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.

January, 2009

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    I made some changes to my dogfood machine

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      I’ve made some changes with my dogfood machine.  I’m still using the Windows 7 beta, but I’m making changes centered around 2 areas:  accessibility and international testing. First, I’ve changed my font setting...
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    How I judge the "OneNote Testing" blog

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    One of my commitments which I added to my list here at work is maintaining this blog. It's been almost two years now and while it's been quite a bit of fun, I sometimes feel the need to quantify how effective this has been. One of my goals has been...
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    I love test tools - they make testing OneNote much easier

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    Earlier this week I opened up my list of bugs assigned to me and noticed I had one that was asking for more information. The details are long, arcance and, frankly boring, but the gist of the bug was some timing related problems if a user was both creating...
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    Living in the cache, part 4

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    I saw this question over on the discussion groups : "Some time back you posted that you lost access to your "real" notebook and were working exclusively in the cache.  Then I think something happened to your real notebook. I was just...
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    My current OneNote dogfood configuration

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    I got an email asking for more details about how I have OneNote "set up" for my daily work here at MS. Fair enough - here's what I am currently using. For my primary dogfood machine, I use my infamous Lenovo tablet. I just installed the Windows...
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    List of powertoys from the test team for 2008

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    The end of the year means it is time to recap the powertoys the test team created during 2008. While not as many as last year , we still managed to produce a handful of addins. We have (maybe not obviously) been much more busy testing and such and it...
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    Source code for the OneNote Merge Pages powertoy and a tedious test task

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    Reader Mark Jordan made a request last week for the source code for the Merge Pages powertoy at http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/08/16/merge-pages-in-onenote-powertoy.aspx . Jeff Cardon graciously agreed to release it, and you can download...
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    A small update to the OneNote Table of Contents Powertoy

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    Over the in the OneNote Discussion Group , Mike made this request for a change to the Table of Contents Powertoy: "I have downloaded and used the TOC power toy. Again a great thing! However, is there any way to make the power toy produce a table of...
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