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.

February, 2010

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    A neat tip for user name with OneNote (and other Office apps)

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    Here's a quick tip I found after playing with my user name that works for me to help make my changes in a shared notebook a little easier to see with OneNote 2010. As a side note (no pun intended), the maximum initials length you can have in Office is...
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    Not the only OneNote tester with a funny name

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    Way back when, I mentioned my name was not " John Guin ". If you don't want to jump back and review the article, I was making up a name to test our Find by Author feature in OneNote 2010 (and also our XML import API and other related features...
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    Yesterday was “one of those days”

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    Sigh. I had been running Windows XP on my tablet to help get coverage with OneNote on that operating system. I tried to get Remote Access working so I could log in from home, but the driver for it was removed from the internal page. They (our internal...
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    A nice tip for a Windows theme to work with OneNote 2010

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    Sigh.  Somehow or other I have seem to have lost my permissions to install our internal builds of Office 2010.  This means I can’t upgrade to our latest versions.  And, naturally, I only found out I lost permissions after wiping the OS...
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    A challenge with helping OneNote users

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    One point of confusion that can come up when we try to help OneNote people with questions is understanding the exact question being asked. For instance, I saw this question on the discussion group : "If I am typing a series of notes as separate ...
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    Optimizing a test virtual disk for distribution over our internal network

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    Last week, someone sent me a Vista image to copy to my machine to use for testing. This image is a virtual hard drive for use with HyperV, so all I needed to do was copy the file, create a basic virtual machine and start it. Due to some hardware problems...
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    Nothing at all to do with testing

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    Amazing the odd things that bring up memories of college. I was taking a literature class and one of the books we had to read was Robinson Crusoe . The teacher was animated about this book and to generate interest, he went on a near screaming tirade about...
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    Follow up on the monitors

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    A couple of weeks ago I mentioned Gary had some extra monitors sitting in his office. I wanted to know why he had so many of them and what they would be used for. Here’s the picture of what he has set up now: Starting at the bottom left is his netbook...
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