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, 2011

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    Digging through email this week

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    I don't know if my blog got re-indexed by google, Bing and the other search sites or what, but I am getting a large number of emails this week. I've been devoting most of my spare cycles to workign through the pile-up. If I seem slow, it is just due to...
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    Getting a lot done today

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    Just a short post today since I am getting a ton of work items completed. I don't want to interrupt my workflow too much! Getting some long term planning tasks done. Having a long term plan is key to working on any piece of software, not just OneNote...
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    Updated source code for the Table Sum powertoy for OneNote

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    Like I mentioned earlier, there is really not much different between this code and the powertoy for OneNote 2007 . I only updated it to use the 2010 schema, but I also added the setup project this time. Rewriting that part of the powertoy easily took...
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    Table Sum toy updated for OneNote 2010

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    I got a couple of user requests recently to update the table sum powertoy that I wrote for OneNote 2007 to work with OneNote 2010. Always happy to oblige, I updated it and here you go. If you just want to install it, the link for the download is below...
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    The OneNote 2010 XML Schema Definition is now posted

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    We uploaded the XSD for our 2010 schema definition at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27396 . Information on how to use this to write addins is at the OneNote 2010 Developer Reference center. Enjoy! Questions, comments, concerns...
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    A new monitor cable makes it feel like I got a new machine

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    For quite a while now, I have had a 24 inch monitor. I have it connected to a junction box that lets me switch my mouse, keyboard and computer between the three machines I have. The only downside to all of this is that my junction box is pretty old. It...
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    Getting an image from OneNote automation into email

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    One of our tools we use to test OneNote inserts images onto a page via our extensibility model. It takes the image date in base64 format and adds it to a page. This is very similar to my image importer tool and the logic I used behind that tool helped...
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    Back from a few days off, and a batch file would not work

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    I got back into my office after a few days off and had an email to install a new monitoring tool. I only needed to run a batch file to install it, then it would monitor OneNote, make its reports and keep itself updated. I clicked the link in the batch...
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