OneNote - Syncing across all of your devices with Office 365 Business
OneNote could become ManyNotes if you're not careful, as I found out. You would think it a simple process - create a notebook in OneNote and see it on all your devices from your desktop, laptop, mobile phone or tablet. In my case, I first logged into OneNote using my work email address on my phone, and thought this would sync across to my Office 365 account. The problem was I had created a personal Microsoft account using my work Office 365 email account. Yes, you can use any active email address to create a personal Microsoft account. I had forgotten about it, then wondered why my notes weren't synchronising to that account.
So let's go with the simplest way to make sure your OneNote will synchronise to your work email account, and be accessible anywhere, from your desktop application, to the mobile device app, to your online Office 365 version.
Below is a suggested way to sort it out.
- Office 365 Business to have access to:
○ OneDrive for Business
○ OneNote 2013
- A notebook saved in your OneDrive for Business folder
1. On your desktop computer, open OneNote, go to the 'File' menu and create a new Notebook.
2. Click 'Browse', navigate to your OneDrive for Business folder, then save it there. As long as the notebook is in your OneDrive for Business, it will be saved in your Office 365 account and will be viewable anywhere you are logged in.
3. You can check this by signing into your Office 365 account at http://mail.office365.com and clicking on your OneNote Online app.