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.

June, 2011

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    OneNote tip: Jumping to Frequently Used Pages

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    Steve Hollasch is an avid OneNote user here at Microsoft and, with Dan's help, came up with a pretty slick system to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate to specific pages he uses all the time. He sent this in email to a group of OneNote power users we...
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    A tip for working with outlines in OneNote

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    I was digging through OneNote this week looking to increase test coverage for OneNote automation when I found this neat functionality. It made me remember my fifth grade science teacher Mrs. Jones, who loved outlines - she taught me more about outlines...
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    Tip: Disabling spell check underlining in the OneNote Web Client

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    Steve Hollasch has been at it again. He figured out a way to "disable" spell check in the OneNote Web client. In his own words, here's how: By default, unrecognized words are rendered with the under-squiggle red line in the OneNote web application...
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    Two different approaches to testing a server

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    I had a discussion yesterday with a tester on the team about predicting and measuring server performance (with several OneNote applications syncing to notebooks on the server, of course). Anyway, my first thoughts were about building a mathematical model...
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    Duct tape, twitter, keyboards and OneNote

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    Long time readers will know I keep a live twitter feed , filtered on OneNote, displayed for everyone on the team to read through whenever they want. It started on an old tablet, which later died, and got replaced with a "hand me down" desktop...
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    An intern comes by to talk about OneNote

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    I was sitting in my office today and noticed a fellow in the hallway looking at the Twitter feed I keep in my window . He looked around a little, then walked into my office to introduce himself. John, an intern from another building, just came over to...
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    Rock and Roll!

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    4 testers from the OneNote team participated in the Rock and Roll half marathon here in Seattle last week. What a long day - we had to leave Redmond at 4AM and the race started at 7AM! Everyone admitted it was a lot of fun, though, so the early wakeup...
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    It Came From PCR!

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    How's that for a nice little homage to 1950s horror movies? "PCR" is an acronym we have that stands for "PC Recycling." When we need to get rid of old hardware - whether it is broken, old, not energy efficient, etc… - we fill out an...
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