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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    Word count has been added to Onetastic

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    Thanks Omer! Way back, one of the testers here in OneNote (Jeff Cardon) wrote a word count addin for OneNote. Over the years, enough changes happened that it did not work any longer. Several folks have asked about it and after a quick chat with Omer about...
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    Where I was last week

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    I got to go to McGill University ( www.mcgill.ca ) in Montreal.  I went to help find folks to come work for Microsoft as test or dev and overall I was impressed with the students there.  Good job, McGill!  It also was my first trip to Montreal...
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    OneNote on the Today show!

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    We wound up a Today show segment about "Back to School" items. If you missed it, it is now available on the Today site at http://www.today.com/klgandhoda/10-tech-products-help-kids-schoolwork-8C11122114 Really is great to see OneNote getting some attention...
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    A little about our UI-less test harness

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    A question that comes up quite frequently when we introduce people to OneNote automation concerns our UI-less automation framework. I do not like UI based automation. I know there are many automation systems in the market that drive UI based automation...
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    Omer has updated OneTastic with the ability to upload macros

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    Omer sent an email a few days ago announcing a new feature in Onetastic.  Details and the links are below – this is really great since everyone can now share useful OneNote macros with Onetastic! With an update available today, you can now upload...
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    We had a "bug bash" with the new tester class at Microsoft this week

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    This was actually quite a bit of fun for us. Bruce, a former OneNote tester himself, transferred over to the training department that helps new folks at Microsoft get started. One of the classes he runs is a three hour lab session designed to get testers...
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    Defining a "bug" part 3

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    It is review time here at Microsoft and I already heard the phrase "I do not think I opened enough bugs last year. What do you think?" I typically give the answer "Well, how much homeowners insurance do you have?" which seems odd (and is) so I want to...
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    OneNote and train toilets

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    My blog article from earlier this month had, what seemed to me, to be a very unusual comment: "...I forgot to mention that one of the best features is without a doubt the fact that I can't find any errors in OneNote. It "works as a train's toilet", as...
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    The OneNote 2013 XSD is out

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    Just a quick FYI that Dan put it on his blog today: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/descapa/archive/2013/08/07/onenote-2013-com-api-xml-schema-onenote-2013-xsd.aspx If you write any applications that you think might be useful to others, let me know and I can...
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    I've been waiting for this book for quite a while

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    OneNote for Dummies is available: http://www.amazon.com/OneNote-2013-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/1118550560/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375747240&sr=8-1&keywords=onenote+for+dummies Of all the metrics to know if your application is popular, the...
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