Local vs Cloud Storage
Having OneDrive integrated with OneNote is definitely a plus, but it would be nice to also have it saved locally for when an Internet connection is unavailable.
We just announced this week that OneNote Desktop (2016) is going to stay supported, as well as put back into the Office 365 ProPlus and 2019 installations. We will also be making future improvements to Desktop. This will give you the option to keep your notebooks local as long as needed.
Details in this new blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Your-OneNote/ba-p/954922
Didier Allexandre commented
I totally agree. Allow to save OneNote on any Cloud accounts (Dropbox....) or locally (like OneNote 2016 does) . Some companies restrict access to Cloud services for security and privacy reasons. This is absolutely necessary!
Armand A. La Bes commented
I am asking for a local storage option exclusively. As long as my personal and business documents are automatically sent to a server not under my control, the product is dead to me, and to so many others that I am surprised that there is no review of this issue at MS. What people are asking for is an option - for those who wish to store their notes in the cloud, then so be it, I have no argument with that. But not to provide an option for local storage when so many are asking for it (you should see the Mac OneNote forums on this issue) makes me ask other questions. Begin to charge for the product again if you wish, I have no objection, if the option is included. If not, then it is necessary for me to begin a long and laborious transfer out of the application, which I have used for years, to an alternative. I realize that my departure will have no effect on your business. Sorry I have relied on you over the years.
Please add the ability to backup at a set interval in the Windows Store app the way you can in the Desktop application.
For those of us that almost exclusively use the App, it is really frustrating to have to open the Desktop application to actually have my Notebooks get backed up.