Microsoft updates Office Apps and OneDrive with Activity Feed

OneDrive for Business updates

Microsoft recently announced several enhancements to OneDrive for commercial customers. Now you can use the latest client to sync SharePoint Online team sites and OneDrive for Business shared folders, providing you with easy access to your shared documents. On the web, we have simplified the sharing experience, helping you better specify scope and duration for sharing permissions. OneDrive is also easier for IT to deploy and manage with the new OneDrive admin centre and a standalone Mac client. Learn more about the details, availability and more in today’s OneDrive blog.

Activity feed is now available for consumers


In April, Microsoft introduced an activity feed in Word, Excel and PowerPoint for documents stored on SharePoint or OneDrive for Business—one of many updates bringing the collaboration experience front and centre within the Office apps. Now this experience is available for consumers who store their documents on OneDrive. This means all subscribers can now stay on top of changes to shared cloud documents by accessing a full history of changes, as well as easily opening or even reverting to a prior version as needed. Get started with the Activity feed in a few easy steps.

Office Lens integration on Android


Office Lens is a pocket scanner for digitizing notes from whiteboards or blackboards, as well as capturing documents, business cards and more. Now we’ve started integrating its technology directly into the camera capture experience in Word and PowerPoint on Android. This means that directly from within Word and PowerPoint, you can capture, crop, straighten and enhance pictures of whiteboards. This can help students summarise classroom lecture notes and diagrams into a document, professionals capture diagram mockups into a presentation and more. In the future, we’ll expand this option to Excel and integrate additional Office Lens capabilities, such as document capture, Optical Character Recognition (making handwritten text within captured searchable) and more. Stay tuned!

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