OneNote 2007 Upgrade version

If you looked on the 2007 Microsoft Office system pricing site you may have noticed that OneNote didn’t have an update price : ( It only listed the full price of OneNote so regardless of if you purchased OneNote in the past you wouldn’t get a discount for the new version. We heard some complaints…

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Betsy Weber’s OneNote screencast

I am back in the office for a couple days and I saw an interesting email from Kathy Jacobs and she pointed out that she and Betsy Weber (from TechSmith) did a screencast about OneNote 2007. I am watching it now and it is worth checking out! Kathy really knows OneNote inside and out, heck…

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Trait of good software: it fails gracefully

I was just thinking today about what makes good software and what doesn’t and something that came to mind was how well does software fail. Think about that for a second, in an ideal world software works just as we designed it and how the coders coded it. Users didn’t use it in unexpected ways…

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Using HTTPS to sync with SharePoint on Vista

Consider this: on Windows XP you could sync to a SharePoint server in the cloud such as Office Live using just HTTP. Now when you upgrade to Windows Vista if you try and do this exact same thing you will get an error. That is due to changes in the Vista security model. From one…

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Bridging the gap, getting others to love OneNote too

The other day I got an email from an old high school friend, Rob who uses OneNote and reads this blog (hi Rob). It was pretty cool to get in touch with someone I knew because of OneNote and to hear that they liked it was even better! It got me thinking about something that…

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OneNote Blogger Roundup

Here is the most recent blog update from Mike our test manager.     OneNote has fans in high places: “I needed OneNote, and what do you know? God provided it.” “what, in my humble opinion, is one of the most important new pieces of software of the last decade.” A perfect 10! “Score overall…

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OneNote 2007 Templates

I have been working with Sheila who works on Office Online to get the OneNote templates up on Office Online. You can see them here: OneNote 2007 templates These are the same templates that you would see in OneNote when you chose File–>New–>Notebook. But now you can download them off the web or see them…

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Hamachi – tunneling and VPN for the masses

The other day David and I were talking as he was leaving for the evening and he was telling me about Hamachi; their own words: LogMeIn Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking (VPN) application. In other words Hamachi is a program that allows you to arrange multiple computers into their own secure network just…

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Debugging the OneNote API? Enable logging!

One new feature in the RTM version of OneNote 2007 is the ability to enable logging for the OneNote API such that you can see what is going wrong and get some debug information from OneNote. Some notes: If you turn on logging make sure to TURN it OFF after you are done debugging your…

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Shutdown options in Vista and restarting

With all of the blog posts about the shutdown options in Vista (Choices = Headaches by Joel Spolsky, The Windows Shutdown crapfest & The Design of the Mac OS X Shutdown Feature) I thought I would add a couple thoughts of my own. First of all I thought all of those options were confusing but…

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