Microsoft will not offer OneNote as an integral part of Office 2019. In future, anyone looking to use a local desktop version of OneNote in combination with Office 2019 will have to revert to – and install – the Windows 10 UWP version, which is available from the Windows 10 Store. Microsoft has justified this decision by stating that users want one single, standardized version of the note-taking program.
There will be a stack of new features for Windows 10 OneNote as a UWP app, which is scheduled for release this summer. Examples include:
- Handwriting recognition
- Tag support
- Recovery of older notes
- Improved integration in other Office products
All changes on Windows 10 OneNote can be reviewed here: “What's new in OneNote for Windows 10 ” and here “What's the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016? "