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Outlook: running late button on windows phone!

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Don’t you just hate it when you are running late for an appointment or meeting? Traffic is holding you up, no parking space to be found or you just simply overslept. One way or the other you have to notify the meeting organizer that you will be late. What to do… write a mail, send a text or WhatsApp? When you have a Windows Phone and your appointment is in your calendar you can just hit the ‘Late’ button and send a notification to the meeting organizer. Let me show you:

In your calendar tap the meeting which could look something like this:

RunningLate_INow at the bottom om the meeting event you see the various options to choose from. In this case you see four options

accept: hit this button to accept the meeting. Not what we are looking for right now. If you have accepted already this button won’t be there.

decline: hit this button if you want to decline the meeting. If you have declined well the appointment will be there right 🙂

respond: well the obvious choices to make here

late: yes this is the button we are looking for. Hit this button if you think you might not make it on time. The next step will be presented:

RunningLate_IIThis is the easy step. Click the option which is applicable. Mind you if you have a meeting with a lot of people do not touch the email everyone option! Best would be to choose the first option. This will send an email to the meeting organizer which would be sufficient.

After that you will see a pre-filled email appear which you can just send to the meeting organizer.

Yes, hit send and you will be excused for the start of the meeting. Wow that might just give you the slack you were looking for right. So your live just got a little easier with just three clicks!

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Well running late for an appointment or meeting can have several causes. Just try to remind yourself why you were running late for this meeting. It is better to find a solution for why you are running late instead of hitting this button every time. Keyword here: planning!

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I have a Windows Phone, i do not know how this works on iPhone or Android. Do these phones have the same features on board?

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Office Lens: Perfect picture from the Whiteboard

Office-Lens_II Every now and again you bump into these great tools you can use for your work. Today i found another one. It is the Office Lens App for your windows phone. Earlier i posted a blogpost about Office Remote. Well you can see Office Lens in the same category here. This app makes taking snapshots from a whiteboard a whole lot easier. But wait you can also scan a document or even a photo. So why would you want to do that one asks? Well if you are like me and you have taken a picture from a whiteboard before you know what a struggle this can be to get a result which actually looks as you would like it to look. Office Lens will help you in the process of taking a picture from the whiteboard, present you with an option to do some additional cropping and in the end the app will fix the image for you.


Ok enough said. Show some results. I have taken a picture from a whiteboard. The first one is actually just a picture with nothing done to it. As you can see the board is very glossy and you see the shadow of me taking the picture. That is not what i want. Well let’s try another angle. With Office Lens i took the same picture and let the app do his work. It cropped the picture and removed the shadow for me. Wow i am officially impressed 🙂

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As with Office Remote the app comes with clear instructions. When first started you get a couple of screens explaining the app. Yes this is how the apps should work! You can get it here: Office Lens or just search for in on your phone! Nice right..? So start taking pictures from those whiteboards now 🙂

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Office Remote – Presenting using your Windows Phone!

OffRemote_III I do a lot of presenting and it is always a challenge to pick the right tools for the job. A lot depends on the environment settings in which you have to do your show. Will i be able to walk around just a little, is presenterview easy to use at the moment, can i use the mouse for clicking to the next slide etc. Since a couple of weeks i’ve added Office Remote to my toolbox when presenting. So what is it and how can it add value to your presentation?Office Remote is an add in for PowerPoint. When installed it will add an additional tab to your ribbon called Office Remote.
Download Office remote here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41149
You need a windows 8 phone device, office 2013 (i tried office 2010 and that also worked… ssst don’t tell anyone) and the desktop addin!
The next step you have to do is download the App from the windows store. Just type office remote in your search box on your phone.
Install the App and you are good to go. Now for some additional steps:
  • Your phone must be set to bluetooth enabled. Your tablet or pc must also be set to bluetooth enabled. In your PC settings (tablet settings) let devices sync via bluetooth (pair). The name of the connecting pc will be stored in your phoneapp;
  • Ok, devices are in sync, it is time to use the office remote during the presentation;
  • Start PowerPoint and click on the Office Remote tab, click on the Office remote button;
  • Make sure you start the app on your phone. Goes without saying that bluetooth should be enabled…
  • Now when you start your presentation you will see the filename appear on your windows phone. Select the file and just by clicking on your phone you will advance to the next slide. But what really makes it interesting is the fact that it shows the notes from the notes pane directly on your phone. Your story is right there in the palm of your hands 🙂 Who needs presenterview now…
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What are you waiting for, give it a try…

Take a look at the video by clicking the link below and your on your way:

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Happy Presenting 🙂