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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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"...
22 May 2008
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"...
27 Mar 2008
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...
29 Aug 2007
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...
17 Aug 2007
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...
16 Apr 2007
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