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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    Half past Bold?

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    No idea who came up with this clock idea, but it is cool and hanging on the wall near our team coffee machine: Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome, John
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    Follow up from the Coursera class

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    The 4 week Coursera class we took for Data Analytics is done. We took several approaches to this class and wanted to cover as many test bases as we could. Perhaps obviously, we were looking to brush up or in some cases develop some basic data analysis...
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    OneNote Tip: Making tables from pasted text

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    I hit this situation last week and I am not sure if everyone knows this tip for making tables from pasted text. Here's what happened. I had a database that I queried for some data and got 4 results. I copied the results list from the database UI and pasted...
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    Trying to narrow down a set of reproducible steps

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    We had a small test pass last week using the Windows Phone version of OneNote. We had four testers co-authoring in a shared notebook and we each were using a different phone. I'll just call the phones alpha, beta, gamma and delta since we found no problems...
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    The “InkBias” registry key in OneNote

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    This week I was contacted by a fellow using OneNote and he had a couple of questions about inking. First, he wanted some help changing pen thickness (which was relatively easy to answer) and then he had a question about the "InkBias" registry...
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    A partner team contacted us about a bug today

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    I want to take a bit to describe one facet of working with partner teams. This type of activity happens very frequently and is critical to getting Office, as a suite, ready. There is not much technical detail here and I want to focus on the process. One...
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    OneNote test is hiring - looking for a senior level tester

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    Just a quick note today that our job posting is live at https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=133405&jlang=EN&pp=SS . We are looking for a senior level tester to come in and help with increasing the...
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    Tip: using Touch to zoom

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    I was looking through various posts about OneNote and noticed several folks had wanted the ability to pinch to zoom turned on or off, and were wondering if this was possible to toggle with OneNote from the Windows 8 store. The answer is yes and here is...
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    Enrolling in another Coursera Class – Data Analysis

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    I have been spending the last few weeks honing some of my math skills as we start to approach some data analysis tasks on the test team here. My degree is in math and this is particularly interesting for me since I get to use some of those ol' college...
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    A book review for a data analysis book I am using for testing OneNote

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    Looking back over my blog here, I don't think I have ever done a book review. I spent the last couple of weeks working through a book which I intend to use for testing and figured this would make a good topic for an entry here. The book is Data Analysis...
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