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30,000 Registrations for OneNote Beta

Microsoft is claiming a groundswell of user interest in the note-taking application it is planning to add to the Microsoft Office family later this year.

Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates previewed the application, called Microsoft OneNote, at Comdex in November. In the four months since, Microsoft says 190,000 unique users visited the OneNote Web site and 30,000 users registered to receive the beta code, which will come out in a few months.

OneNote is designed for use on desktops, laptops and Tablet PCs. Users can enter notes anywhere on a page and capture diverse formats including typed text, digital ink, drawings, diagrams and audio notes.

The interface will allow for notes to be typed with a keyboard or written with a stylus. A tabbed interface will allow users to create and maintain several notebooks at once and flip back and forth between them easily. The application will be designed to launch at the last point where notes were taken. An obvious benefit of digital notes is the capability to search for a keyword throughout the notebook.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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