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, 2011

  • OneNote Testing

    Calendar view power toy for OneNote 2010

    Omer, one of our developers here, kicked out a nice little powertoy for OneNote 2010 that lets you see when pages were created in a calendar type of format. He graciously agreed to let me share it here, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Here...
  • OneNote Testing

    Tip: Quickly getting to Zoom commands in OneNote

    I catch myself needing to zoom on pages in OneNote more and more frequently. Typically, I have a mouse with a scroll wheel and zooming while holding the CTRL key and using the wheel works great. Occasionally, though, I am on a laptop or tablet or something...
  • OneNote Testing

    No phone for new testers

    As I was (sort of successfully) getting our new tester's office set up for her, I opened a box labeled "phone." Those of us that have been here a while have had a desktop phone since we started. Originally, they had analog phones and phone lines...
  • OneNote Testing

    Setting procmon to put logs in the TEMP folder

    One of the testers on the team assigned a bug to me that concerns a test tool we use regularly. Specifically, we run procmon (from Sysinternals ) to track basic information about OneNote. The logs that we generate can get fairly large after a day or so...
  • OneNote Testing

    Fighting with video cables, monitor stands and power supplies

    Last week I was given a couple of machines to set up for a new tester who starts tomorrow. (She's not a new tester - she was our intern last summer, but I digress). Problems I faced: The monitor had no stand. We managed to get some hand me down monitors...
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