Here's just a quick note to say that the final bits of OneNote 2003 SP1 (discussed in my last post) have now been released as a patch available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=07408348-26C9-43BB-9E7E-6151CF15D415&displaylang=en

If you have not seen or heard of SP1 or have avoided installing the preview, wait no longer - bliss awaits you.

If you installed the SP1 preview, first of all THANK YOU! since you helped make the product better if you reported any crashes to us, or gave us feedback in the newsgroups.

Second, if do you have the preview, as explained on the page I linked to, you do need to uninstall it and reinstall your original OneNote from the disks you have (you do have them right? We tried to be very clear that the final SP1 patch would require them).

The final SP1 is not a full install like the preview - it is a patch and must be applied to a properly licensed and activated full version of OneNote 2003.

Unlike with typical Service Packs, SP1 will become the “baseline“ shipping version over time as boxes in stores and other inventory are depleted, so people purchasing OneNote in the future may already have SP1 on their machine.

One last point: several PowerToys will be released soon that work with SP1 - those are going to be awesome. More on that in a few days.