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.

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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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