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.

August, 2013

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    Omer has updated OneTastic with the ability to upload macros

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    Omer sent an email a few days ago announcing a new feature in Onetastic.  Details and the links are below – this is really great since everyone can now share useful OneNote macros with Onetastic! With an update available today, you can now upload...
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    We had a "bug bash" with the new tester class at Microsoft this week

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    This was actually quite a bit of fun for us. Bruce, a former OneNote tester himself, transferred over to the training department that helps new folks at Microsoft get started. One of the classes he runs is a three hour lab session designed to get testers...
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    Defining a "bug" part 3

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    It is review time here at Microsoft and I already heard the phrase "I do not think I opened enough bugs last year. What do you think?" I typically give the answer "Well, how much homeowners insurance do you have?" which seems odd (and is) so I want to...
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    OneNote and train toilets

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    My blog article from earlier this month had, what seemed to me, to be a very unusual comment: "...I forgot to mention that one of the best features is without a doubt the fact that I can't find any errors in OneNote. It "works as a train's toilet", as...
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    The OneNote 2013 XSD is out

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    Just a quick FYI that Dan put it on his blog today: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/descapa/archive/2013/08/07/onenote-2013-com-api-xml-schema-onenote-2013-xsd.aspx If you write any applications that you think might be useful to others, let me know and I can...
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    I've been waiting for this book for quite a while

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    OneNote for Dummies is available: http://www.amazon.com/OneNote-2013-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/1118550560/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375747240&sr=8-1&keywords=onenote+for+dummies Of all the metrics to know if your application is popular, the...
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    A week of digging through bugs

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    This last week has been very busy for me and others on the team. We've been digging into our bug database and ensuring we have all data correct in each bug we are tracking. Bugs that are completely controlled by OneNote are relatively straightforward...
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