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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    Clone bugs

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    I've been working recently with a group of "cloned bugs" and wanted to explain a bit about what they are and why it takes so long to deal with them. In this case, I hope you will understand why going slow here is OK. We have a code base that...
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    A really cheap estimate

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    One of the questions I was asked to answer this week was, “When do you estimate you will be done with ‘Project Caribou?’” There are a number of techniques I could use to answer this, and I have written about a few different models I have used in the past...
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    Creating a link to a OneNote page on the desktop

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    One of the blogs I linked to is gone, so I decided I should update the directions for those folks that want to create a shortcut to a OneNote page and drop it on the desktop. It's not that hard but does require one little trick, so here goes. First, right...
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    Tip: Restore the original image size of an image in OneNote

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    As I was working with pages in the printouts to OneNote, I right clicked one of the pages and saw the menu item for "Restore to Original Size." This is a pretty nifty feature in OneNote that I have never mentioned so I thought I would point...
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    Coming up with estimates for test work

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    This week has been busy and one of the tasks on our plate is defining estimates for test work needed for the different items on our list. Getting test estimates correct is always a challenge since in a very real sense the test matrix for any (non-trivial...
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    Tip for getting links to pages in a OneNote printout

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    Late last year I wrote about a tip for getting OneNote 2013 to print all pages of a printout to a single page : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2012/12/27/tip-printing-long-documents-to-onenote.aspx Radlinsky commented on this and wanted a feature...
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    Word count has been added to Onetastic

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    Thanks Omer! Way back, one of the testers here in OneNote (Jeff Cardon) wrote a word count addin for OneNote. Over the years, enough changes happened that it did not work any longer. Several folks have asked about it and after a quick chat with Omer about...
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    Where I was last week

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    I got to go to McGill University ( www.mcgill.ca ) in Montreal.  I went to help find folks to come work for Microsoft as test or dev and overall I was impressed with the students there.  Good job, McGill!  It also was my first trip to Montreal...
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    OneNote on the Today show!

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    We wound up a Today show segment about "Back to School" items. If you missed it, it is now available on the Today site at http://www.today.com/klgandhoda/10-tech-products-help-kids-schoolwork-8C11122114 Really is great to see OneNote getting some attention...
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    A little about our UI-less test harness

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    A question that comes up quite frequently when we introduce people to OneNote automation concerns our UI-less automation framework. I do not like UI based automation. I know there are many automation systems in the market that drive UI based automation...
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