1. androidtoWM's Avatar
    OneNote for iOS was updated today with ability to attach files/insert voice memos.
    The Android version was updated the other day to support handwriting.

    I don't recall an update to OneNote in years (don't think it was mentioned during WP8.1 rollout or any of the GDR* to WP8.0).

    Looks like we will get better MS support on other platforms. Attaching documents via email ? Nope, not possible on WP unless you open OneDrive and do the whole share thing. Can you reply to an existing email chain with a document? Nope. Not possible. There is an uservoice thread that was started in 2012 requesting this feature. It's been 2yrs and they still haven't added this feature.
    07-29-2014 09:14 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Well I haven't used Onenote that much, but these features would be very handy idd!
    07-29-2014 11:35 PM
  3. hotphil's Avatar
    MS's focus is on platforms other than their own. For some reason.
    Seems like a lose-lose to me - folks on other OS's might go "Hey, MS's stuff is really good, I'll buy a Windows Phone. Oh, their services don't work as well on their own kit" and folks on Windows Phone get hacked off.
    I fail to see how their focus on other platforms benefits them.
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    07-30-2014 12:03 AM
  4. androidtoWM's Avatar
    Let's wait until the GDR 1 update.
    i hope you're being sarcastic
    07-30-2014 12:07 AM
  5. nelsonecm's Avatar
    You can even add sections on the iOS app, we're lucky we can add notes on WP lol
    07-30-2014 12:12 AM
  6. emperor_skull's Avatar
    OneNote for iOS was updated today with ability to attach files/insert voice memos.
    The Android version was updated the other day to support handwriting.

    I don't recall an update to OneNote in years (don't think it was mentioned during WP8.1 rollout or any of the GDR* to WP8.0).

    Looks like we will get better MS support on other platforms. Attaching documents via email ? Nope, not possible on WP unless you open OneDrive and do the whole share thing. Can you reply to an existing email chain with a document? Nope. Not possible. There is an uservoice thread that was started in 2012 requesting this feature. It's been 2yrs and they still haven't added this feature.
    I feel your pain
    07-30-2014 12:14 AM
  7. dgr_874's Avatar
    MS's focus is on platforms other than their own. For some reason.
    Seems like a lose-lose to me - folks on other OS's might go "Hey, MS's stuff is really good, I'll buy a Windows Phone. Oh, their services don't work as well on their own kit" and folks on Windows Phone get hacked off.
    I fail to see how their focus on other platforms benefits them.
    Because they want you to use their services over their hardware. They make a nice profit off of their services and software. Not so much nice profit off of their hardware. This is where they are headed in the near term.
    07-30-2014 12:29 AM
  8. HelloLudger's Avatar
    It's a mayor annoyance for a loyal Microsoft user and OneNote lover...

    I think they keep the Office apps the same because they don't want to waste resources on a dead product (Office Mobile). Instead they focus on the next generation of Office, Gemini, which should run on phones and tablets.

    With the Gemini roll out, together with WinPho9, a year from now, Microsoft products will finally have a superior Office, which will be full touch optimized.

    It took the WAY TOO LONG! Let's hope they can deliver earlier than what I described.
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk.
    07-30-2014 12:33 AM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    It's a mayor annoyance for a loyal Microsoft user and OneNote lover...

    I think they keep the Office apps the same because they don't want to waste resources on a dead product (Office Mobile). Instead they focus on the next generation of Office, Gemini, which should run on phones and tablets.

    With the Gemini roll out, together with WinPho9, a year from now, Microsoft products will finally have a superior Office, which will be full touch optimized.

    It took the WAY TOO LONG! Let's hope they can deliver earlier than what I described.
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk.
    Wow! This single comment has given me so much hope.. Don't screw up MS :P
    07-30-2014 01:19 AM
  10. HelloLudger's Avatar
    Thank you, but never forget: It's only hearsay, I have 0 non-public information. And "next update will deliver" is kind of Microsoft's motto for mobile since 2010. No guarantee that this time it will be different.

    And this give Office for iPad/Android also ~6-12 months to get better...
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk.
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    07-30-2014 03:03 AM
  11. androidtoWM's Avatar
    It's a mayor annoyance for a loyal Microsoft user and OneNote lover...

    I think they keep the Office apps the same because they don't want to waste resources on a dead product (Office Mobile). Instead they focus on the next generation of Office, Gemini, which should run on phones and tablets.

    With the Gemini roll out, together with WinPho9, a year from now, Microsoft products will finally have a superior Office, which will be full touch optimized.

    It took the WAY TOO LONG! Let's hope they can deliver earlier than what I described.
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk.
    i like your optimism but let's be realistic here. Next version of Office is not going to be available until summer of next year. i.e approx. 1year from today....until then we're stuck with 2year old OneNote / Office. What make you think the next version of office is going to be great ? Looking at Xbox Music i would be surprised if they didn't screw that up.
    07-30-2014 10:09 AM
  12. MRE Inc's Avatar
    Maybe one of the editors can make an article out of this and pit it on the front page to draw MS its attention. This isn't the first time MS leaves its own user base behind.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 930 using Tapatalk
    07-30-2014 10:19 AM
  13. Torcher Death's Avatar
    MS logic is absolutely screwed up, but then again they are primarily a software company & seem to focus on selling their software to those who are more likely to pay for them & also theres the case of OS restrictions.

    While this is good for the short run in generating income, what would really drive profits in the longer run would be, developing office for all windows devices & making them better than the ones on other platforms, while still supporting the other OS', so that others would be motivated to try out WP, even if Office suite is not necessarily a great selling point when it comes to normal consumers, who only use it for chatting & snapping pics.
    07-30-2014 10:25 AM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    OneNote for iOS was updated today with ability to attach files/insert voice memos.
    The Android version was updated the other day to support handwriting.

    I don't recall an update to OneNote in years (don't think it was mentioned during WP8.1 rollout or any of the GDR* to WP8.0).

    Looks like we will get better MS support on other platforms. Attaching documents via email ? Nope, not possible on WP unless you open OneDrive and do the whole share thing. Can you reply to an existing email chain with a document? Nope. Not possible. There is an uservoice thread that was started in 2012 requesting this feature. It's been 2yrs and they still haven't added this feature.
    This is an example of why I always wonder why WP fans use Microsoft services as an argument for using WP instead of iPhone or Android. I don't get the logic.
    07-30-2014 11:59 AM
  15. vish2801's Avatar
    WP 8 doesn't have capacity to attach files except photos. It has file picker now in 8.1, hopefully it would come. But this shows how WP8 was a half assed OS and it's the only reason why it doesn't have good full featured apps and so market share.
    07-31-2014 03:16 AM
  16. hotphil's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind apps that don't have the full feature set of their desktop versions. If I'm using a phone, I accept some trade-off. But making features available on other manufacturer's platforms and not their own says a lot about MS.
    07-31-2014 03:31 AM
  17. vishj05's Avatar
    I know its off topic..
    But Lets vote for this topic to make MS know this is really imp.
    Enable document attachment in emails – Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone
    07-31-2014 05:06 AM
  18. ven07's Avatar
    I think Daniel has been silently telling us this entire time that MS knows these issues and is working on them, but they have a plan (roadmap) that they feel they need to stick to.. BUT the main problem with that is a lot of the older MS faithful are losing faith (lol).. I will patiently wait for windows 9 and all the things it will bring :D
    07-31-2014 08:23 PM

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