Microsoft just made this very good announcement a few days ago (November 4):
“In 2018, we announced that Microsoft would end mainstream support for OneNote 2016 in October 2020. That is no longer the case. Although OneNote 2016 is not available on the Office install pages today, it is coming back.”From: MC194800, Plan For Change, Published date: Nov 4, 2019
“Beginning March 10th, 2020, new installations of Office suite products will include OneNote 2016 by default.”
“In addition, config.office.com, SCCM, and Intune will display OneNote 2016 as being included with Office by default.”
This announcement is important because OneNote 2016 is the only version of OneNote fully integrated with desktop Outlook. It’s also got a ton of important other features not present in the newer Windows Store (UWP) versions of OneNote.
I wrote about those concerns in this article from a year ago.
Plus, OneNote 2016 is the primary software in my One Minute Project Management Video Course, so this is good news for that reason too.
So I am glad to see Microsoft come to their senses on this. My hope is that they will also continue to develop it, perhaps releasing a OneNote 2019.