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Microsoft Set To Kill Off One Note 2016 App

Microsoft is set to kill off the app OneNote 2016, instead users will be pushed to a new OneNote for Windows 10 that lacks several features.

OneNote 2016 came with Office 2016 and Office 365, recently Microsoft stopped updating the app but they have continue to provide support, for bug fixes, and security updates.

What Microsoft want is for users to switch to Windows 10 which is built into the Microsoft OS, this version will be the default for Office 2019 when it releases later this year.

It will also be the default for users who subscribe to Office 365 after Office 2019 launches.

OneNote 2016 users will have to retrain themselves to become familiar with OneNote for Windows 10.

If you currently use OneNote 2016 and update to Office 2019, the update will recognize OneNote 2016 and leave it in place.

Users can ease the transition by using OneNote 2016 and OneNote for Windows 10 at the same time.

OneNote 2016 stores notebooks on your local drive while OneNote for Windows 10 stores them in Microsoft’s cloud.

You can sync the two versions through a cloud connection. Directions for how to use OneNote for Windows 10 to move notebooks from your local drive to the cloud can be found here.

After you’ve switched and are comfortable using OneNote for Windows 10, you can safely delete OneNote 2016 from your computer. Microsoft will provide instructions for how to do this sometime in the future.