What is OneNote? Spend 4 min to find out why!


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What is OneNote?

It is part of Office. Till version 2007 it was a part of Office Professional edition. So many users never noticed it. But since Office 2010 it is part of standard Office. Unfortunately, still nobody noticed it.

Sad Joke

In every session I conduct, I always take an instant poll – how many of you use OneNote.

Usually only ONE hand goes up. Then I say “that is why Microsoft chose the brand name ONEnote!”

But trust me, after a short demo, everyone wants to use it immediately.

Amazing product.

View this popular video

This video, created by me, was posted by MS New Zealand some time back. Now it has 150,000+ views. It is not a large number for YouTube popularity. But considering that OneNote is a fairly unknown product, it is a very encouraging sign.

Have a look and tell me if you like it.


The amazingly ad-hoc yet powerful tool : OneNote

In the next article, I will discuss some practical usage scenarios and integration of OneNote with other Office tools.

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