Microsoft promise the UWP OneNote app will be even better than the Win32 app

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At this point, I suspect most of us are aware that Microsoft is deprecating the win32 desktop version of OneNote, and will not be upgrading OneNote 2016 any further.

Instead, Microsoft will be pushing the UWP OneNote app and will offer legacy users the option to upgrade to the newer version of the app.

For power users of the OneNote app, this has been a worrying development as the UWP OneNote app lacks many features the older app has, including basic things such as the ability to Send to OneNote from Outlook for example.

The good news is that Microsoft is committed to feature parity, and has been working at adding back such features, including adding the option of Sending to the Modern OneNote app.

This option was discovered in the Insider version of the Outlook desktop app by UK tech journalist Mary Branscombe.

This is of course not the only missing feature, but in a tweet, Laura Butler, Microsoft VP of Notes and Tasks promised that not only will the UWP app have feature parity, but be even better than the desktop app.

This commitment, of course, needs to be coupled with good execution, which is always difficult when competing with a codebase honed over 20 years of development.

Still, I suspect if Microsoft showed a similar commitment to more of their UWP apps Windows 10 users would overall be a happier bunch.

Do our readers agree? Let us know below.

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