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.

October, 2009

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    Using Notepad to test OneNote

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    Someone came by my office this last week and saw me paste some information about a bug report I needed to file into Notepad. I was gently chastised for not using OneNote to keep track of this information. Of course, I had a reason for that and want to...
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    Creating OneNote pages with just the title and no date/time stamp

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    Over the weekend there was a question on the iheartonenote.com site about creating a new page that does not show the date and time by default. This person did not want to click back into the date and time text and delete it each time, but did want the...
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    Back to testing OneNote after a vacation

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    Just back from vacation and am getting back up to speed. Some random stats that are meaningless without context: Number of new emails waiting for me: 2377 Number of new computers waiting for me: 1 This is actually really nice. As we've moved away from...
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    Thanks a latte, Mr. Elop!

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    Those of you who follow tweets related to OneNote might have seen Stephen Elop send a message now and then. He is the president of Microsoft Business Division (this division includes Office) and like most of us, really likes OnNote. As part of our yearly...
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    A OneNote haiku helps with the keeping a balanced perspective

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    This item showed up in email today: A OneNote Haiku. This was written on our whiteboard by our coffee machines, and long time readers may know I've mentioned this before in an attempt at getting some testing completed .  For what it’s worth, I echo...
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    Using Fiddler to test OneNote, part 1

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    A tool we use to track OneNote network traffic and behavior is Fiddler. It is a free tool you can download from www.fiddler2.com if you want to take a look yourself. It acts as a proxy and gives a pretty good log of what is going into and out of the computer...
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