Codenamed "Scribbler," Microsoft OneNote was announced at COMDEX 2002 and would ship as part of Office 2003. I've been using it ever since.
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OneNote is the best note-taking solution in the world, and it's available for free for everyone. Here are a few tips for getting started.
At Ignite this week in Atlanta, Microsoft teased a new feature for OneDrive that looks very similar to placeholders; a feature users loved when it was available with Windows 8.
Last night, Microsoft updated OneDrive for iOS, providing iPhone and iPad users with a new files-centric user interface, folder sharing for work and school accounts, and more.
While Mac users aren't exactly known for saving money, a recent price hike at Evernote has some users scrambling for a more affordable alternative. And now Microsoft is offering them a way out, courtesy of its OneNote Importer tool.
For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
Tech tidbits from around the web. 8/11/2016 10:34:16 AM Note: I would have published some of this yesterday, but in a weird bit of timing, I signed off from the Windows Weekly podcast and the house—and, as it turns out, the neighborhood—lost power at that exact moment. Our power ended up being out for over three […]
For over a year now, I've been recommending Google Photos as the ideal service for backing up your smartphone-based captures. But Microsoft was clearly listening, and in recent months, it's improved OneDrive to match the Google Photos features I enjoy so much.
While I often focus on the gadgets and other hardware I use when traveling, I've also come to rely on a number of mobile apps and services. Here are a few that have proven invaluable on my current trip to Paris.
Stung by the superior functionality in services like Google Photos, Microsoft has begun to improve OneDrive to follow suit. And one Google Photos-like feature I've started noticing in recent days---automatic photo albums---is just one of a handful of recent OneDrive updates.
This is a bit random, but three readers have asked me the same question over the past week: What do I use to backup my PCs? It's a great question.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft won't force you to use Cortana on Xbox One, Microsoft starts downgrading OneDrive's free storage to 5GB, the new Moto G is now available, and Nintendo is releasing a mini Collector’s Edition NES that includes 30 classic games
Yesterday, I received two related emails: One, from Evernote, explained that my free account was about to become a lot more limited, and that I'd need to pay for features I'd been getting for free. The second was from Microsoft, providing a solution to my Evernote problem.
Microsoft has long pushed a "better together" strategy where its users see big benefits from using two or more of its products and services together. This week's initial release of the Office Online extension for Microsoft Edge offers such a tie-up.
For years, I managed digital photos much like digital music, replicating the collection across multiple devices and to the cloud to ensure that our precious memories were never lost. But in a recurring theme, smart phones have changed everything. And it's time to adapt to this change.