Microsoft OneNote iPhone Syncing Issues (Updated)

Update: I had two very large sections with hundreds of image-heavy notes. I moved those to separate notebooks, and my iPhone completed syncing. Now, changes on the iPhone are reflected almost immediately on other clients, and vice versa. So, my suggestion for anyone having issues syncing an iPhone is to move any indordinately large sections […]

How to Convert Notes from Evernote to OneNote

I was a huge Microsoft OneNote user back in my days as a Ricoh sales engineer. I used a variety of Tablet PCs circa 2001-2007, with the last one being a Toshiba Portage M400, to take thousands of handwritten notes during meetings with hundreds of clients where I outlined business processes, identified relevant personnel, created […]

The Many Faces of Clipping Web Pages to OneNote

I wrote a few days back about clipping to OneNote in the modern version of Internet Explorer 11. As I’ve discovered, there are quite a few ways to clip to OneNote in general, all of which produce very different results. In this post, I’ll cover a few of these options and point out the one […]

Clipping Web Pages to OneNote Using the Modern UI Internet Explorer

A more complete series of posts is coming that will cover using OneNote and other Microsoft products in¬†productivity workflows. In the meantime, here’s a quick tip regarding the Windows 8.1 modern UI version of Internet Explorer. Specifically, I’ve written in the past that compared to the desktop version of IE 11, Web clipping to OneNote […]

Samsung and Microsoft Vie for Worst Video

Samsung and Microsoft have both produced promotional videos recently that have caught the Internet’s attention. Unfortunately, both have been for the wrong reasons. First, we have Samsung’s video for the Gear smartwatch, which is an odd combination of high-quality production value with incredibly cheesy content. And, the video manages, in my opinion, to highlight precisely […]

Microsoft OneNote Recipe Clipping – A Sign of Things to Come?

Microsoft’s OneNote team recently blogged about clipping recipes with the OneNote Web clipper. In a nutshell, the Web clipper uses the Bing backend to intelligently clip and format recipes from popular sites like the Food Network and, and it does a fine job. Note that this is the Web clipper that’s installed to the […]

OneOS: What Microsoft Should Call the Next Version of Windows

I’m not usually one to hand out free marketing advice, but given Microsoft’s recent announcement of significant cuts in its labor force I’m not sure that they’ll be hiring any new marketing people anytime soon.¬†I’d hate for good marketing ideas (in my opinion, anyways) to go to waste, and so here you go, Microsoft. Something […]