Give OneNote Slash Commands for Maximum Onenote-Teams Integration
I've seen multiple requests here for integration with OneNote, and I think the best solution would be a combination of logical integrations with OneNote and slash commands or even a bot. In terms of slash commands, these come to mind:
/one textsearchhere: Let users search OneNote from directly within Teams and see a preview of/results from within the team's primary OneNote; users can then insert that directly into a conversation for easy knowledge base referencing.
/onenew Title of Note Here: Let users start a note from directly within Teams with a simple slash command that, when activated by a user hitting enter, prompts the user to specify where the note should be created and takes the user to the OneNote notebook for content creation.
In terms of logical integrations, here are a few I’d love to see:
“Convert to Note” option in “More Options” ellipsis: Let users select content from an exchange in Teams and convert it into a standalone note in OneNote; when clicked, this opens a box similar to the “Send to OneNote” dialog box that allows a user to say what note and where.
“Append to Note” option in “More Options” ellipsis: Let users select content from an exchange in Teams and append it to an existing note in OneNote; when clicked, this opens a box similar to the “Send to OneNote” dialog box that allows a user to say what note and where.
If there were a bot, perhaps it could even identify patterns in users' comments in a chat or a channel and suggest OneNote pages that match them.
I am a strong believer in OneNote and feel like Teams has the potential to drastically increase company buy-in if it made it possible for employees to quickly locate documentation in the context of a conversation. I'm excited to see what lies in store for these integrations.
Greg Burns commented
Agreed. Our organization has stringent retention requirements; we only retain Teams conversations for 30 days, so it's up to the user to save their conversations (usually via copy/paste to some other document or OneNote or the Wiki) or else lose it. A Send To OneNote menu option, or a bot, would be much appreciated. I don't like the built-in Teams Wiki; I'd rather send it to the OneNote notebook on the underlying SharePoint site.