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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Source code for the OneNote Merge Pages powertoy and a tedious test task
Reader Mark Jordan made a request last week for the source code for the Merge Pages powertoy at http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/08/16/merge-pages-in-onenote-powertoy.aspx . Jeff Cardon graciously agreed to release it, and you can download it here. Down at the bottom of this entry below my...
8 Jan 2009
A new powertoy (nee test tool) used to find OneNote pages with embedded files
FDO stands for "File Data Object." This probably only means anything to us, but I wanted to point it out to be complete. If you click the FDO button and it turns gray and gets disabled, check this out to ensure you have the .NET programmability support for OneNote installed. It's not fast, and...
22 Dec 2008
Problems with syncing notebooks to SharePoint because of embedded files
The test team received this report from a person having problems with OneNote syncing notebooks on SharePoint and I want to share the fix for it. He has a notebook on a SharePoint server and was seeing this problem: Couple with: There's a lot going on here, so let me try to explain. First, the circle...
8 May 2008
Unwanted troubleshooting on a new tablet
Hewlett Packard updated their tx1000z tablet recently to a new model, the tx2000. The previous model had a touch screen, which I think of as a passive tablet screen. The stylus actually has to touch the screen to work. The new model has an active screen - you can hover and "right click" with the stylus...
13 Mar 2008
Still "living in the OneNote cache"
Last week when my tablet died I lost the hard drive which held the most important notebook I use in my day to day work. I was fortunate enough to have shared the notebook and connected to it from a second machine. Here's what I immediately did to ensure I would not lose my data. 1. Went to the machine...
7 Mar 2008
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