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.

April, 2013

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    Removing OneNote notebooks from the list of recently opened

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    An email came my way late last week from a user that wanted to remove some notebooks from his list of recently opened notebooks and he was wanting to know how. First, we added a feature in OneNote that roams your list of recently opened notebooks around...
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    Enabling Tablet PC Components to get ink to work

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    Recently a topic came up in which a OneNote user, who does not have a tablet PC, was having difficulties using ink features on Windows 7. The first thing to check is to ensure Windows has Tablet PC functionality enabled even if you do not have a tablet...
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    We have a new advertisement for Office that features OneNote!

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    I just noticed this today: Pretty slick, I think.  I thought this one was unique enough that it would be worth sharing here.  It’s great to see OneNote being featured like this for all of Office! Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms...
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    Some acronyms I am using this week

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    I found myself using these acronyms repeatedly this week and since they are all relevant to testing, I figured I would share them. WoW - (no, not that WoW ). For us, this means "Windows on Windows" and is the state a machine is in if a 32 bit...
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    A typical test day in OneNote

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    Last week I had a typical day in the test team. Here's a sample of what happens. Finished a test pass against SkyDrive. We do these on a regular schedule and this just happened to be my time to complete this testing. We call them "Pod" runs...
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    Another post for my ol' Lenovo

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    Way back in 2006 I received a Lenovo Thinkpad x60 when I first came to the team. It has presented me with some unique challenges over the years , and I have written about it quite often that I would almost appear to think the machine was not worth it...
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    Notes about testing the ink colors we added

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    Last month we shipped an update to the Windows 8 store that had added functionality for OneNote. I wanted to take a little time here to write broadly about what we did to get this update shipped. I won't focus on details but instead walk through the test...
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    OneNote test team showing some artistic skills

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    Yesterday our test team took a few hours off and went to a painting studio in Kirkland.  We learned how to paint a Seattle scene of the waterfront, Space Needle and new ferris wheel.  This morale event was quite a lot of fun and here’s the result...
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    Why didn't I realize this sooner?

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    Just a tip for today. I don't know why I haven't mentioned this before but this past week I have been using my Windows Phone to take tons of photos. I've been adding them straight to OneNote since they have been work related - mostly whiteboards full...
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