Mac: Local or Network Share Notebooks
Essentially, OneNote for Mac needs the same functionality as OneNote for Windows: the ability to use a network share to store notebooks for collaboration.
Most corporate firewalls block cloud services, making OneNote for Mac completely useless for myself and countless other users. The worst part is that you can't even get into the app without logging in to the cloud service, which means I couldn't even get to the feedback button within the app to post this, so I had to Google for a place to post feedback for OneNote and wound up here at UserVoice.
I've seen similar ideas here, all with answers saying "use SharePoint". I would like to point out that this is not a viable solution to the problem. I should be able to use OneNote for Mac and collaborate with users of OneNote for Windows seamlessly on network shares.
Isn't that what network shares are for in the first place?
I wonder what is the idea behind the 'MUST store on MS Cloud' ? We do have our own, private cloud an are not at all willing to store any business data outside our company.
So OneNote becomes completely useless! Sorry MS
Jeremy Jeffery commented
A previous post about using OneNote for Mac with a SharePoint or a Network Share was answered from the perspective of only SharePoint, and said if you want to use a OneNote file on a network share that would need to be a separate request. That was years ago. This comment seems to be that very request, and is left unaddressed. This is upsetting.
Christian Beermann commented
This is our problem, too. We are not allowed to use the cloud in our Datacenter and we want to get rid of Sharepoint. So we use a Solution called Alfresco, which can be bound to my Mac Book with a WebDav connected share or an enterprise solution like DataBox (a kind of DropBox clone). We love OneNote especially in our development environment, but on the Mac it's not useable with just OneDrive as option.
yeah seriously Microsoft - support your product cross-platform as part of the Office 365 subscription
Can someone please tell me where on the roadmap MS is with getting network share access added to OneNote 2016 for MAC?