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.

May, 2012

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    Sigh. Writing XML DOM code

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    I had to create a quick tool last week that had the simple task of parsing through an XML file and getting a set of atrributes from any node that had a specific value for a different attribute. This is vaguely the equivalent of writing down the license...
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    OneNote is saving me sticky notes

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    Two years ago I went to one of our supply rooms and picked up a pad of yellow sticky notes.  I even wrote a note on the back of it – 5/4/2010 and signed it.  After we shipped OneNote 2010, I had become addicted to WIN+N to create side notes...
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    Update to Onetastic powertoy for OneNote

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    Omer did an update to his tool to allow for the selection of only specific bits of text from an image in OneNote. You now get a little window that shows you all the text from the image and can select only the text you need. Here's what Omer has to say...
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    Adding a file to a OneNote page via extensibility

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    I got an email today in which a developer was interested in adding a file to a OneNote page. I pointed him at the OneNote Developer Center on MSDN and wanted to outline (no pun intened) one way of doing this. First, I started ONOMSpy and looked at the...
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    Insert writing space horizontally in OneNote

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    Today one of the testers came by needing to try a test on a tablet PC. He needed to test that he could insert writing space both vertically and horizontally. I knew you could add writing space and move content on the page up or down (vertically) by clicking...
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    A pretty good piece on CNN about Microsoft hiring veterans

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    As a retired navy sailor myself, this video on CNN is incredibly spot-on: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/05/04/t-f500-microsoft-military.fortune/ Give it a listen - it's worth the few minutes it takes. Questions, comments, concerns and...
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    Getting a new machine is not as fun as I had expected

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    It has been a while since I got a new piece of hardware and today I am setting up a new HP machine. It's pretty nice - 8 core, 16GB RAM, and about 2TB of hard drive space. The only challenge is moving my virtual machines from the machine that is being...
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