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.
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A test plan for recognizing text in images luckily goes awry
I had a plan many months ago to build a photo database of images with text to use to test our OCR (optical character recognition) routines. At the time, I was new to the team and had not seen the testing which was in place, but wanted to add to the repository anyway. Whiteboards at Microsoft are everywhere...
15 May 2008
OneNote infiltrates the US Treasury?
Hey, check out the back of the new five dollar bill here in the USA (and yes, I'm probably breaking 15 major laws by scanning a bill): Hmm. That color sure does look like OneNote purple. Maybe we can sue the government and claim we own purple. I mean, if T Mobile can own magenta ... Questions...
28 Apr 2008
OneNote as a karaoke machine: no powertoy needed!
I was playing around with Jeff's media tuner addin the other day and trying to align some notes I had taken a little better with the audio I had recorded. Then it hit me - OneNote is a "poor man's karaoke machine." You can take a song, drop it on a OneNote page and paste (or type) in the lyrics. Using...
24 Apr 2008
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