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.

July, 2009

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    Testing Equation Support in OneNote 2010 Technical Preview, part 1

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    Let's take a look at one of the ways we expose inserting equations into OneNote 2010 Tech Preview from the test point of view. While working on this article, I realized that there a large amount of test work I need to be complete before I can actually...
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    Error at the end of something

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    Back from vacation and had good intentions to start talking about the testing of the Equation support we added to OneNote. Of course, other work bubbled up and is delaying that. Even here at work I have to deal with miscellaneous hardware failures, and...
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    Responding to a question in a tweet

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    I’m still reading your tweets and saw this one the other day: Is there a way to "purge" MS Onenote? Kinda like purging AutoCAD of unused blocks, layers, and other things to make the file lighter? Pasted from < http://twitter.com/archiwiz...
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    Setting up Windows to help test OneNote

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    After having to wipe my machine and restore (yet again), I remembered I make a few tweaks to my test machines to make debugging a little bit easier. Once I make these changes, I back up the operating system drive (usually the c:\ drive) and then can simply...
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    A registry key for OneNote worth backing up

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    Looking through my Sent Items folder in Outlook for the past few weeks, I realized I had asked and told a few people about this registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\OneNote\OpenNotebooks I've had to modify the contents of this...
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    Mapping the OneNote team

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    A couple of years ago I hung a map of the world on a wall in the test team hallway. I simply like having maps around. Of course, hanging a map around here invites people to make more use of it than simply having a map on the wall, and someone eventually...
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    I lost my Unfiled Notes in OneNote due to not planning ahead

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    One of the "tricks" I've learned over time for my dogfood machine is to set it up as if I know I will need to completely wipe the drive now and then. Wiping the drive is necessary when I need to change the operating system, for instance, or...
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