OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1 Preview

MSFT made a preview of OneNote 2003 SP1 available yesterday.

In addition to being able to “Record video notes”, there are a number of other niceties too — like for example inserting documents from other Office programs into OneNote and the ability to share OneNote sessions in real time.

IMHO, OneNote is a wonderful environment for aggregating and now sharing disparate information.

Yet, there’s still no mention of MSFT opening the file format.

Granted they have never been known to be so forthcoming in that regard, but given now the diversity of what you can pack into a OneNote file “archive”, it occurred to me that an ideal export option would be to represent a OneNote archive as a Semantic Web friendly RDF structure.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know… Not another Semantic Web rant It’ll never happen.

Well, at the very least, I would still like to see Wiki integration with OneNote. Then again, this is only a “preview”. So, perhaps there’s hope with the Office 2003 SP 1 release later this year.