Team Collaboration with Microsoft OneNote – #TAPtips

I was an early adopter of Microsoft’s OneNote and started using it in February of 2004 and have never stopped. I love it for the simplicity of use and ease of collaborating with a team. Team collaboration with Microsoft OneNote is a huge productivity gain and one of the main reasons I’m still a fan.

When our team needs to collaborate on an idea our first thing to do is to setup a new page, section, folder or even a new notebook. Whether we are in the same office or across the world, the content updates as they are made, keeping everyone – anywhere, up to date with the latest version.

To do basic editing, there is no learning curve as it’s so similar to word or other similar text editing tools. Even before Microsoft Office had screen clipping, OneNote had it. As far back as I can recall, A feature I’ve used a lot has been the screen clipping. Having one spot to capture and notate images has come in handy over the years for things such as designing a new data model, web or UI design, among other things.

For times when you need to capture video and/or audio, OneNote is equipped natively (assuming you have the camera and mic). During many brainstorming or strategy sessions, we’ve setup a laptop to record and capture the recording right within OneNote. Each person involved can then have immediate access to these recordings for future reference. Best of all, it sync’s notes that you take to the timeline in the recording. So you can jump to and replay what was being discussed for each of your notes you took.

OneNote is available for PC’s, Mac and mobile devices that run Android and IoS. It’s been a great tool and has increased not only my productivity but all of my teams as well.

Do you use OneNote? If so, what is the feature you use most?

2017-12-17T21:55:18+00:00

About the Author:

Marc Beacom is one of Datalere’s two managing partners. Marc brings over 15 years of business and technical experience to the team and customers. Marc is also an active member of the local technical community and has served five years on the board of two Colorado SQL Server User Groups (Denver and Colorado Springs). He has also volunteered and served on several nonprofit boards including Colorado GiveCamp, Camp To Belong Colorado, PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server), and Mile High Analytics. He also created and organized Mile High Tech Con, a three-day conference for the Denver Metro area and Data Science in DTC, a new meetup group.

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  1. Cavin Johnson September 18, 2017 at 5:14 am - Reply

    In addition to OneNote online collaboration tool, you may also have a look at R-HUB web video conferencing servers for all your online and team collaboration needs. It provides 6 real time collaboration applications in one box.

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