Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Microsoft reorgs its Office business to focus on four new investment areas | ZDNet

A potentially positive leading indicator for OneNote fans

"Nonetheless, Microsoft management genuinely believes that OneNote still could rise to be one of the company's flagship products. That's why Microsoft included an "open OneNote" button on its Surface Pro 3 pen. It's why its stalled Surface Mini was designed to be a note-taking-optimized device.

While OneNote remains part of the Office "suite" of products, it is also its own business now on a par with the other three cross-platform pillars (OneDrive/SharePoint; Exchange/Outlook; Skype/Lync), according to one of my sources. OneNote used to be part of an Authoring Group inside Office, alongside Word and Publisher. Now it's being set up as a separately operating unit reporting directly to Lu."
Microsoft reorgs its Office business to focus on four new investment areas | ZDNet
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