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.

March, 2013

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    OneNote 2013 keyboard shortcuts

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    One of the tasks that I always try to find time to complete (but never seem to actually get to complete) is memorizing keyboard shortcuts for both Windows and OneNote. When I have a laptop or desktop I always find is odd to type a bit, then have to move...
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    An update for OneNote!

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    I guess everyone on the internet already noticed, but we just updated OneNote and you can download the new version from the Windows Store here: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/onenote/f022389f-f3a6-417e-ad23-704fbdf57117 I hope you enjoy it...
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    A new twitter service is up and running in the OneNote hallway

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    The former website I had used for years now to aggregate tweets about OneNote looks like it shut down recently. Goodbye, twendz, we really miss you! So I had a task this week to go and find a new aggregate twitter site. This was much harder than it seems...
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    Trying to define "bug", part 1

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    One of our interns from last year and I had a chat last week in which we started to debate the definition of a "bug." This had started here within the OneNote hallway with the simple question of "If no one files a bug in our tracking tool...
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    Defining "bug" part 2

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    As our former intern and I continued our discussion about what constitutes a bug, our conversation meandered over to code reviews. Code reviews refers to the peer review of code that happens before we are allowed to check in. On a simple level, we check...
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    Finding out server status while testing OneNote

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    Many times when I am testing new OneNote code with SkyDrive and hit what I suspect may be a bug, I need to find out if what I am seeing could be explained if my computer running OneNote cannot communicate with the server. Monitoring network traffic via...
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