Oct 23 2018 12:17 PM
Oct 23 2018 12:17 PM
I recently had to uninstall Office Pro Plus (aka Office 365) from my computer and after reinstalling Office from the Office.com site I no longer have OneNote2016, my only option is OneNote that is installed on Windows 10 which as you all know is a very slim downed version of 2016. Does anyone know how I can get OneNote 2016 back? Or is this how its going to be going forward in regards to OneNote and Office 365?
Oct 25 2018 08:01 PM
Tom, I'm going to add to your concern today, as my organization has also been affected by this decision to remove OneNote (2016) desktop app from Business Premium subscribers. I have searched the Message Center for a official statement to plan for the removal of the OneNote app from the installation, however there is nothing in the last 30 days to warn that the change was imminent. I did find that this change was planned to begin in September. The documentation found was this updated article from today: OneNote Deployment Guide - updated 10/24/2018
The document states:
But, in the next several months, the following changes are coming to OneNote for new Office deployments:
These changes also apply to Office 365 Business, which is the version of Office that comes with some Office 365 plans, such as Business Premium.
So, when users were updated this week to the 2019 version automatically (they are on the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) update schedule), OneNote 2016 was uninstalled. This disrupts our entire workflow for using OneNote in our business as features needed are not available in the new Windows 10 version. Some workers have 10-15 active notebooks that just "disappeared." As of now, I am not sure how we are going to get the 2016 version reinstalled, as we provision all of our users through the Office 365 portal.
I cannot stress enough that we feel blindsided by this change as when the original communication claimed we could still deploy OneNote 2016. Yet here we are again losing a vital program without communicating effectively on the changes and its unplanned consequences. Once I submit a ticket and find the workaround, I will update this post.
Oct 26 2018 07:21 AM
After a great deal of searching I was able to install the standalone version of OneNote using the below link:
I agree with you 100% the lack of notification to users of this is poor at best. Why didn’t they provide users with the link I just provided to avoid this panic and confusion?
I hope the link provided is helpful. It saved my hide and notebooks.
Oct 26 2018 07:46 AM
Thanks, Tom. I've bookmarked the support page. Just downloaded and all my notebooks are still there. Big relief, now just one more headache making sure everyone is aware that it will be removed but there is a solution (as long as this page remains active).
Oct 26 2018 09:42 AM
I downloaded the install file and saved it to SharePoint to point staff to so they can download and install if needed and also stored a copy of it to my OneDrive. Like you I was afraid that page may disappear at some point.
Oct 28 2018 01:57 PM
Oct 29 2018 07:22 AM
NB! When installing ODT Office 365 You have 1st uninstall office - when You have onenoteless office allready installed, ODT configure and ODT customize - both ignore OneNote.
Jan 15 2019 01:48 PM
USe Office Deployment Tool.
1. download + install ODT
2. edit configuration file
3. execute download
4. UNINSTALL OFFICE
5. execute configure
ONLY WAY TODAY GET Onenote 2016 Pro
Link provided on KB article gives You OneNote 2016 Home+Student only
OneNote WIn 10 is mulfunctional
OneNote 2016 HOme+Student - You have no option to select language
OneNote 2016 Pro is ONLY normal OneNote version You can get
(sorry - 2019 I haven't jet tried)