LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today in his keynote address at COMDEX Fall 2002, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT – News) Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced the company’s plan to deliver Microsoft® OneNote, an application designed to allow people to capture notes in one place and then organize and use them more effectively. Scheduled to be available in mid-2003, OneNote will enable people to take typewritten notes on a desktop or laptop computer. In addition, Tablet PC users will be able to capture handwritten notes, pictures and diagrams. This new application is tailored to meet the needs of note-takers who want a better solution for organizing, accessing and sharing notes. OneNote builds on the easy-to-use tools and features found in Microsoft Office to enhance the way people take notes, which is often the first step in creating a formal document.