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.

October, 2012

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    Source code for the text importer for OneNote

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    Way back when, the server that held the source code for the text importer got shut down. Since this blogging platform limits me to one attachment per post, I had to post the executable for everyone. I have received enough requests to let me know that...
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    Making coloring hyperlinks in OneNote far too hard on myself

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    I received an email over the weekend in which a OneNote user had managed to change the color of hyperlinks in OneNote. It's not that he wanted to do away with the default blue link, but it had happened and he was not sure how he had done it. This mirrors...
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    Reading about unit tests

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    One of the other testers and I were talking this morning about unit tests .  Here’s an example of 100% unit tests passing, 100% code coverage and still results in total failure: http://articles.cnn.com/1999-09-30/tech/9909_30_mars.metric.02_1_climate...
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    Not writing a tool helps me save time

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    Today I had a task of modifying an existing text file 16 times and saving the file 16 times . The change was pretty simple - just changing a line that looks like this: file=c:\location\file001.txt to file=c:\location\file002.txt and the same...
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    Taking notes for online classes is surprisingly easy

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    This is probably more of a tip than anything else. As you know, I am taking an online class from Coursera and have been using OneNote to take notes. And I was diligently watching the teacher write on the whiteboard and was happily inking away in OneNote...
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    Free webinar for using OneNote on a touch device

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    Just noticed this over in the Office blogs: http://blogs.office.com/b/office_blog/archive/2012/03/07/office-webinar-home.aspx Today Microsoft is hosting a free webinar for using OneNote on a Windows 8 touch device. Here's a little syllabus of what...
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    Insisting on a small change to our automation

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    Recently I performed a code review for an automated test which was being added to our suite of automation. Overall, the changes were solid except for one method being invoked. Here's the rough scenario: The script starts OneNote and creates a local notebook...
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    Working on automation, tools and a nice “shout out” to OneNote

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    We have a little bit of time over this month to focus on more automation and tools. These both make our testing lives much easier. Once a test is automated, we no longer have to spend any time manually performing the test and it runs (depending on how...
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