As we were prepping for the demo that we held at the SharePoint Connections conference in Amsterdam last week about “Social Computing Overview'”, one of the things that we wanted to demo was the online collaboration bit.
At first, we wanted to show Word 2010 client and the Word 2010 WebApp and the interaction between those two. But, as it turned out, you have to save every time you want to ‘share’ your part of the document to the other person. Then, just for the fun of it, I took a look at OneNote and in particular the OneNote WebApp..
I wrote something down and, of course, I wanted to save my document. First I looked in the upper bar for the well known blue disk icon.. but there was none.. so .. I opened up the “backstage” view (by clicking on “File”) and there I saw the menu option “Where’s the Save Button?”.. now at this moment I was already laughing out loud! Somebody in the Office team must have a good sense of humor to include these kind of bit smart-ass menu options ;)
So what happens if you click on it? Well, then you’re confronted with this dialog:
It’s surprising in a way why only Word does not have this feature because PowerPoint and Excel WebApp’s also have this ‘automatic’ save functionality. I mean, I can understand why it’s not in Word but for consistency sake it would be good to have it in there by default or something.