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OneNote 2010 Info Begins to Trickle Out



It is a slow trickle, but it is starting. In a blog post, David Rasmussen is letting us know that the OneNote team is anxious to start getting information about OneNote 2010 out to the public. That’s good. I think the legions of OneNote fans are eager to hear it. Remember, OneNote is the killer app that Microsoft has wanted to keep secret for some reason. Let’s hope that’s about to change.

What David tells us in this post is that OneNote 2010 users will have access to their files via full web access and enhanced sharing capabilities. He also lets us know that OneNote 2010 will be available as a part of the Office 2010 Professional Plus SKU. There’s no word on what other SKUs it will or will not be included with.



  1. Sumocat

    05/13/2009 at 9:10 am

    The “secret app” complaint seems a bit unwarranted now. The 2007 version was bundled in the Home and Student edition of Microsoft Office (bumping Outlook in what may have been a strategic mistake). Sure they could and should advertise it (not that they advertise any of their individual office apps), but give them credit for adding it to their most popular suite.

  2. Sumocat

    05/13/2009 at 9:19 am

    Also, the new web version of Office is supposed to include OneNote. That’s one more SKU and the online suite. C’mon, that’s some serious OneNote love. The new question should be, where’s the Outlook love? :)

  3. SDreamer

    05/13/2009 at 12:51 pm

    I would hope Home and Student gets it as well. This tool seems most useful for students honestly, than businesses.

  4. WellThen

    05/13/2009 at 2:12 pm

    I think OneNote is every bit as useful in business as it is for students, but it’s not immediately obvious how useful it might be. That binder-and-tabs metaphor just screams schoolwork, but getting it set up for work takes a little thought. I use it at work every day.

    I’ve been trying to imagine what feature might get me to upgrade to 2010, since I’m so happy with OneNote 2007. But the ability to access a web version of the product might do it. My employer does not provide OneNote, so I currently use it on my own tablet at work. If I could access it via the web on my work PC, that would be a great help.

  5. scoobie

    05/13/2009 at 3:23 pm

    Hope it not as massively buggy as the 2007 beta

    Re the “full access to files re web access” – that is absolutley what I want. But are they just referring to the Office Live version I wonder? Its the PC files I want to be able to update on the go. I wonder if they can be on your PC and in the air?

  6. Modnar

    05/13/2009 at 3:42 pm

    Great to hear now. If they are giving full access I guess I can speculate that they are going to be using silverlight for that due to inking. Still hoping they allow us to use onenote to be better accessed in other apps like in this video where they showed onenote being accessed from another app fully (that or make it myself :P )

  7. ChrisRS

    05/13/2009 at 5:23 pm

    I would like to use this more in a businees setting, but don’t have time to figure it out. Some examples or best practices would help.


  8. GoodThings2Life

    05/13/2009 at 7:00 pm

    I use OneNote on a daily basis at work. I have several uses:

    1. To Do List — This is paired with my corresponding Outlook To Do List. I flag messages/appointments/tasks in Outlook and link them to OneNote to scribble down notes instead of having to type everything out.

    2. Meeting Notes — The most obvious use. Anyone who thinks a tablet isn’t business-friendly is lucky enough to avoid meetings. In my case, I not only take meeting notes, but I also bring other documents and link them to the notes for mark-ups during the meeting.

    3. Project documentation — As a system administrator, I spend a lot of time writing down tech notes for projects in OneNote. During a new application install, I’ll write down setting changes, and the like so that I can keep track of them in future updates.

  9. GoodThings2Life

    05/13/2009 at 7:03 pm

    Regarding the article, I doubt seriously that *I* would spend much time using the web versions. HOWEVER, I can definitely see myself hosting web versions on a beefy web-server at work so I can have more “dumb” workstations instead of spending as much on the full desktop suite and high-end systems, not to mention being able to provide access to employees from home without the need for a cumbersome VPN solution.

  10. Jpugycux

    07/01/2009 at 4:20 am

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