It’s been just reported that Microsoft changed its mind about killing the OneNote 2016 desktop application.
According to the latest reports coming from The Verge, Microsoft released Office 2019 without any updates made to the desktop version of the app mentioned above.
Mainstream support for OneNote 2016 continues
The tech giant relied on the separate Universal Windows App for Windows 10.
“We are continuing mainstream support for OneNote 2016 beyond October 2020, so that you can continue using the version of OneNote that works best for you,” according to a blog post from the OneNote team.
In other words, OneNote 2016 will be supported until October 14th, 2025 in extended support, according to The Verge.
The tech giant decided to change the way in which OneNote is installed, and it’s been revealed that starting March 2020, Office 365 installs that include desktop apps will be installing the desktop OneNote 2016 version of the app.
Users also have the ability to download OneNote 2016 from Microsoft’s official website manually.
It’s also worth noting that the desktop OneNote app is receiving a new dark mode option for Office 365 subscribers and Office 2019 users as well during the course of this week.
Microsoft stated the following:
“Using OneNote in this mode can improve readability in low light environments, increase the legibility of the user interface as well as your notes, provide better contrast, and reduce eye strain.”
The Verge concluded their article by noting that the big dreams that the tech giant had with UWP apps died a while ago, and OneNote is just the latest example of the fact that Microsoft goes back to the desktop apps over the UWP ones.
Microsoft in the news
Microsoft was in the spotlight a few days ago as well when the company created the most advanced VR system in the world.
The new program, DreamWalker, was created by Microsoft Research, and it implies users wearing virtual reality headsets that instruct them with regard to the environment they are passing through.