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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    What I am reading and doing today

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    I stumbled across this site recently.  I had been looking for resources for how to convert myself to more of a data analytics type of role and really liked Swami’s Metro (transportation) style roadmap.  I like it so much I am using its influence...
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    Sorting enhancements for OneNote from Onetastic!

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    Omer has updated his Onetastic addin to combine a lot of the most common requests I get for sorting sections, tables and other content in OneNote.  Here is the text of the email I got from him: New Sort Macros …There are six new macros are available...
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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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