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Using your phone to take notes at #msignite or the conference / meeting of your choice

Ok… so you’re at a conference… you need to take notes and capture your thoughts as the presentations go.

Yes, you can download the Presentations and Video’s later but what do you do, when you are in the moment, listening to the presentation.

Pen and paper I guess is a possibility, but we are techies! There has to be a better way… and there is!  (Besides, I don’t know about you but the more I work in IT, my handwriting has got worse and worse…)

OneNote coupled with Office Lens!

Now that Microsoft is supporting multiple platforms, I use my trusty iPhone 6 with OneNote to write the notes and I use Office Lens to take screenshots of the presentation on the screen.  The results are impressive! Very impressive.

OneNote is of course excellent at taking notes and synchronizes back to your OneDrive / OneDrive for Business

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OneNote is of course excellent at taking notes and synchronizes back to your OneDrive / OneDrive for Business

Office Lens allows you to take photos at different angles (use the document feature against the presentation screen) and it sorts it all our for you.

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Import into OneNote and you are done! (I tend to save in my phone’s photo library and import exactly where I want it in my notes)

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So there you have it… easy notes that sync back home and ready to send out to people when you get back to work!

Office Lens links:

Overview: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/officelens-031714.aspx

You can download from all modern app stores (iOS, Android & Windows Phone)

Till the next time…

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