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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    Monitoring the OneNote test hallway

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    Testers at Microsoft are busy. I know that is a simple statement to write and not all the ramifications of it are immediately obvious. You may see a change to some feature (like spell checking, for debate's sake) and be asked to test this across all languages...
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    A nice tip for a Windows theme to work with OneNote 2010

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    Sigh.  Somehow or other I have seem to have lost my permissions to install our internal builds of Office 2010.  This means I can’t upgrade to our latest versions.  And, naturally, I only found out I lost permissions after wiping the OS...
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    Follow up on the monitors

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    A couple of weeks ago I mentioned Gary had some extra monitors sitting in his office. I wanted to know why he had so many of them and what they would be used for. Here’s the picture of what he has set up now: Starting at the bottom left is his netbook...
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    Percentages from the last "bug bash"

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    We had a " bug bash " on some sync features in OneNote last week. I thought it may be interesting to look at the resolution of the bugs we found since I mentioned that some of the bugs reported in these situations may duplicates of each other and things...
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    Free OneNote "cheat sheet"

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    Check this out: Lifehacker found some free cheat sheets for many office products (and other apps) at http://lifehacker.com/5360395/customguide-provides-quick+reference-sheets-for-microsoft-apple-and-adobe-products . The reason this jumped out at me...
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    Thanks a latte, Mr. Elop!

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    Those of you who follow tweets related to OneNote might have seen Stephen Elop send a message now and then. He is the president of Microsoft Business Division (this division includes Office) and like most of us, really likes OnNote. As part of our yearly...
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    Back to testing OneNote after a vacation

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    Just back from vacation and am getting back up to speed. Some random stats that are meaningless without context: Number of new emails waiting for me: 2377 Number of new computers waiting for me: 1 This is actually really nice. As we've moved away from...
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    Quick note to register at the IHeartOneNote page

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    Nothing to do with testing OneNote, per se, but this looked interesting enough to share. If anyone joins the IHeartOneNote.com community in the next day or so, you get entered to win a $200 Amazon gift certificate. Here's the blurb I was sent: ...
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    Fun stuff in OneNote Test this week

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      It's not all hard work and testing OneNote around here. Some folks managed to get some Snuggies ™ yesterday and noticed the little pouch in front is the perfect size for a netbook. Here's a photo of Gary - with his netbook snugly in the Snuggie...
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    I’ve been able to regress some bug reports

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    I started work today pretty happy - I hit "ZBR" right on the deadline for the first time in a long time today. "ZBR" means Zero Bugs to Regress. We use it as a goal to ensure that as bugs get fixed and assigned to test for verification...
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