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.

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    Looking for students worldwide to help with the OneNote Object Model

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    This is great news: the shared source OneNote OM at www.codeplex.com/onom has been selected as a beta project for our " Students to Business " program. We are currently looking for some students to complete some tasks with the OM - more details on the...
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    Calendar templates for OneNote

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    I found another blog here which showcases templates for different applications in Office. It's called (in the most straightforward naming manner I can imagine) the Template Blog and they posted some updated for year 2008 calendars at http://office.microsoft...
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    Still "living in the OneNote cache"

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    Last week when my tablet died I lost the hard drive which held the most important notebook I use in my day to day work. I was fortunate enough to have shared the notebook and connected to it from a second machine. Here's what I immediately did to ensure...
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    A new OneNote Favorites Powertoy

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    Shu Chen, a tester working on OneNote, created an alternate Favorites addin for OneNote. It works much like the IE favorites model. You click the star icon with a green plus sign to add a page, section or notebook to the favorites list, and click the...
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    A nice surprise and powertoy should be ready on Monday!

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    I don't want to tip my hand too much or over promise anything, but I have to say that if everything comes together on Monday we will have a new addition to go along with powertoys. I will only say for now (teaser) that I have a powertoy almost ready to...
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    Grief with the Gateway

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    I got my Gateway to replace the Lenovo which had given me problems. The Gateway had been working great until today - nothing exciting like the random failures the Lenovo exhibited. It simply would not power on. What can you do at that point? No fan...
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    Paper wins again

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      I received an email a week or so ago from Jeffrey and he made this comment: "I have TODO lists in Outlook, OneNote, and in my back pocket at all times, with the latter being the most effective (go figure). " I agree with him about the...
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    Some soon to be updated documentation for napkin math

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    I had an old machine give out on me earlier this week. The memory on it had started giving parity errors, and the hard drive finally went out completely - fdisk simply would not even run any more. This particular machine had been the machine I use to...
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    Automation tasks for the OneNote test team

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    Right now we have a little bit of spare "bandwidth" to complete some automation tasks which have been building up over the last few months. The lingo around here never lets us refer to spare time: we always call someone who has a few free hours to spare...
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    Performance testing with OneNote continued

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    My last update was about indirect performance testing of OneNote when I was creating the Gutenberg addin. That was an example of some bare minimum performance testing - using a stopwatch and built in memory tracking tools (Task Manager) to measure performance...
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