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.

September, 2008

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  • OneNote Testing

    OneNote Favorites updated with user requested feature

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    Shu Chen updated his Favorites addin again. You can get the updated version at the bottom of this page. He updated his addin based on these comments from Richard: "...MOVING the OneNote Folder from its position in IE Favorites into Links stops it...
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    Investigating an automation failure

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    One of the automated tests we had failed last week and I got the chance to investigate the failure. The first level of investigation was determining if the test script had failed or if there was a new bug that had crept into OneNote. Here's what happened...
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    A quick update on the OneNote Accessibility pass (which hasn’t happened yet)

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    The accessibility focus effort got moved. I mentioned that we were going to be completing this task a few weeks ago and have received a few emails and comments wanting a follow up. I don't want to keep anyone hanging and figured I should let you know...
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    Using OMSpy to “fix” the bug with the image rotator

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    I wanted to show the output of OMSpy in case someone wants to get very bold and use it to update the XML on a OneNote page to work around the limitations I mentioned on Monday with the image rotator . Let's start with a simple image to use for testing...
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    A better fix for the failing OneNote automation script

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    I did not like my code fix for the error detection routine when trying to detect which file OneNote had loaded twice. To refresh my memory, here was what I initially checked in: SortedList < string , string > loadedModules = new SortedList...
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    Using asserts to help find bugs in OneNote

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    Of the many different types of bugs testers find in products, "asserts" seem to be the most obvious. Vastly simplified, an "assert" is a piece of code that checks for some unexpexted condition before continuing, and pops up a dialog if those conditions...
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    OneNote Test is hiring!

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    We have a position open for a Software Development Engineer in Test. Check out the details at http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=CCDDBD6B-E2F5-450F-BAE3-40FE30DF53AE It's a great job - feel free to shoot any questions my...
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