Microsoft Makes oneNote Free

Microsoft made oneNote, one of the apps in its Office suite, free. Why? As Alex Wilhelm at Techcrunch reports:

Microsoft wants to drive OneDrive usage, an experience that is tied closely to OneNote. So the company lowered friction to entry by increasing its platform support in OneNote and by ending pricing questions. No matter where you want to use the service, you can, and Microsoft would like to welcome you into the larger Office-as-a-Service world with open arms.

Microsoft may be down but it’s not out. If it will just stop obsessing over operating systems the company could still do amazing things. A focus on services instead of operating systems is a huge step in the right direction. And as many people have pointed out, the new CEO came from Azure, one of its very successful services.