OneNote included in all Office editions!

I wanted to pass on some of what Ed Bott said about Office & OneNote 2010 in his blog post: Office 2010 makes a splashy (but incomplete) public debut:

Speaking of OneNote, it gets elevated to a starring role in this release—and it’s about time. In Office 2007, OneNote was part of the entry-level $150 Home and Student edition and the $680 Ultimate edition but was left out of every edition in between. For 2010, Microsoft is bullish enough on OneNote to make it a part of every edition. As Microsoft’s Bryant told me, “We think people will have OneNote open all the time just like they do with Outlook.”

Thanks for the kind words Ed!

I thought you all would like to know that OneNote is now included in all Office editions! That means no matter what Office box you buy or what you company purchases OneNote will be on the disc!  I remember when I first started on the team OneNote 2003 was a stand alone version of and even though we were a part of Office but wasn’t in the box.  I would tell people what product I worked on and people would ask “is OneNote in standard?” or “I have pro I don’t see OneNote”.  Then when we found that we were included in the Home & Student and Enterprise editions we were overjoyed and excited to be in the box.  But now I can tell people that no matter what version of Office they buy they will have OneNote!  I feel like we have really come along a long way from a standalone app to being a core part of the Office experience.

FYI here are the Office editions:

  • Office Home and Student edition includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.
  • Office Home and Business edition replaces the previous Office Small Business edition. It includes all the programs from the Home and Student edition and adds Outlook.
  • Office Standard is the entry-level enterprise edition; it includes the programs from the Home and Business edition and adds Publisher
  • Office Professional continues to be the high-end package for consumers and small businesses. It includes the programs in Standard edition and adds the Access database management program.
  • Office Professional Plus is the high-end enterprise offering, adding SharePoint Workspace (formerly Groove Workspace) and InfoPath.

Comments (15)

  1. anonymous says:

    Hello, I got invited to the Office Technical preview/beta yesterday, however on Connect, I only see Office Professional (retail) and Office Professional Plus (volume). A leaked internet build on the contrary called Office Mondo includes Visio, Project and SharePoint Designer as well. Also, Microsoft has announced only 5 SKUs – Standard, Pro, Pro Plus, Home and Student, Home and Business. Is there going to be an "Ultimate" SKU or not? Personally, as an Office enthusiast, I’d definitely purchase an Ultimate SKU containing Visio, SharePoint Designer and Project if there was one. I know leaked builds are not official and can contain malware as well; however I just want clarification on whether there is going to be a SKU with all programs or not. And what is Office Mondo?

  2. JP Rowland says:

    I bought Office Home 97 for the sole purpose of getting OneNote, so this is good news for me.

  3. Liz says:

    Does this mean onenote will be available for macs????

  4. Niel says:

    I have Office Professional 2007 but I don’t seem to have OneNote. Any idea why???

  5. Joel says:

    This is a good move and I think MSFT should publicize more about OneNote. Its such a good software and most of my friends who use Office have never heard about it, its such a pity 🙁

  6. Marcus says:

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  7. Marcus says:

    Hi Daniel,

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  8. Louise says:

    Please please please please please tell me this means it will soon be available for Mac as well. Please?

  9. Karthik says:

    I use Office 2008 for the Mac and I would like to get Onenote only for that. I have a bunch of notebooks from my previous Office 2007 installations which I would like to use here.

    Any chance that is going to happen?

  10. Bridget says:

    I’m on the Mac train, but I miss OneNote. Please tell us that there will be OneNote on Office 2010 for Mac.

  11. Balaji Viswanathan says:

    I absolutely love OneNote but was disappointed by all the quirks. Like it won't work with Professional edition or Mac Office. I excited my Architect uncle with OneNote and when I went to get his team move to OneNote, found that their Professional license was incompatible. It led me wonder if a cheaper home edition can have OneNote why not Professional? Another weirdness is that it is not available on a platform most used by students – Mac. It is the only software I use for which I don't have replacement in Mac and Linux. Hopefully MSFT fixes it.

  12. T N Menon says:

    How about those who already have Office 2007 Professional Plus?  Is OneNote available for download?

  13. Raymond says:

    I have Office Professional 2007, and it does not have OneNote. I don't know if I must pay for it to have it.

  14. Pamoola55 says:

    Yeah, but how can I get Onenote on my work computer when they have me with Office 2007 Pro?

  15. anonymous says:

    i originally had one note (and have professional plus 2007) and got my computer fixed now no longer have it… any way i can reinstall it??

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