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, 2013

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    OneNote’s own Nicole Steinbok talking at Ignite!

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    This is really great – OneNote PM Nicole gave a start (4 1/2 minute) talk at Ignite and it is now online now here . You can see more about Ignite here . Anyway, Nicole gives a good talk about what a PM is and how to be effective in that role.  She...
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    The training session I helped with is online

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    Back on June 4th, a couple of us on the OneNote team helped out with an online training session aimed at IT workers. It was a very fun time and we got to answer a large number of questions. It is always great to hear these since it gives us ideas on how...
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    Our task library should be neutral and never pass or fail a task

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    The way our automation is structured is roughly done in two parts. The first part is our automated script. This is the part of the test that closely mimics user behavior and provides a test that should transition from one known and expected state into...
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    Got my PC Refresh machine - a Surface Pro!

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    One of the nicer advantages about working here at Microsoft was our big "PC Refresh" push this year with Windows 8. Company wide we all got to choose a new machine from a fairly large list of manufacturers. The intent was to replace our "primary"...
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    Another OneNote in a window

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    Apparently, this is happening all through our building for the different applications which are being made here: This was done by one of our testers with much more skill than I have so good job! Also, it is a cloudy day here today so the photo I took...
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    Eton?

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      I saw this in a coworker's window earlier this week. This is the view from the hallway: Since we have engineers from all over the world working here (and because I was just glancing at this out of the corner of my eye), I thought maybe this was...
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    File sizes on Skydrive

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    This question came up during the training class on Tuesday in which I was answering questions behind the scenes.  I did not have the answer then but here is the help file for file sizes for OneNote on Skydrive: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote...
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    Printing to OneNote in landscape or portrait

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    This question came in the last week but I do not remember where - maybe a comment on my blog - but a OneNote user wanted to change the orientation of the printouts being sent TO OneNote. This is possible and is one of the options available in the Send...
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