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.

December, 2012

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    Tip: printing long documents to OneNote

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    One of our power users sent me a mail last week noticing a change in the new version of OneNote. If you print a long documents (more than 10 pages) to OneNote, the printer will now break that document out into a new OneNote page for each page of the printout...
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    A quick update on where I am currently using OneNote

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    When I first came to the OneNote team, I had a single laptop at home I was using for my notes. This was the (now old) 2007 version. Things have changed a bit and as I was looking through my notes, I realized I have many different machines I use frequently...
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    The Payment calculation in OneNote

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    One of the testers on our team came by and had been tasked with verifying our Payment command is working fine. It is, but the tester was getting numbers that did not make sense. First, a quick tutorial on that function, which in our lingo is called a...
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    These appeared on my door

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    Anyone who has worked with me for awhile realizes I love analogies and puns. So I guess I should not have been too surprised when these got taped to my door: And here is a sample of some of them: This kind of stuff happens when it slows down and we are...
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    A quick look at the test team's Learning Center

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    One of the notebooks that I have open across all my machines is our Learning Center notebook. This is a notebook we (the test team) uses as a wiki to track all types of information we use on a day to day basis. We have everything from archived training...
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    Getting my network card working with HyperV

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    This last week I upgraded (actually, wiped and installed) my nicest machine to run Windows Server 2012. Since this is a very important machine in my testing world I went through it first making backups, ensuring key files were archived and tasks like...
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