If you use Microsoft OneNote and OneDrive then you need Microsoft Lens…

This Android App (Microsoft Lens) is currently in beta but is one of the best document scanners out there. What impresses me is the accuracy of the scans (corner detection) and the clarity of the result. If you are in the world of Microsoft and use OneNote and OneDrive, this is a must-have app. When you complete a scan you are given the option to upload the scan (PDF or Image option) to OneNote, OneDrive or both. You can also convert the scan of a document to Microsoft Word or Powerpoint using OCR technology (Optical Character Recognition). Since this is in beta, you may have to sign up as a beta tester to download the app.

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Scan and upload all your notes, receipts, and documents. Increase your productivity by eliminating time spent looking for documents or business cards. Sketch your ideas and snap a picture for later. Whether you’re using it for business or education, Office Lens will help you save and share your documents in OneNote and OneDrive so you can all work together.

Source: Microsoft Office Lens – PDF Scanner – Apps on Google Play

Microsoft gets ready to roll out the new Edge to Windows 10 via Windows Update | ZDNet

Microsoft officials have said the new Chromium-based Edge browser will be generally available starting January 15, 2020. They also said in early November that the new Edge will be bundled with Windows 10 right after the general availability date, though this will happen in a staggered/staged manner. This week, the Redmondians are providing links to more details about the coming Edge rollout for Windows 10.

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Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ app now lets anyone make and receive calls from their PC | Windows Central

Microsoft’s Your Phone app is finally ready to add one of its biggest missing features: calling. The app already allows you to relay text messages, sync notifications, and share images between your phone and PC. Starting today, you’ll also be able to make and receive calls with a PC that’s connected to your Android phone.

 

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Source: Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ app now lets anyone make and receive calls from their PC | Windows Central

China to ditch all Windows PCs by 2022 – could this be Linux’s time to shine? | TechRadar

In a major blow to Microsoft, the Chinese government will be replacing all PCs that run Windows by 2022, and could instead use a Chinese-created Linux distro, such as Kylin Linux.

The order comes from the Chinese Communist Party Central Office, and is part of a drive to replace any computer that runs non-Chinese software, partly in response to the US government’s blacklisting of Chinese hardware.

Source: China to ditch all Windows PCs by 2022 – could this be Linux’s time to shine? | TechRadar

Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 14, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Here’s how and where to watch (stream) the impeachment hearings; Microsoft has resurrected PowerToys for Windows 10; Ten network scanning tools reviewed by Addictive Tips; Google Maps and Translate will be connected to translate foreign place names; AND, having been superseded by WPA2 and WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access generations 2 and 3), Microsoft is completely dropping support for WEP from Windows 10…

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Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 | CISA

Technical Details

All software products have a lifecycle. “End of support” refers to the date when the software vendor will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. [2] For more information on end of support for Microsoft products see the Microsoft End of Support FAQ. Systems running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will continue to work at their current capacity even after support ends on January 14, 2020. However, using unsupported software may increase the likelihood of malware and other security threats. Mission and business functions supported by systems running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 could experience negative consequences resulting from unpatched vulnerabilities and software bugs. These negative consequences could include the loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, system resources, and business assets.

Mitigations

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and organizations to: Upgrade to a newer operating system. Identify affected devices to determine breadth of the problem and assess risk of not upgrading.  Establish and execute a plan to systematically migrate

Source: Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 | CISA


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