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.

March, 2010

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    Broken Skull Theory of software testing

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    I mentioned Von Koenigswald last time, and that in turn leads me to my (rather violently named) theory of testing I call the "Broken Skull Theory of Testing." First, let's set the stage. It's 1937, and Von Koenigswald is on a dig in Java. He...
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    Helping out on the discussion group for making notes “permanent”

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    I saw this question on the discussion group a few days ago: "I am new to onenote, I have set up some pages that I would like to make permanent. Is there away I can to that?" Pasted from < http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default...
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    Math and OneNote and art

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    Looking around my email last night, I found this note I had left for myself: "yrs ago I fell in love w math doodles as art http://is.gd/99NmA Now I have student posting hers http://is.gd/99Nww ." I had email this to myself and had no idea why -...
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    That little line in the OneNote context menu is supposed to be there…

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    This is what I saw last week that caught my eye as I was working with the OneNote 2010 Beta : I had right clicked on some text on a OneNote page. At first, everything looked OK, but then I noticed that little vertical bar to the right of Tag. At first...
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    "My One and Only OneNote 2010" song updated

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    You know you have a great application when it has a theme song. Mike Tholfsen has updated his song "My One and Only OneNote" for 2010. You can listen to it, download it and share it with your friends over at his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/onenote_and_education...
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    More hardware problems

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    I came in today ready to follow up on my Broken Skull Theory of software testing, but my Lenovo tablet had some other ideas. Specifically, a lack of a hard drive. I'm looking at a boot screen now that tells me the hard drive is giving a "device error...
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    Helping to control the “cost beast” with OneNote

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    I came to the OneNote team just over three years ago. As I've mentioned before, I still use sticky notes now and again for different reasons, not the least of which is hardware failures. Anyway, when I moved into my office three years ago, I grabbed one...
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    A nice little series of OneNote tweets

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    This was kind of fun. As I was walking into my office last week, I saw this tweet pop up: I did not quite get the screen shot captured in time - notice the "18 minutes ago" - but I knew what "PopTwister" wanted. I think PopTwister...
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    All day training, and an odd week in test for me

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    We had an "all hands" training session today. It looped in everyone in OneNote and was a productive day and was centered on designing OneNote from a customer point of view. That kept me out of the office all day so no new blog update centered on testing...
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