What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016

I’m a huge fan of OneNote and I use both versions. I came across this article that should help if you use OneNote, or are considering it. If not… Why NOT? What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016 OneNote 2016 (as well as OneNote 2010 and 2013) comes with the Office suite and is available as a free download from www.onenote.com. However, you might have noticed another version of OneNote on your Windows 10 device that’s simply called “OneNote.” This new app, built from the ground-up, works great with any PC, tablet, or smartphone running Windows 10. Read the … Continue reading What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016

OneNote: A Few Thank You Notes

I’ve been using OneNote since it came out in 2003. It was one of the first applications that treated ink as a first consideration in design. It was unconstrained by the traditional concepts of horizontal lines and vertical borders. It could search your ink; Ink that you created using a pen and active digitizer. It was one of the best applications for what we used to call Tablet PCs. OneNote was clearly different in terms of workflow. You didn’t have to save your work and you didn’t have to consciously synchronize  your notes across multiple devices.  It was a great … Continue reading OneNote: A Few Thank You Notes

Surface Pro 3: Pen Can Be Paired With Other Devices

You can pair your Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3 pen to other devices. This is more interesting than compellingly useful, but here’s what I found. I picked up  an HP Stream 7 at the Microsoft Store last week. I was trying to capture a screen shot with the thumb keyboard but trying to do that with the Windows-Volume_Down combination wouldn’t work because pressing the Windows button dismisses the keyboard. Then remembered that a double-click on the Surface Pen button opens OneNote Screen Clipping Tool. I paired my Surface Pen via Bluetooth to the Stream-7. I was actually surprised that … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: Pen Can Be Paired With Other Devices

What Can You Do With That Old Tablet PC?

I have a couple of old slate format Tablet PCs that have outlived their batteries. So they are no longer portable, but other than that just as functional as they ever were. I have parked one on the corner of the desk where I most frequently jot down notes by hand. I have it running Windows 7 and OneNote (desktop version)  and I no longer have to pull the Surface Pro 2 out of my bag to make a quick note.  And because the OneNote file is on OneDrive, my notes are accessible everywhere. This is great.

OneNote and Education Blog

Mike Tholfsen – Test Manager of the OneNote Team has kicked off his blog, OneNote and Education. I am interested in how OneNote can help enhance the learning environment and I believe OneNote will be a primary tool for 21st century education.  We also plan to have other guest bloggers from the OneNote team and from other Microsoft teams post education-related entries here.  John Guin is still writing the OneNote Testing blog so even though I’m the test manager, this blog will be about OneNote and education. Because there are so many things happening right now with OneNote and education, … Continue reading OneNote and Education Blog

OneNote Calendar from Josh Einstein

Josh Einstein has been busy and has just created his OneNote Calendar.Josh describes it this way. It’s an application that presents your OneNote pages in chronological order according to their last modified date on a calendar so that you can see your notes by when you wrote them, not where. You can preview the note pages in the app or double click a calendar item to open it in OneNote. Full screen mode will probably be pretty useful on origami devices. If the resolution gets too constrained it turns off the preview pane by default.And when I asked about the … Continue reading OneNote Calendar from Josh Einstein