Software Test Engineering @ Microsoft

Perspectives from Microsoft STEs

March, 2004

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    Categories of Testing at Microsoft

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    Humans seem to have a natural tendency to categorize. Software Test Engineers are no exception, especially when it comes into breaking down our work items. Different “types” of Testing include the following: Functional Testing Specification...
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    What Makes a Good STE

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    Jozo asked me to elaborate on what aptitudes make a good STE. I figure that's a good a topic as any for my first real content post. First off, I feel a need to go above and beyond our standard disclaimer and say that these are just my perspectives...
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    Test Cases at Microsoft

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    Brian Lutz is a lucky contracting Tester in the building with my favorite cafeteria on campus, 110. He brings up a great comment about the role of Test Cases at Microsoft: One thing I’d like to see is some discussion about test cases, and how...
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    Testing at Microsoft...

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    Greetings! It looks like I’m the latest Microsoftie to jump onto the blogging scene. It’s really growing fast here in Redmond (and elsewhere!). I’ve got all kinds of ideas to discuss in this blog, such as: What...
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    What is Software Test Engineering?

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    This is a phrase that means different things to different people. Often, I’m surprised at how much different the role of an STE is on a team like Windows compared to Office, Xbox, and Works. Across different software companies, the differences in...
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    Disclaimer

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    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content of this site consists personal opinions and do not officially represent my employer's view in anyway and is especially not intended to convey the views of Microsoft...
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    Chris Joins The Team

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    I'm Chris Dickens, and as Greg mentioned the other day I'm another Software Test Engineer (STE) at Microsoft. I've had a personal blog for a little more then a year now (it's mostly about movies and other entertainment stuff - shameless plug: http://www...
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    Life Outside of Work

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    While Greg is off at RIT doing one of my favorite work activities (recruiting) I thought I'd veer off topic for a bit and talk about extra-curricular activities. There's a stereotype out there that Microsoft people let themselves get consumed by work...
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    What is Software Test Engineering?

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    This is a phrase that means different things to different people. Often, I’m surprised at how much different the role of an STE is on a team like Windows compared to Office, Xbox, and Works. Across different software companies, the differences in...
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    Meet Greg @ RIT

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    I'll be representing Microsoft at the upcoming RIT career fair on Wednesday, 3/29/04, from 1:00PM- 6:00PM (in the Clarke Gymnasium). I'll be happy to answer any questions about Testing and Microsoft, and of course we'll be taking resumes for the other...
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    Linked from JobsBlog!

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    It looks like I've been linked from the Technical Careers @ Microsoft blog. Thanks for the link, Gretchen and Zoe! I've been reading their blog since its inception (which is probably about a full week : ). They've already posted some invaluable inside...
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    Comments thus far

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    Thanks for everyone's comments so far! I'm surprised at how quickly this blog has taken off. A lot of people are reading, and a lot of people are showing some great interest about Software Test Engineering at Microsoft. Another STE at Microsoft, Chris...
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