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.

September, 2009

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    Super OneNote power user tip: Moving outlines one pixel at a time

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    Kim sent me an email wanting to know if it was possible to fine tune the position of outlines on a page. She wanted the fine tuning to be one pixel at a time, and she also wanted this functionality to be accessible via the keyboard. After poking around...
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    Bug bashes with OneNote

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    One of the many planned testing events we have to complete for many of our areas is a "Bug Bash." While there is plenty of planned testing scheduled, once in a while we all get together as a test team and just slam on a feature for a day. To...
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    Percentages from the last "bug bash"

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    We had a " bug bash " on some sync features in OneNote last week. I thought it may be interesting to look at the resolution of the bugs we found since I mentioned that some of the bugs reported in these situations may duplicates of each other and things...
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    Free OneNote "cheat sheet"

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    Check this out: Lifehacker found some free cheat sheets for many office products (and other apps) at http://lifehacker.com/5360395/customguide-provides-quick+reference-sheets-for-microsoft-apple-and-adobe-products . The reason this jumped out at me...
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    Interesting talk about virtualization

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    Another borderline advertisement for a pretty good talk about migrating to Windows 7. Here’s the blurb I got passed: On Thursday, September 24, Mark Russinovich will host a virtual roundtable for IT pros worldwide to discuss Windows 7 Application Compatibility...
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    Napkin Math script is now passing 100% of the time

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    Back in April, I was having a problem investigating a failing automation script . The script was a napkin math script (napkin math is the lingo we use for the feature in OneNote that computes simple equations as you enter them). The failure had nothing...
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    Quick note to register at the IHeartOneNote page

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    Nothing to do with testing OneNote, per se, but this looked interesting enough to share. If anyone joins the IHeartOneNote.com community in the next day or so, you get entered to win a $200 Amazon gift certificate. Here's the blurb I was sent: ...
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    Fun stuff in OneNote Test this week

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      It's not all hard work and testing OneNote around here. Some folks managed to get some Snuggies ™ yesterday and noticed the little pouch in front is the perfect size for a netbook. Here's a photo of Gary - with his netbook snugly in the Snuggie...
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    I’ve been able to regress some bug reports

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    I started work today pretty happy - I hit "ZBR" right on the deadline for the first time in a long time today. "ZBR" means Zero Bugs to Regress. We use it as a goal to ensure that as bugs get fixed and assigned to test for verification...
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