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Microsoft spotlighting OneNote Syncing

One of the nice features of Windows Phone is how it integrates with other Microsoft products such as OneNote. The above ad highlights this function in a lighthearted way.

The thirty second spot covers a lot and shows the potential that the Windows Phone has.  Anyone else making use of OneNote?

Source: Microsoft Youtube Channel via: wmpu

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Microsoft spotlighting OneNote Syncing

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I can't get into OneNote. I tried it out, but I couldn't find the use. What does anyone on here use it for?

i use it as kind of a digital file cabinet. i keep receipts from online purchases and bill payments in there, product codes, and websites that i want to visit later. of course, then the straight taking notes part. i love that i can record a meeting while typing and then when i play back the audio, it highlights what i was writing then. then i can access it from anywhere. i can't imagine being with out it.

It's great exactly for what the commercial shows. I use it all the time for keeping a list of grocery items I need for that week. It's much better for lists than evernote, which has a very bizarre editing mode that allows you to only remove one line at a time.

I agree...Evernote is a great application, but the WP app sucks wind. It is terribly inelegant, and on the other hand, OneNote on WP is super-elegant!!

I use it all the time! I have an ongoing to-do list since Windows Phone's to-do doesn't sync with any online services. I also keep a shopping list that I can update from the PC, then when I'm at the store I just get out my phone and everything is there.It's also an excellent note-taking tool for classes. I keep each semester in its own notebook. Because everything is searchable, I can quickly and easily look up information going back years. I also have a few clients I do consulting for, and I keep information about ongoing work I do for them in OneNote. Makes it easy to look something up if I get an email or call and need to send something out, even when I'm away from the computer. The ability to have the same information instantly available and always up-to-date on my PC, on the web (via OneNote Web App), and on the phone is probably one of the greatest things about the Microsoft ecosystem.

My to-do's synch with my company's exchange server. It's nice to have reminders set up for them too. Not sure if you're synching that way or not.

As a long time MS user I had heard about OneNote for years but had never tried it and just used Word on Windows Mobile and Notes on iPhone until about a year ago when I dove in and started using it on Windows 7 along with the iPhone app and now I can't live without it. I use it to keep track of all the info I need on the go and on my PC (no more post it notes) as well as to jot down thoughts that I may forget later. Extremely useful and cloud based syncing makes it better. Hope to move to WP7 soon and continue using it there.

I use it allways use it to keep track of my overtime. I'm pretty sure I'll eventually find some other usefullness for it. I can see my kids doing exactly what the ones in the commercial were doing.

I saw this seconds after I added a couple of items my wife wants me to pick up from the grocery store.

I manage a team of 25 across 3 countries and I use OneNote to save certain emails and push them from my phone at a later time to appropriate team member. I also use it to update a long list of tasks I create daily in an email out to the team. So I can update it from any machine or phone.It's also a nice list tool for shopping as shown. Saving emails from Outlook to OneNote with attachments is nice feature too - very handy.recording conference calls and adding notes OneNote is great reason to use Windows Phone.

I use it for notes and stuff when im on the go (addresses I need, bill amounts I need to pay, ideas for things to make, etc), so I can see it from my phone, from my home computer, and any other computer I can sign into Skydrive website from. its pretty handy

Track my workouts, keeping work notes together, and I also use it as a voice recoder on the go for notes while I'm driving. Love Onenote.

I must be doing something wrong because I can't get any One Note to show up on my wife's phone. Both of us have Focus. Any pointers to get this to work?

Can't see OneNote on your phone, or can't sync OneNote with your desktop. Only the MS Office 2010 version will sync.

I'd like to be able to sync multiple SkyDrives/OneNote-books on the ole WP, but cant' seem to be able to do that :(