if Microsoft has fixed the issue in this build.

Office Lens Features

The Office Lens app for Windows 10 PCs first appeared at the end of last month, but this marks an official acknowledgment, as well Office 365 and OneDrive for business support.

In case you missed our previous coverage, here's a rundown of the UWP features:

  • “Whiteboard mode. Office Lens trims and cleans up glare and shadows.
  • Document mode. Office Lens trims and colors images perfectly.
  • The scanned picture can be saved to your choice of OneNote or OneDrive, or locally on the device.
  • Business Card mode can extract contact information and save it into your address book and OneNote. This feature works best with business cards in English, German, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.
  • Choose to convert images to PDF (.pdf), Word (.docx), or PowerPoint (.pptx) files that are automatically saved to OneDrive.”

You can download the app for yourself from the Windows Store, and can read the official announcement on the Office blog.

Ryan Maskell
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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