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.

November, 2007

  • OneNote Testing

    An easier way to troubleshoot addins for OneNote

    I got fed up with attaching a debugger to addins in OneNote. The typical process (as suggested by Dan Escapa) is to have your addin open a dialog when it starts, then attach to the running process while the dialog is onscreen. That got annoying rather...
  • OneNote Testing

    It's automation focus week in OneNote Test

    We started another automation push yesterday and are turning out new scripts, fixing old, clearing automation system bugs off our plate and generally trying to get some breadth of coverage in place using our new white box testing system. The surprising...
  • OneNote Testing

    Sharepoint notebook problems and another hint

    One bug report we've been trying to track down has to do with sections from Notebooks on Sharepoint servers getting marked read only. One cause has been isolated, and David Rasmussen has the details here . It involves how your computer is set up to use...
  • OneNote Testing

    Brouhaha with verifying my math script during automation week

    I tried to get my automation script for payment verification as part of the napkin math area checked in. One of the testers on my team rejected it. Here's why. First, remember the equation I was using: pmt(0.05;36;30000)=1813.033713614259 ...
  • OneNote Testing

    Two new items to track for OneNote enthusiasts

    It's been very busy around here. The upside to November and December at Microsoft is that plenty of people start taking vacation time, so there are fewer meetings and distractions at work. That gives plenty of time to get caught up on all the low and...
  • OneNote Testing

    Table trouble

    I had to relearn the lesson of paying attention to details recently. I was writing some code to work with OneNote's table XML via extensibility, and could not get my code to work correctly. After a couple of days of working on this in my spare time, I...
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