Nota Bene: The OneNote Blog

Nota Bene: Tips and techniques for Microsoft Office OneNote (A blog by Michael C. Oldenburg)

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...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 05/27/2010

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...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 11/26/2009

Need help learning OneNote 2010 Beta?

Depending on its complexity, Beta software typically offers little (if any) documentation. Too much...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 11/20/2009

Download the Office 2010 Beta!

The wait is over! This morning at the 2009 Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 11/18/2009

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...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 10/22/2009

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...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 10/07/2009

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...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 09/28/2009

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...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 09/21/2009

Head back to class with OneNote

Summer’s nearly over. Students and teachers have begun preparing for their long march back into...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 09/01/2009

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....

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 08/27/2009

Discover and learn easy time-savers in OneNote 2007

If you’ve used any Windows program for a while, you’re likely to have figured out some of its...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 08/03/2009

Never miss a deadline with OneNote!

The newest episode of the video series A Writer’s Guide to Microsoft Office — created by my...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/30/2009

A first look at OneNote 2010

If you missed the big Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview announcement last week, you might not...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/20/2009

Download more free OneNote calendars for 2009 (and 2010)

Back in January of this year, I provided shortcuts to the newest calendar templates for your OneNote...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 06/03/2009

OneNote. Share the love.

Ever wanted to convey to your friends, family, or co-workers what’s so great about OneNote? This...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 05/20/2009

A “Send to OneNote 2007” print driver solution for 64-bit Windows

Okay... to be fair to our Marketing folks, the truth is out there: It’s always been out there. This...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 04/23/2009

Download the new “Green Living Ideas” notebook for OneNote

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, I’ve put together a new “Green Living Ideas” notebook for...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 04/21/2009

Lost your job? Let OneNote and Office help!

Early on in my technical career, I worked for a medium-sized company that was enjoying a period of...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 03/25/2009

Love OneNote? Show your support!

Each month, as I go through customer comments and feedback here on my blog and from the articles on...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 03/23/2009

Learn from a pro: Real-world draft management in OneNote 2007

Some of the best computer tips out there aren't ever “in the manual,” so to speak. We search the Web...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 03/06/2009

Revisiting sticky notes: Computer or paper?

In my previous post, I aimed the spotlight at one of OneNote’s hidden features: electronic sticky...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 02/10/2009

Do yellow sticky notes make you want to scream?

Okay, let’s face it. It’s hard to hate yellow sticky notes. Like Velcro™ and the World Wide Web,...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 01/12/2009

Download free 2009 calendar templates (or make your own!)

Happy New Year, everyone! As any seasoned user of OneNote 2007 will tell you, the beauty of OneNote...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 01/05/2009

Take OneNote to class!

Here in the hallways at Microsoft, there’s a particular utterance that can be heard with...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 12/10/2008

It's that time of year again...

This month’s collection of tips on the Microsoft At Work Web site (shown below) gives a shout-out to...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 12/02/2008

Free download: Office 2007 Help updates (including OneNote!)

When we mention “Help” in the software publishing world, we don't mean technical support or...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 11/12/2008

With shared notebooks, collaboration is not just a buzzword

Wikipedia defines “collaboration” as follows: “Collaboration is a recursive...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/25/2008

What do you want to see in a OneNote 2007 book?

Over the past few months, I’ve been asked by some of my readers if I can recommend any good...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/11/2008

Learning OneNote 2007 right out of the box

In recent weeks, page hit counts for our introductory content about OneNote on Microsoft’s Office...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 06/18/2008

Besides Visual Studio, what’s a software engineer’s best friend?

On his blog titled “Progressive Development,” Microsoft software engineer James Waletzky chronicles...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 05/21/2008

Meet Mike Tholfsen, the OneNote Ninja!

By day, Mike Tholfsen is the Principal Test Manager on the OneNote team here at Microsoft. By night,...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 05/19/2008

Office Labs community site makes its debut today

For the past few months, the Office Labs group at Microsoft has been hard at work, prototyping a...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 04/28/2008

Meet the “Mini-Me” counterparts of Office 2007

To some of you seasoned road warriors, this will be old news. Alas, I meet people each and every...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 04/07/2008

New OneNote 2007 training course for beginners

The Office Online training team has just published Get to know OneNote 2007, a new training course...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 03/24/2008

Meet the new OneNote 2007 “Help & How-to” home page

The OneNote 2007 Help & How-to home page on Office Online received a much-needed facelift this...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 02/28/2008

Taking notes the “right” way

Not all that long ago, I was one of those people who clung to their trusty Filofax (and later a...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 02/01/2008

Survive the holidays with OneNote

Dealing with the frenzy that is all around us during the holiday season can be a challenge for...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 12/16/2007

Pssst... Got a favorite OneNote 2007 tip to share?

Since the release of OneNote 2007 earlier this year, “Top Tips for OneNote 2007” has been one of our...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 11/05/2007

“Office Offline” gives props to OneNote

David Salaguinto, one of my Office Online colleagues and a fellow writer in my workgroup, has just...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 10/22/2007

Best practices for OneNote 2007 still riding high

On her team blog, Content Project Manager Nancy Crowell has just given a ringing endorsement of...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 10/10/2007

Blogging with OneNote

Microsoft Senior Program Manager Janet Galore gives a prominent shout-out to OneNote 2007 in her new...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 09/06/2007

OneNote 2007 Webcast: Personal Usage & Collaboration

If you've been looking for a well-rounded introduction to OneNote 2007 or have wanted to get a...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 08/27/2007

Finding OneNote on Office Online

If you own one or more Microsoft Office products, the Office Online Web site is your friend. It...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/27/2007

Synchronizing voice and video in OneNote

OneNote continues to be a favorite on the new Office Hours site. Yesterday, programming writer Eliot...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/24/2007

New to OneNote? Get up to speed with a terminology primer

Microsoft Office Online columnist Annik Stahl (a.k.a. The Crabby Office Lady) is a big fan of...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/23/2007

OneNote has friends in high places

I recently had the very cool opportunity to meet Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/16/2007

Welcome to “Nota Bene”

Although I've been privately blogging for the past four years or so, I've always wanted to maintain...

Author: michael_oldenburg Date: 07/12/2007