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.

February, 2013

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    Free OneNote 2013 Quick Start Guide

    Just wanted to pass along some free templates Quick Start Guides we are giving away. You can jump over and get the OneNote template at
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    OneNote is #1 underhyped Windows application on Lifehacker

    On the one hand, this is great news: On the other, I'm not sure what "underhyped" means. I'm just glad we wound up #1! (And does this blog count as hyping ?) Questions, comments, concerns...
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    OneNote test is hiring (again)

    I've been helping with our hiring efforts recently and realized that we have two test positions posted out of the Microsoft careers website for openings on the test team.
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    A quick tip for using any Win8 apps on a multiple monitor machine

    I was using OneNote on a multiple monitor machine the other day and noticed that by default, the application would always start on my primary monitor. Since I work back and forth between OneNote and Outlook all the time, I usually have one app on one...
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    Saying “Goodbye” to an old machine

    Just about six (or was it seven?) years ago, I suggested to the team that we needed a server to use to store memory dumps to help with tracking bug reports. Memory dumps, if you do not already know, can be several hundred megabytes in size and when you...
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    Lessons from the Dreamliner?

    Up here in Seattle, Boeing is a very important company. Now that their Dreamliner is going through some "teething pain," as they phrased it, I read a little bit about how this happened. After all, they had spent years designing the plane, built...
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    Simple logistics with managing offices these past few days

    We have some new folks coming from other buildings here on campus (Microsoft calls its set of buildings a campus, by the way) but we don't have space for them yet. In an effort to ensure we can build effective teams, we need to get everyone involved in...
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