Microsoft made a surprising decision for the Office Lens application used for scanning photos and documents. The application’s Microsoft Store journey, which was released by the company in 2014, appears to be over. But why did Microsoft Store make such a decision for the Office Lens app?
Are we at the end of the road for the Office Lens app?
Microsoft has removed the successful Office Lens application from the Microsoft Store store as of January 1, 2021. In fact, this announcement was on the Office Lens application page long before that.
However, users cannot download the application to their computer for the time being. Microsoft continues to support the Android and iOS side, especially for the application that is widely used on the mobile side.
The company’s statement on the support page is as follows:
“Certain cloud-based services, such as saving your images in Office Lens for Windows to OneDrive, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or PDF, will no longer be available after December 31, 2020. You can continue to use other functions of the application installed here. Your device. In addition, Office Lens for Windows 10 will no longer be available for download from the Microsoft Store starting January 1, 2021. To continue enjoying all Office Lens features, we recommend that you download and use the latest version of Office Lens for iOS or Office. . “
According to this statement, OneDrive for Office Lens will not be available for cloud-based services such as OneNote. While it uses mobile versions of the application, it appears that it cannot integrate with Microsoft cloud services.
The removal of Office Lens from the Microsoft Store and the end of support for cloud services caused comments that the successful application was disconnected. Do you find the Office Lens application successful? Why do you think Microsoft made such a decision?