Update for OneNote 2010 makes SkyDrive sync even better

Update for OneNote 2010 makes SkyDrive sync even better

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In the past, we’ve talked about how SkyDrive is more than just a place to store your files. While you can put any file in your SkyDrive and access it from anywhere, SkyDrive is also a platform for apps like Microsoft OneNote 2010 to build on. The ubiquity of SkyDrive means that if you’re using OneNote 2010 with SkyDrive, your notebooks will be available from wherever you are and will be accessible via SkyDrive.com, your Windows Phone, your PC with OneNote 2010, and even your iPhone.

When you use OneNote with SkyDrive across all your different devices, you’ll notice that your notebooks are always up-to-date on whichever device you happen to be using. OneNote is always working behind the scenes to make this seamless from one device to the next.

If you want to see a real-world example, this national television ad shows how OneNote with SkyDrive makes it easier to both work across devices and share with others.

And here’s how it actually works behind the scenes:

Just after the commercial aired, Long Zheng wanted to see for himself if using OneNote with SkyDrive would work as advertised – so he followed everything step-by-step:

Upon seeing the latest “Keep Shopping” commercial, Rafael Rivera and I decided to put this to the test. Following the steps illustrated, we were able to replicate the same shopping list experience using OneNote Mobile and the desktop app, continents apart. Not only was the scenario reproducible but it’s also practical to a lot of people, including enthusiasts like ourselves.

As we’ve made updates to  OneNote on the web, on the iPhone and on Windows Phone, more people are discovering the benefits of syncing notes to SkyDrive for easy access anywhere. And now it’s a lot easier for you to sync your notes back to OneNote 2010 on your PC.

Today, the OneNote team has released a free, optional update for OneNote 2010. Improvements include a new Open from Web feature and updates to the synchronization interface, so you always know what’s happening with your notebook.

Check out the update to OneNote 2010 for SkyDrive

Thanks and keep the feedback on OneNote and SkyDrive coming!

Mike Torres
Group Program Manager, SkyDrive Devices and Roaming

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  • Michael
    0 Posts

    That is so cool!

  • Would love to see a onenote version or skidrive accessibility from Android devices, which is what my family is currently using.  Unfortunatly I live in Canada where Windows Phones are rare (I cant even get one from www.bell.ca!) so this doesnt do me any good.

  • Nathan
    63 Posts

    Let the users delete or rename files/folders and create/delete folders on SkyDrive from phone.

  • Islander
    46 Posts

    That's really great, but I'd hoped for at least basic integration of SkyDrive into Office 2007, actually been hoping for years now. Is Office 2007 such a bad software that it's not worth adding some value to it? Well, I guess I bought my office software from the wrong company... my mistake. And I'm not even going to talk about the poor rollout of OneNote for iPhone.... six countries or so? I'm getting tired of explaining all the stuff I *can't* do with Office....

  • Great stuff guys!

  • Albert
    94 Posts

    This is awesome; it's a great example of how you guys can respond to immediate concerns/usage patterns and deliver an update as a component that adds functionality without having to wait for a whole new version of OneNote (imagine how late that would have been for something as useful as this SkyDrive interface!). I've been syncing my OneNote notes ever since it was possible--before it was "cool" (lol)--so I've always wondered why there wasn't something like this from the get-go. So for me, this is quite a nice update =D

  • Cool stuff. Keep up the good work Office Team :)

  • That's so cool that you're acknowledging members of the community like Long Zheng. :-)