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: The Most Hilarious Outlook Configuration Utility Ever

    I had to log into a computer this last weekend for the reserves. I'm used to getting frequent updates for all the software installed on the machine (and believe me, the navy equips their machines with a staggering amount of software) but I was totally unprepared for the Outlook "update and configuration"...
  • Blog Post: A few Outlook tips

    Since I was on Outlook for so many years, I have been asked many, many questions on it. I want to share my top tips, and offer one warning about a feature in Outlook as well. Let's jump right in. Create a rule to delay sending all items by two minutes. We jokingly call this a "career saver"...
  • Blog Post: What is it with the Netherlands?

    First it was Theo Buis reporting a problem with merging pages and now Bart Wessels, a technology specialist in the Netherlands has some insight for us. Bart contacted me a few weeks ago about some of the powertoys I had released on this blog and mentioned he was coming out to Redmond. One thing led to...
  • Blog Post: Bug fix available for Vista users using Windows Offline Files

    There is a fix from the Vista team for problems related to synching an offline file to a server and the file getting corrupted. Dan Escapa has the details on his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa/archive/2007/08/17/onenote-and-windows-offline-files-fix-for-corruption-bug-in-vista.aspx I had seen...
  • Blog Post: Creating an addin to test OneNote

    I hope to show what it's like to be a tester on the OneNote team. I transferred from 10+ years in Outlook to OneNote last November. The transition was hectic and I had to ramp up on a new product (which I love) and a new team (which I love) very quickly. In the spirit of being thrown into the fire, let...
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