OneNote remains Microsoft Office best tool for collaboration. The shared notebook feature offers the logical place to co-edit documents quickly before transferring them into Word or PowerPoint. Two or more users can work on the same note at the same time, while shared notebooks are an ideal place to informally share content – without having to set up an official collaborative workspace. With more support from Microsoft, especially in the education space, it’s clear that OneNote is quickly gaining the recognition its long-term fanbase believe it deserves.
OneNote is not the only Office application built around OneDrive. In fact OneDrive (whether it is the consumer service, or the SharePoint-based OneDrive for Business) is at the heart of Office 2016, and all the Office applications. Microsoft has already given its subscription users access to 1Tbyte of cloud storage, and the new Office assumes users will be taking advantage of that storage for collaboration – if only to share folders and documents.