The new implementation of the OneNote tab is poor. The old process of creating a section within the Team Notebook was ok to a point, but needed the additional flexibility to create a tab with content from another notebook when required. The new process of prompting for a new notebook or to open an existing notebook or create a link to an existing notebook is messy. It slows the process of setting new teams with channels and will lead to inexperienced users creating new notebooks where they are not required. Also when a new notebook is created initially, then you create a new channel and try to add a onenote tab, you can't see the new notebook you just created - you first have to go back and open it in onenote so that is shows as a 'recently opened' notebook. Users want tools that make them more productive at doing their jobs - no-one wants to waste time messing around with the tools themselves - this needs a rethink.
Also have a similar issue with syncing. We have an existing OneNote already, but when I add the tab, it creates a whole new OneNote... I just want to have our current OneNote listed.
When you try to make a new OneNote tab the default option is to create a new NOTEBOOK. Why did this get changed? who wants to keep making new notebooks for each tab? this is obviously a broken update. Please fix this.
The Onenote part of team is still broken nearly 2 months after the upgrade in Jan. is this being addressed?
Having a default OneNote tab would be a great work around for this update that broke OneNote in Jan 2018.
Is ANY progress being made on this OneNote problem? PLEASE give us some good news. Please just roll back to the old functionality or move forward with a fix. We really need this operational. This is causing a lot of lost productivity.
This is really not user friendly - one note could be used a lot more but not being able to manage the one-note tab fully in teams negates the idea of using primarily teams!
[Deleted User] commented
Agreed just spent and hour trying to create the same behaviour as before this change it wouldn't be quite so bad if the "default section" option actually worked. Ideally I suspect a 4th option which matches the old behaviour seems to make most sense as you currently run the risk of making notes in the incorrect section
Please give us an update on this problem. OneNote in Teams has been broken for OVER A MONTH. This is causing an impact on many teams. PLEASE at least give us a work around.
Every since the Jan 10th update I have not been able to create a new tab on a channel. The previous functionality was not ideal, but at least is worked. Since the update I keep getting an error message saying .....
" Sorry, we can't perform the request if one of the user or group's document libraries contains more than 20,000 items.
Session Id: e9f2fa74-e219-4d55-9f88-2cf519d95c5c
Correlation Id: acddf863-47eb-4af0-b3af-f0eb145e0f57"
Brad PFEFFER commented
I can see the advantages to the new approach, but there should still be a fourth option (i.e., the original implementation). Something like 'Use default SharePoint Team Notebook' or something like that, to map the Notebook that was already created by default in the SharePoint SiteAssets when the Team Site was created.
Totally agree with the other comments. Users don't need to know where these notebooks are and how to get to them, they just need a one-click create and the background work should be done for them.
My biggest issue here now is user confusion. When they go to SharePoint, as they will eventually do, they will be confused by the empty notebook they find there, because the default notebook that is created with the Team Name (Team_Name Notebook) in the SiteAssets folder is linked on the left navigation menu by default in a new SharePoint Team Site. Therefore, the new notebook in Shared%20Documents folder is not obvious to find from the navigation menu.
Now it seems that you cannot open the notebook that you automatically get when you create a team, the notebook who has the same name as the team. You need to go to shrepoint and from there open it in OneNote before you can add it from the channel. If you dont open it in onenote before you cannot choose that notebook. This is very bad and will confuse the user. Why is it easier to create new notebooks than use the notebook we already have?
This implementation was a step back.
What whas needed was the ability to make a channel-tab from an already existing section in our notebook (before, you had to create a new section everytime you wanted OneNote-tab in a chanel).
Nick Pettijohn commented
Agreed. The default behavior should remain as before, where the default notebook gets a new section named for the channel. Creating a new notebook is a nice alternative, but the ability to divide up one notebook per team, and focus on a section for each channel is highly desirable. You can always launch OneNote if you want to look at all sections, and create others outside of channels.