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.

June, 2012

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    Over 100 copies of Sergio Hernandez winning the Barrio Logan Grand Prix in my OneNote test notebook

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    We were looking through a test notebook I have up on Skydrive today and someone remarked on this screen clipping I had on a page: This is Sergio Hernandez, a member of the Jelly Belly Cycling Team , as he crosses the line to win the Barrio Logan Grand...
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    Enabling the WebClient service in Windows

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    Every so often I see a report that OneNote cannot sync to SkyDrive and see the user is getting error : "OneNote cannot sync changes in this notebook because WebDAV support is not enabled on your computer. (Error code: 0xE0000784)".  Pinki...
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    Filling in for a tester who is out

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    One of the many tasks I have here is "load balancing" our work across the team. This is to ensure that no one tester is overloaded and falls behind. It's just one of the basic tasks that happens at just about every company in the world (the...
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    Saying no to a sleep statement in our automation

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    Last week I had a code review come across my plate that looked like this:   Section.AddPage(); And this line was being added below the previous line:   System.Threading.Sleep(5000);   //more code here to add content to the page Pretty simple...
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    I did NOT hit 81 bugs in OneNote last night

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    We have a tool that runs whenever we kick it off to test OneNote - edit pages, adds new, etc.. Basically it just mimics a user working with OneNote. Yesterday when I left work ( at about 5PM) I kicked off a run of this tool. When I came in this morning...
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    OneNote code reviews with Comic Sans Serif is fun

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    I changed one of my system fonts (Menu, I believe) to Comic San Serif .  Now when I perform code reviews, my font shows as this: But that little comment, nitpick though it may be, really jumped out at me. One of the testers here needed to move some...
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    Amazing how far behind you can get in one day

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    I’m pretty sure I feel behind by at least a week today.  Here’s what happened: I had a bug fix from one of our developers to test.  To get the machine set up, I created a virtual machine and installed his potential fix. While his setup was running...
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    My computer would not start today

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    I came in to work today and went to my primary test machine. I have a switch box to share the mouse, keyboard and monitors with a few other machines I have and I switched over to the test machine. After a second or two, the monitor gave me an "Entering...
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