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.