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.

February, 2012

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    Onenote for Android is available!

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    This is really great. Onenote is now available for Android! Full details are here: http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-onenote/archive/2012/02/07/onenote-mobile-for-android-is-now-available-worldwide.aspx so I won't repeat that. Jump on over and check...
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    A nice tip for getting ASCII art to display in OneNote

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    I stumbled across a nice tip from Jason Mick about getting ASCII art to display in OneNote over on his blog . This has always been a fun way to get an image to show on a screen - and yes, I remember seeing typewriter art like this. Anyway, I thought...
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    How the mighty (monitor stands) have fallen

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    My monitor stand, which I had to assemble on my own when we got a good deal on monitors with no stands, started having problems. The knob which bears the weight of the monitor gave out and caused the monitor to tilt away from me, making it hard to read...
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    Sometimes bugs just will not "repro"

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    One of the most frustrating ways a bug can be resolved is "Not Repro." What this means is that we receive a bug report but that no matter what we try, we cannot get the bug to reproduce (repro) again. The frustrating part is that we know the...
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    A fun little benefit of being on OneNote

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    We had to send one of our program managers overseas recently. He came back with this as a treat for us: Kind of nifty! Green Kit Kat bars. It's always kind of fun to see how candies differ overseas. They tasted great, by the way. This has nothing...
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    A rare chance to get to explore a bit in OneNote

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    I was playing around with OneNote the other day (yes, just playing around - not working, testing or doing anything in particular) and looked in File | Options | Advanced. Way down at the bottom is this control: I had literally no idea what that "Measurement...
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    Making Mufflers at Microsoft

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    It's Midyear Check In time at Microsoft this month. At this point, we all sit down with our managers and have a good discussion about our long term careers. This is much different from status updates in which we talk about the state of OneNote, automation...
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    Pin a OneNote page to the desktop

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    Omer updated his onetastic powertoy to give the capability to pin individual pages to the desktop. Jump over to http://www.omeratay.com/onetastic/ and check it out! Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome, John
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    From little acorns do big trees grow

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    It's never easy to predict where ideas from this blog will go. I received an email recently which mentioned my blog (indirectly) and the results from a teacher in B.C. asking me some questions about OneNote. Here's a cleaned up version of the email: ...
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