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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  • OneNote Testing

    Using case studies of OneNote to enhance our test planning

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    Over in the newsgroups a few days ago there was this post . In it, Dave asks about using OneNote in a small company environment. He wanted to know some of the caveats, how tos and other lessons learned with using OneNote in that environment. I looked...
  • OneNote Testing

    A few Outlook tips

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    Since I was on Outlook for so many years, I have been asked many, many questions on it. I want to share my top tips, and offer one warning about a feature in Outlook as well. Let's jump right in. Create a rule to delay sending all items by two...
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    Top 5 OneNote tips, and a nice little win

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    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...
  • OneNote Testing

    Favorites powertoy for OneNote update, and developing a test matrix

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    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...
  • OneNote Testing

    The 3 biggest "pain points" we are investigating

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    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...
  • OneNote Testing

    Unwanted troubleshooting on a new tablet

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    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

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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...
  • OneNote Testing

    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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