You may have seen me venting over Microsoft’s ridiculous failure to supply a 64-bit virtual printer driver for OneNote’s great "Send to OneNote 2007" feature. This is the feature that is a must-have for me as I routinely print documents directly into OneNote 2007 for reference. The HP tx2051 Tablet PC that I am evaluating came with 64-bit Vista Ultimate installed and this is how I discovered that the Send to OneNote feature does not work (nor install) on the 64-bit version of either WinXP or Vista. The GottaBeMobile guys were also surprised to hear this and this week since they were at the MVP Summit on the Microsoft campus they asked the Redmond folks if they are going to release a 64-bit driver for this feature:
64-bit support for the Send-To printer will not becoming until OneNote 14 releases to the public. There are no plans toaddress this with a patch or service pack. So, if you rely upon theSend-To feature in OneNote, I’d recommend sticking with or going backto 32-bit Vista.
So the answer is clear, if this feature is a must for you then don’t even consider 64-bit Windows because Microsoft not only doesn’t have your back but they’ve painted a big, red target on it.