In other words:
"You don't like the cloud then leave, we don't give a $#&%"
Well, at least it's a rather clear statement of future OneNote direction from MS
- one that I hadn't seen before, but which apparently expressly excludes that sector of the market that wants/needs to hold its databases on local devices (PCs, laptops).
I wonder whether all of MS Office (i.e., not just OneNote) is being sunsetted in the same way? Not sure whether that idea would meet my requirements.
Another Q I have now: Why didn't MS sunset Microsoft Money in the same way (migrate to the Cloud)? They could have done, and the market was clearly headed in that direction.
In my OneNote experiments, I've migrated my Notebooks to the cloud, and it's been pretty much rock-solid stability and dependability for those Cloud-based Notebooks, and a real boon for when I move to using another laptop.
However, I'm now wondering whether I will in fact be able to revert and migrate my Notebooks back to the local device,
or even use the backups locally that I have made along the way.Just supposing:
Maybe it's a "gotcha" - "Oh, didn't we tell you there's no going back?"
Google led the way when they introduced the Chromebook, Suddenly, there was another generically useful bunch of Cloud apps that didn't need an expensive DOS/Windows-based device
, but was compatible with them anyway (because the Cloud apps are Agnostic in terms of OS dependency). Shock horror for MS.
So are MS heading in the same direction?
Incidentally, I came across this today: (might be of use, but it's just migrating to another Cloud-only system)
Sync Evernote notes with IMAP, Import Evernote to Onenote
EvImSync is a simple tool to sync notes between Evernote and GMail Evernote2Onenote is a tool to import Evernote notes to OneNote.