Microsoft invites Insiders to discover what’s new in OneNote for Windows 10

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Microsoft introduced a new version of OneNote for Windows 10 on Tuesday, and it is available exclusively for Office Insiders who are running on the Fast Ring and have updated to the May Insiders version of OneNote. The company is doing things differently this time around — rather than publishing a changelog for the new version, it is inviting users on a quest to find the new features themselves.

If you head over to the Microsoft Office Insider Twitter account, you can follow along using the hashtag #OneNoteQuest. That’s where you can pose your questions to the Office Insider team, identify features that you have discovered, and, perhaps most important, have a chance to win prizes.

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In order to participate, you will need to install the latest Office Insider Fast Ring update for OneNote for Windows 10 from the Windows Store. Head to OneNote and open Settings, then Options, and then turn on Enable Beta Features. Finally, scan the app for new features and tweet them to @OfficeInsider with the feature name and the OneNote build you are currently running.

Digging through the various tweets, here are some of the new features that users have discovered:

  • You can now open multiple windows in OneNote for Windows 10, making it easier to access and manage your notes.
  • You can choose which navigation panes to keep open, including always showing the notebook pane.
  • You can nickname notebooks and change notebook colors.
  • OneNote for Windows 10 will now show you which pages have unread changes, and you can mark them as read.
  • You can insert meeting details in OneNote for Windows 10.
  • The Send to OneNote app, which you can install from the Window Store, can be used to send to OneNote for Windows 10 from any app via the print dialogue.
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Even if you miss the festivities, you can keep scanning the tweets for new features. OneNote for Windows 10 is a nice and lightweight alternative to the desktop OneNote 2016 app, and these new features bring some welcome functionality. Of course, you will need to be an Office Insider to participate, and you can join up for the program here.