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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    Closed bugs still on my plate represent work

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    One of the more powerful aspects of our bug tracking is that bugs can be closed but still assigned to a person. This makes sense when you realize the database tracks these two pieces of data separately. A bug can be either Active or Closed, and Assigned...
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    Risk taking with OneNote and civet "products"

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    We love our coffee in OneNote. We have the Microsoft provided Starbucks machines, a Tassimo espresso maker, a Gevalia coffee maker and Gary even has his own brewer he uses on Fridays for home roasted coffee. Today I decided to order some of " that...
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    Just getting back to the office after a week out

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    For me, this was an unusual time away. I had no internet access so I am working to get caught up after being gone. Some loose ends I am working to complete: 1. Marjolein has an interesting OneNote News Radar site at http://paper.li/CleverClogs/1372102261...
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    Return of the OneNote twitter feed thanks to Raspberry Pi

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    Over the weekend I decided we had been without our twitter feed long enough and decided to do something about it. I did not have an extra machine to devote to the task but had heard about the Raspberry Pi being a cheap computer and decided to give it...
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    A small update to OneNote is available

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    For those of you running OneNote from the Windows Store, we released a small update yesterday. Mostly stability fixes and a few performance tweaks to lessen the memory we use are some reasons you would want to update. You can get it here: http://apps...
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    New computer day (again)

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    This is not at all related to the end of my Lenovo tablet, but last week I got a new HP machine and spent a few days setting it up.  From time to time we get updated machines for different reasons, and my old “dev box” was starting to show its age...
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    OneNote Tip: getting ToDo checkboxes to work a little better with tables

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    Reader Heather C. contacted me recently with a question about how to get table rows to show with ToDo tags. Here's what she had on her page: But when she looked at the tag summary, neither the capybara nor chihuahua was shown. The reason this happens...
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    Enjoy this OneNote song while I track some lost blog articles

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    My blog seems to have dropped a couple of articles so I am working with our support team to track these down.  In the meantime, feel free to enjoy this song – just a little something that some folks around here kicked out: http://youtu.be/WUsAPdv8JZ4...
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    OneNote Tip: copy and move pages and subpages all at once

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    Reader Erin S. contacted me about how to move or copy parent pages and subpages from one section to another all at once. It is possible to do this and easy, so here is how: First, when you have subpages you will see a little chevron to the right of the...
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    Goodbye to an old tablet

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    Long time readers will know my love/hate relationship with my old Lenovo tablet. I loved the keyboard and the screen - it really feels like paper and pencil when I write on that surface, and no one has come close since. The keyboard was also amazing with...
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