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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    A seemingly unrelated paper I was asked to read

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    I've been doing a brush up on my statistics skills recently. This has been going pretty well since my degree is in math but I still want to "knock the rust off" as we start some data analysis work here in the OneNote test team. One of the papers that...
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    A really great parody of shipping software

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    From my new friends in Yammer, here is “Ship it, Maybe”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R3aBwcDtwU (Sorry but I can't get embedded video to work). Light sabers, bell curves, and beer. Wow. Well done folks! Questions,...
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    This appeared outside my office

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    Looks like someone was busy creating a nice piece of art on the wall outside my office: Pretty nifty if you ask me. I like the purple leaves. Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome, John
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    Holding on to duplicate bug reports

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    One of the ways we can resolve and close a bug around here is as a duplicate of another bug that already has been filed. This happens occasionally when two people notice the same defect and file a bug. It can happen for a variety of reasons - if I file...
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    Clone bugs

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    I've been working recently with a group of "cloned bugs" and wanted to explain a bit about what they are and why it takes so long to deal with them. In this case, I hope you will understand why going slow here is OK. We have a code base that...
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    A really cheap estimate

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    One of the questions I was asked to answer this week was, “When do you estimate you will be done with ‘Project Caribou?’” There are a number of techniques I could use to answer this, and I have written about a few different models I have used in the past...
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    Creating a link to a OneNote page on the desktop

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    One of the blogs I linked to is gone, so I decided I should update the directions for those folks that want to create a shortcut to a OneNote page and drop it on the desktop. It's not that hard but does require one little trick, so here goes. First, right...
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    Tip: Restore the original image size of an image in OneNote

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    As I was working with pages in the printouts to OneNote, I right clicked one of the pages and saw the menu item for "Restore to Original Size." This is a pretty nifty feature in OneNote that I have never mentioned so I thought I would point...
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    Coming up with estimates for test work

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    This week has been busy and one of the tasks on our plate is defining estimates for test work needed for the different items on our list. Getting test estimates correct is always a challenge since in a very real sense the test matrix for any (non-trivial...
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    Tip for getting links to pages in a OneNote printout

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    Late last year I wrote about a tip for getting OneNote 2013 to print all pages of a printout to a single page : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2012/12/27/tip-printing-long-documents-to-onenote.aspx Radlinsky commented on this and wanted a feature...
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