OneNote Ribbon interfaceOneNote has been a bit of a forgotten stepchild in previous editions of Office, perhaps because it only came with the "lowest" and "highest" editions of Office 2007 -- Home and Student edition and Ultimate edition. Most Office users have the Standard, Small Business, or Professional edition. Microsoft obviously wants to get more exposure for OneNote. According to early reports, Office 2010 features will follow the same pattern as Windows 7; that is, each successively more expensive edition will contain all the applications of those editions "below" it, and more. That means OneNote will be included in all editions of Office 2010. The most obvious change to OneNote, as with Outlook, is that now it sports the Ribbon interface.
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