OneNote Testing

What it is like to be a tester on the Microsoft OneNote team and day to day life as an SDET in Office. Plus a few tips for using OneNote and an occasional powertoy.

June, 2007

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  • OneNote Testing

    Making pages easier to sync with a mobile device

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    I was thinking of a tool to somehow send selected pages from my different OneNote notebooks to my Windows Mobile phone and went to talk with Dan Escapa ( http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa ) about some design choices I was facing. He was working on a very...
  • OneNote Testing

    Lenovo Woes

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    I had hoped to go over some of the testing for the copy to device addin, but my tablet (Thinkpad X60t) interfered.     Since I got it in January, I've had nothing but problems. It came with bad ram. Blue screened after about a day every day. Sent...
  • OneNote Testing

    Hardware problems

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    Well, I had three hard drives die on me over the weekend. My personal laptop hard drive gave out. My Inspiron hung exactly when I inserted a CD to burn a backup of my files. Still, I managed to get my important files off of it by using it in a USB enclosure...
  • OneNote Testing

    Feedback on the Copy to Device Powertoy

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    If you look carefully at the code for the Copy to Device addin (which needs a good name) you will also notice I used Pascal Casing and Daniel used camel Casing.     I thought about refactoring the code to be consistent with .net framework guidelines...
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    Responding to feedback

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    I've received some feedback that the toolbar button for the Copy to Device addin is not being shown.     I tried this myself and found a couple of cases in which this would happen.     First, my tablet has a 1024x768 screen, which is small by today...
  • OneNote Testing

    More setup testing

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    For users who cannot see the button even after following the previous steps, try reinstalling and installing for "All users." Sigh. I wish I had time to work through the nuances of Visual Studio setup projects, but that is outside my realm of expertise...
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    Log file vs. error dialogs

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    One of the tricks I like to use is creation of a log file while my addin runs.  I typically will log any errors the addin hits. In the case of the Copy to Mobile addin, I decided to add some logging to the file and keep track of the pageIDs which have...
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