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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    TWIONT is a lousy acronym no matter how you look at it

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    As I've mentioned before, we have been in the process of moving all of our automated tests away from being UI based and converting them to white box tests . The results have been very positive thus far, but it has not been a free conversion - there is...
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    Problems with syncing notebooks to SharePoint because of embedded files

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    The test team received this report from a person having problems with OneNote syncing notebooks on SharePoint and I want to share the fix for it. He has a notebook on a SharePoint server and was seeing this problem: Couple with: There's a lot going on...
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    Showing the full name of an attachment in OneNote

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    A week or so ago in a previous entry I uploaded an image here . You can see where I used my pen to annotate the photo, and if you look at it again, you may see the odd comment about "the truncated file name."  Let me explain that comment...
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    Sharing the notes I created when I took a class

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    A few months ago I "took" a class in ordinary differential equations by enrolling MIT's open courseware class on the subject. I've already written about the testing strategies I picked up from that experience. I want to share a subset of the notes I took...
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    OneNote infiltrates the US Treasury?

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    Hey, check out the back of the new five dollar bill here in the USA (and yes, I'm probably breaking 15 major laws by scanning a bill): Hmm. That color sure does look like OneNote purple. Maybe we can sue the government and claim we own purple. I mean...
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    A OneNote Tips blog has started

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    This is great news: Jeff Cardon, the fellow who brought us the Print Manager powertoy, the CRM addin for OneNote and more useful powertoys than I can list here has started a OneNote tips blog over at here: http://blogs.msdn.com/onenotetips [update: new...
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    OneNote as a karaoke machine: no powertoy needed!

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    I was playing around with Jeff's media tuner addin the other day and trying to align some notes I had taken a little better with the audio I had recorded. Then it hit me - OneNote is a "poor man's karaoke machine." You can take a song, drop it on a OneNote...
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    Welcome Carlos Rivera to the OM team!

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    I’m very pleased to announce Carlos Rivera has joined us on the Shared Source OM team for our project at www.codeplex.com/onom . He will be working on creating a Sudoku addin for OneNote using the OM. This should be a lot of fun. Here’s what he has...
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    Tracking too many interrupts with my tablet PC

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    I have been very happy with my tablet once I scanned my fingerprint to "calm down" the fingerprint reader software. I happened to notice the fan on the tablet was still running more often than what I expected after making that change. I figured...
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    Living in the cache - the rest of the story

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    My big plan to "live in the cache" and automatically consolidate my offline changes when I got my tablet back backfired. If you remember, I have my working notebook stored on my Gateway tablet, and share the folder it is in over the domain here at work...
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