Provide an acceptable enterprise experience; the current makes OneNote incompliant with many enterprise security policies
Many enterprise users rely on OneNote, but the current OneNote experience renders it unacceptable for enterprise users and causes companies to ban its usage. The following changes would bring it into compliance.
1. Do not require a OneDrive account. This is the #1 problem. Many companies forbid using any external accounts and (with good reason) storing company data outside the company.
2. Local notebooks. Same reason as above. Please note there are at least SIX other requests for this feature that I could find with a total of 3019 votes at the time of this request's creation.
3. Signing out of the OneDrive account without any Sharepoint accounts also being removed. This one actually seems like a serious bug/design flaw in and of itself.
4. Creation of new notebooks in Sharepoint. Currently customers must create documents in Sharepoint then open them in OneNote.
5. Opening OneNote documents via URL without having to add a new site to OneNote (see #3 for why). The other Office apps support this.
At this point, there are so many workarounds required to use OneNote for Mac in the workplace that it simply isn't viable. Please don't abandon your enterprise users.
Paul Swortz commented
I've been OneNote's biggest fan since 2005, and was so sad when I left my company and got a Mac at my new job.
My new company (understandably) won't let me use it in my Mac since there is no local storage option (for encryption, IP protection/remote wipe ...
Evernote is a sad, sad, pale imitation of OneNote, and I hate that it's my only real choice for synchronizing notes etc