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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    Top 5 OneNote tips, and a nice little win

    A request I get face to face is "What is a way to get more out of OneNote?" I don't think I've ever gotten this in email - must be something about the way people interact. So after a year of using it far more than I ever did before, though, I want to...
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    Favorites powertoy for OneNote update, and developing a test matrix

    Two things are happening. First, Shu responded to you and updated his Favorites addin. In his words, here is the update: I just implemented a new version (1.6.1) of the OneNote Favorites AddIn based on some of the valuable blog feedback. The...
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    The 3 biggest "pain points" we are investigating

    OneNote 2007 has been out for over a year, we've shipped our first service pack for it and have had overall very positive comments sent our way from many people who have used OneNote. Thanks! It's not all sunshine, though, as a few shadows have been reported...
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    Unwanted troubleshooting on a new tablet

    Hewlett Packard updated their tx1000z tablet recently to a new model, the tx2000. The previous model had a touch screen, which I think of as a passive tablet screen. The stylus actually has to touch the screen to work. The new model has an active screen...
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    Looking for students worldwide to help with the OneNote Object Model

    This is great news: the shared source OneNote OM at 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

    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
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    Still "living in the OneNote cache"

    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

    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!

    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

    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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