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OneNote desktop application is back in Office 365/2019. Now comes the big U-turn. I have become aware of this, as I read an article from German blogger Martin Gauss. Martin writes at Dr. Windows in this article that OneNote 2016 has been removed in 2019 from the installation package of Office 365. Users then had to install the OneNote app for. Share to OneNote - Send websites, recipes, documents, and more to OneNote using the Share Charm, Microsoft Edge, Clipper, Office Lens, and dozens of other apps and services; Recent Notes - Quickly access your most recent notes, complete with visual previews of each page; Make lists - Quickly write to-do lists with check boxes.

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[German]Microsoft has announced its future plans for the development of the office application OneNote at a session during the Ignite 2019 conference. There are a few surprises, we learned this week.

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The notebook application OneNote was Microsoft’s stepchild, who should be thrown out of Office. The development of the Win32 application OneNote 2016 was frozen and interested users were harassed in Microsoft Office 2019 with the Windows 10 OneNote app. In the meantime, the Microsoft management seems to have recognized its mistakes regarding OneNote. At Ignite 2019 there was a big surprise and a roadmap for the future development of OneNote.

Surprise #1: Support extension for OneNote 2016

The first big surprise came at the beginning of the Ignite 2019 conference. The Windows application OneNote 2016 will get support until 2025. I have disclosed the details in the blog post Support until 2025 for OneNote 2016. There was also a hint that they wanted to maintain the application again..

Surprise #2: OneNote 2016 returns to Office

In 2018 it became known that Microsoft wanted to bury OneNote. The Win32 application OneNote 2016 should not be further developed and was removed from Office 365 and Office 2019. Eligible Office 2019 users may have the Windows 10 OneNote app installed.

Microsoft has recognized this as an error and is doing an U-turn. OneNote 2016 will be re-integrated into Microsoft Office. OneNote 2016 will be included in new installations of Office 365 and Office 2019 from March 2020, as you can read here.

Surprise #3: Future development of OneNote

In a separate session at Ignite 2019, Ben Hodes has now commented a little on Microsoft’s plans for OneNote. With OneNote, Redmond wants to return to a uniform code base based on the new Fluid Framework. In other words: The Win32 application OneNote 2016 and the Windows 10 OneNote app should be based on the same code. What this means for the app, however, I cannot estimate.

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In addition, Microsoft plans to further develop OneNote and add new features. This Verge article lists the following items planned as new features.

  • Modern sync services to sync notebooks faster
  • @mentions for OneNote inside of Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Search integration to find the information in your notes
  • New meeting notes features
  • Tasks and To Do integration
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Next-generation canvas

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When exactly what will come is not quite clear. A dark mode should also be supported. For the fans of the OneNote UWP app this doesn’t promise anything good – I think Microsoft will eventually pull the plug for its further development.

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[German]Microsoft is making a U-turn when it comes to OneNote integration in Microsoft Office. While OneNote 2016 was kicked out of Office a year ago, this application has now been integrated back into Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Office 2019.

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OneNote 2016 in a few words

Microsoft OneNote is a notebook application developed as a 32-bit Win32 application since 2003. I don’t know exactly, when OneNote became part of Microsoft Office as a Win32 application. But in my books about Microsoft Office 2007 OneNote is already mentioned.


(Start menu with two OneNote apps, Source: Microsoft)

OneNote is also available on macOS, Android and iOS. Since mid-2014 OneNote can be used free of charge on all platforms. There are two variants of the application (see also the screenshot of the start menu above):

  • The classic desktop Win32 application OneNote 2016, which was released in September 2015 and has a wide range of functions.
  • And there is the Windows 10 OneNote app from the Microsoft store, which, according to Microsoft’s will, should set the tone in the future.

The OneNote app for Windows 10 was once planned as a killer application (see Microsoft: ‘OneNote app will be better than Win32 application’). But the app was delivered with a poor feature set (my impression) and never got pushed. It was just a lean replacement for the OneNote 2016 Win32 application.

OneNote 2016: Declared as dead and buried

In my German blog post Microsoft Office 2019 kommt ohne OneNote I had reported in April 2018 about the latest plans of Microsoft regarding OneNote. Basis was this article (now outdated) from Microsoft, where they wrote:

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Beginning with the launch of Office 2019 later this year, OneNote for Windows 10 will replace OneNote 2016 as the default OneNote experience for both Office 365 and Office 2019.

As a reason for choosing OneNote for Windows 10, Microsoft stated that the app has improved performance and reliability and is supported by a brand new sync engine (which they will also offer for Web, Mac, iOS and Android). The auto update mechanism of the Microsoft Store was also praised. These dreams have now come to an end


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After all, the desktop Win32 version of OneNote 2016 should still be available to interested users for two years free of charge. But Microsoft did not want to develop OneNote 2016 any further.

OneNote desktop application is back in Office 365/2019

Now comes the big U-turn. I have become aware of this, as I read an article from German blogger Martin Gauss. Martin writes at Dr. Windows in this article that OneNote 2016 has been removed in 2019 from the installation package of Office 365. Users then had to install the OneNote app for Windows 10 from the store to work with notes.

In November 2019 Microsoft informed us that they would continue to support OneNote 2016 until 2025. While setting up a new PC with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 365 (keyword Microsoft 365) Martin Geuß noticed that OneNote 2016 was suddenly part of it. Martin writes that ‘3 weeks before’ during a new installation of Office 365 he had not seen this.

While writing this article I took a look at the German Wikipedia about OneNote. There you can find the information that OneNote 2016 is ‘since March 2020’ again part of Office 365/Microsoft 365. The source is this Microsoft article, which states the following:

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Starting in March 2020, when you install Office 365 or Office 2019, the OneNote desktop app will be installed alongside the Word, PowerPoint, and Excel desktop apps.

I think that many users appreciate it. Or how do you see it?

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