I’ve moved to The Office Blog!

A quick hello to my loyal readers! I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged here, and now I can say why. As of this week, my blog is officially moving over to The Office Blog platform at blogs.office.com. Moving there lets me integrate blogging into my regular work instead of only doing it…


Now available: An updated 64-bit print driver for OneNote 2007

Many of you have been trying out the Microsoft OneNote 2010 Beta since its release last week and I hope you’ve been enjoying the test drive. One of the main questions that we’ve repeatedly been asked is whether or not OneNote 2010 has native support for the “Send to OneNote” print driver on 64-bit Windows….


Need help learning OneNote 2010 Beta?

Depending on its complexity, Beta software typically offers little (if any) documentation. Too much can change during and after the Beta testing phase, and it takes a long time to put together a complete set of Help content. For OneNote 2010 Beta, we’re trying something a bit different. There’s been such an unprecedented interest in…


Download the Office 2010 Beta!

  The wait is over! This morning at the 2009 Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft formally announced the public availability of the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, which includes Microsoft OneNote 2010.    Try out Office 2010 for free! Visit http://www.microsoft.com/2010 to download the Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Beta. This is a fully-functioning version of Office…


Things to know when running OneNote 2007 on Windows 7

  Today, Windows 7 finally arrives in stores. In my personal opinion, it’s Microsoft’s best-ever operating system. I’m not saying this because I work at Microsoft. I’m saying it because I’ve been personally using and thoroughly testing Windows 7 ever since its early builds were made available. The improvements that Windows 7 offers over its predecessor,…


OneNote is a trial lawyer’s best friend

For as long as I’ve worked on the OneNote team here at Microsoft, I’ve never grown tired of hearing from real-life customers who sometimes take the time to tell us their stories about how technology and Microsoft Office products have changed and improved their lives. This month, it’s my distinct pleasure to introduce Bruce A. Olson, a…


How OneNote 2007 helps ‘Halo’ game developer Bungie

Game developer Bungie is one of the biggest names in the computer and console gaming market. The Kirkland, Washington company has 140 employees and is best known for its trilogy of Halo games, which are among the most successful video game titles ever released. The most recent installment — Halo 3: ODST — currently holds the…


Is “narrow-casting” a good idea for OneNote Help content?

You may remember me first mentioning my colleague Joannie Stangeland back in the spring, when she decided to launch a podcast-style “how-to” video series called A Writer’s Guide to Microsoft Office. At first glance, this might have seemed like a run-of-the-mill video series, but Joannie decided to experiment with what we here in Office call “narrow-casting”…


Head back to class with OneNote

Summer’s nearly over. Students and teachers have begun preparing for their long march back into their classrooms. Over the years, many students and teachers who already rely on OneNote in school have told us that they wish OneNote 2007 were standard issue in every classroom. The word about OneNote’s many benefits in school has traveled fast,…


Gain and share OneNote knowledge on Facebook

Ah, Facebook. You either love it or hate it, right? Well, now there’s another reason to love it. Microsoft OneNote now has its very own fan page on Facebook, which means you now have an easier way to get free tips about your favorite program, share ideas about the ways you use OneNote, and get…