Open, edit and sync notebooks on a local network drive
Cloud based solutions are not well accepted by our clients for sharing and storing data. That's why we keep our OneNote notebooks on the company network drive. They are however not accessible with an iPad or android device. It would be great to add a support for accessing and syncing the files over SMB protocol for example. It works well with other file browsing app.
I purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro to use as a BYOB device. Now that OneNote has become a proprietary solution (at least as far as file storage) it is useless. My organization doesnot support SharePoint or OneDrive. OneNote and the surface are now wasted purchases. Onenote is no longer a viable solution .
I have no use for an OS & applications that try to dictate organizational enterprise requirements.
I am dependent on my one note - note book for ever thing in my day to day activities in the office .
Currently i am moving it to MAC laptop , please help me out to upload my local one note as online one note to use the same in my MAC laptop.
I have huge notes in my one note which i do not want to loose.
1,5 years later...
Omeed - My organization uses on-premises SharePoint which I can use at home with my PC's OneNote. The "Open in OneNote" let's me use the greater desktop functionality. When I access my organization's SharePoint on my iPad via Safari in desktop mode, I can see the "Open in OneNote" option but it's greyed out. Is there any way to make this option active on an iPad? I'd like to use my iPad app to annotate pages with the tools in the Draw tab.
Jan Jensen commented
We have a Sharepoint 2013 on premise, but we can't find a solution to access and sync notebooks stored there with an Ipad. We have also tried to do it through OneDrive for Business app, but won't work either.
Has this on purpose been removed from the Ipad app ?
Our company will not let us save data to a cloud and our notebooks are on a SMB share. We love the program but it would be nice to open files from tablets while on our network or VPN.
Mike Offenbecher commented
I myself have my OneNote files in a personal cloud which is mirrored on my iPhone. However the iOS OneNote won't open local OneNote files from my cloud's local folder on my iPhone. It appears you can only access OneNote .onetoc2 and .one files using OneDrive.
Tim Wagner commented
Omeed - That was correct, but an April update of the iPad OneNote app seems to have removed the ability to connect to an on-premise SharePoint server, leaving many teams wondering what to do with their suddenly broken system.
Thank you for the idea. Of course a share point server would be an option, but the costs of the license and support are not really compatible now for our small structure (25 people).
Thanks for sharing this feedback! We will certainly consider it, but can't promise anything yet. However, I want to let you know that OneNote does provide a solution for the scenario you have described. If your company uses the on-premises version of Microsoft SharePoint, you can store OneNote notebooks there securely--they won't be in the cloud, and you'll be able to open them in OneNote for iPad. You may want to check with your company's IT department to find out if they support SharePoint already.
I realize this may not be an ideal solution if your company doesn't already have SharePoint, but it would solve the scenario you've described immediately, so I wanted to share it with you. If your company doesn't have SharePoint and you'd like to try it, you can download a free trial version of SharePoint Server 2013 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sharepoint-server-2013