Use OneNote to take notes in a scheduled Outlook meeting or Skype for Business

OneNote is a useful tool for creating to-do lists and saving your ideas. Besides, you can use the app with Outlook or Skype for Business and associate your notes with their scheduled events. This helps you in staying even more organized and productive with the robust tool. Today’s post centers around a way to use OneNote to take notes in a scheduled Outlook meeting or Skype for Business with OneNote. Here’s a tip for taking notes in a better way and saving them on the web.

Making notes in OneNote for a scheduled Outlook meeting or Skype for Business

This is extremely useful while scheduling a meeting for an Office 365 group with Outlook 2016 desktop and if you want to include meeting notes in OneNote.

Taking Notes in Outlook 2016

Launch Outlook 2016. Open the meeting for which you want to take notes.

Choose Meeting tab and select ‘Meeting Notes’.

Making notes in OneNote for a scheduled Outlook meeting or Skype for Business

There, under the Meeting Notes dialog box visible, take one of the following actions –

  1. For sharing your meeting notes with others, choose Share notes with the meeting.
  2. For taking notes for your reference only, select ‘Take notes on your own’.

Next, in the ‘Select Location’ in OneNote dialog box, choose a section for the new notes and click OK.

Taking notes in Skype for Business

Skype for Business is an instant messaging client used with Skype for Business Server or with Skype for Business Online.

To start an online meeting in Skype for Business, click the drop-down arrow of the ‘Options’ menu and take one of the following actions to start an online meeting with someone.

  • Send an instant message
  • Start an audio or video call
  • Choose Meet Now

Upon confirming the action, a meeting window will appear.

When seen, select ‘Present’ icon (visible as a computer monitor) and, in the window that appears, click ‘My Notes’.

After that, in the Select Location in OneNote dialog box, choose a section for the new notes page and hit the OK button.

The new page will automatically get linked to your Skype for Business conversation, and other participants for the meeting could see your notes. If needed, they can add their inputs and collaborate in real-time.

Hope you find this tip useful.

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