OneNote Insiders: Join us in May for the OneNote Quest!

Update: May 10, 2017

This event is now over. Thank you, Office Insiders and OneNote fans, for joining us for the Twitter Takeover and taking part in the OneNote Quest!

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Save the date for the Twitter Takeover!

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, starting at 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PDT), William Devereux from the OneNote team is taking over the official Office Insider Twitter account for the day. During this event, William will give you a behind-the-scenes look at life on the OneNote team. If you're an Office Insider, and you get Fast builds, you can participate in the OneNote Quest contest, where you'll have a chance to win prizes for being the first to find new features in the May update for OneNote for Windows 10.

The Twitter Takeover event is your time to send questions to @OfficeInsider about OneNote, share your ideas, chat about the app, and find new features. Here's William, the host of this event, to tell you more:

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Follow @OfficeInsider on Twitter for Insider news and updates. During the Twitter Takeover, use the hashtag #OneNoteQuest to get live updates.

Take part in the OneNote Quest

The next Insider Fast update for OneNote on Windows 10 is a big one. It's full of new features and improvements, many of which we added based on your feedback. (Thanks for that!) When we release this update, we won't tell you about the new stuff right away. Instead, we're hosting a OneNote Quest contest, where you can win a prize for being the first one to find new features.

Here's how the OneNote Quest works:

  1. Install the latest Insider Fast update for OneNote for Windows 10.

  2. In OneNote, click or tap Settings > Options and turn on Enable Beta Features.

  3. Scan the app for any new features added after the April feature update.

  4. The moment you find a new feature, tweet @OfficeInsider with the name of the feature and the version/build you have installed. Include both the hashtags #OneNoteQuest and #contest in your tweet. The first Insider to find and tweet about a new feature is eligible to win a prize. (Not quite sure if a feature is new? No problem. Tweet @OfficeInsider and William will let you know.)

    Note: While finding new or updated features can win you prizes, small and cosmetic changes don't count. In addition, to be eligible for a prize, you must be an Office Insider, you must reside in the United States or Canada, and you must be age 13 or older. For the full set of rules, click the Official rules for the Microsoft OneNote Quest contest heading below.

  5. During the Twitter Takeover event, William will announce contest winners in real time. Follow @OfficeInsider and use #OneNoteQuest to get contest updates.


    These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft OneNote Quest Event Contest (“Contest”). Microsoft Corporation is the sponsor (“Sponsor”).


    In these Rules, “Microsoft”, “we”, “our”, and “us”, refer to Sponsor and “you” and “yourself” refers to a contest participant. “Event” refers to the OneNote Quest Event held in Redmond, WA. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these Rules.


    The Contest will operate during regular Event hours on May 9, 2017 (“Entry Period”)


    Open to any registered Event attendee 13 years of age or older who is a legal resident of the 50 U.S. + D.C. or Canada. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian. Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, and the family members of each (dependents, immediate family members, and individuals residing in the same household) are not eligible. Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria and where prohibited.

    For business/tradeshow events: If you are attending the Event in your capacity as an employee, it is your sole responsibility to comply with your employer’s gift policies. Microsoft will not be party to any disputes or actions related to this matter. Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government and public sector employees are not eligible for Contests held at business/tradeshow events.


    To participate, download and use the new May Insider OneNote update and search for new features in that update. When you have discovered a new feature, you can enter to win by sharing your finding on Twitter.

    To officially submit an entry, log into your legally registered Twitter account and post a publicly viewable message that mentions @OfficeInsider and describes the OneNote build you are using and the feature name you discovered. Your tweet must also include the hashtags #OneNoteQuest and #Contest. All elements must be included to be eligible. The account settings for this message must be set to “unprotected” or “public” to be eligible.

    SAMPLE TWEET: “@OfficeInsider [I just found [FEATURE NAME] in OneNote build [xxxx.xxxx]. #OneNoteQuest #Contest”

    The entry limit is one per person during the Entry Period.

    We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, damaged, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media profile, or other method used to enter.


    We are not claiming ownership rights to your Submission. However, by submitting an entry, you grant us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content about this Contest and use your entry in any media whatsoever now known or later invented for any non-commercial or commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, the marketing, sale or promotion of Microsoft products or services, without further permission from you. You will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules.

    By entering you acknowledge that the we may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your entry and you waive any claims resulting from any similarities to your entry. Further you understand that we will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to your entry and you agree that use of information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law.

    Your entry may be posted on a public website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. We are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.


    Winners are to be announced during the Twitter Takeover event of @OfficeInsider by William Devereux. Follow Office Insider on Twitter, use #TwitterTakeover and #OneNoteQuest for contest updates. Final list of OneNote Quest winners will be announced during the event.

    Winners will be contacted within 7 days following the Event with winner instructions through Direct Message on Twitter from Office Insider, including a prize claim deadline. If winners don’t respond within 7 business days, the next person in the winners list will be selected.

    In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, an additional judge will break the tie based on the judging criteria described above. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. If we do not receive enough entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than the number of Contest Prizes described below. If public vote determines winners, it is prohibited for any person to obtain votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including offering prizes or other inducements in exchange for votes, automated programs or fraudulent i.d’s. Microsoft will void any questionable votes.

    Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry and may be required to complete a prize claim and tax form (“Forms”). If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.


    The following prizes will be awarded: Eighteen (18) Grand Prizes. A wearable OneNote Cape. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $20.00 each. The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $360.

    We will only award one (1) prize per person. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, about this Contest without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

  9. ODDS

    The odds of winning are based on the number and quality of eligible entries received.


    To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Contest or any prize won.

    All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding.

    We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Contest, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Contest cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Contests.


    Send email to with the subject line “OneNote Quest winners” within 30 days of May 9, 2017 to receive a list of winners.


    At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Microsoft uses the information you provide to notify prize winners, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services, if requested by you. Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law. Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained previously.

    If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please notify us by sending email to or postal mail to William Devereux, Microsoft Privacy, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy the situation.

Not an Office Insider? Want to become one?

You don't need to be an Office Insider to participate in the Twitter Takeover and talk to William about all things OneNote. We welcome any and all OneNote fans! However, to participate in the OneNote Quest, you need the May feature update, and to get that update, you must be enrolled in the Office Insider program. To become one, join the Windows Insider program, choose the Windows Insider Fast option. As a Windows Insider, you automatically get Office Insider builds of OneNote for Windows 10.

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