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

    Code reviews on the test team

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    I've mentioned a few times in the past that before we (the test team) check in any code we have to get it reviewed. I don't think I ever mentioned the process before so here is what we do. This will pretty much follow industry standard guidelines and...
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    Getting rid of unwanted line breaks when pasting to OneNote

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    I got an email this week that asked about a problem I faced years ago. A OneNote user was pasting text into OneNote but the text was formatted poorly. Specifically, there were a lot of carriage return characters inserted into the original content that...
  • OneNote Testing

    Notes about testing the ink colors we added

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    Last month we shipped an update to the Windows 8 store that had added functionality for OneNote. I wanted to take a little time here to write broadly about what we did to get this update shipped. I won't focus on details but instead walk through the test...
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    Testing the finger painting feature for OneNote

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    By now you have probably noticed that we added a new feature to OneNote - finger painting. Read all about it here: http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-onenote/archive/2013/04/29/onenote-update-draw-on-touch-devices-without-a-pen.aspx The testing on this...
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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...
  • OneNote Testing

    OneNote test is hiring - looking for a senior level tester

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    Just a quick note today that our job posting is live at https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=133405&jlang=EN&pp=SS . We are looking for a senior level tester to come in and help with increasing the...
  • OneNote Testing

    OneNote code reviews with Comic Sans Serif is fun

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    I changed one of my system fonts (Menu, I believe) to Comic San Serif .  Now when I perform code reviews, my font shows as this: But that little comment, nitpick though it may be, really jumped out at me. One of the testers here needed to move some...
  • OneNote Testing

    Sometimes bugs just will not "repro"

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    One of the most frustrating ways a bug can be resolved is "Not Repro." What this means is that we receive a bug report but that no matter what we try, we cannot get the bug to reproduce (repro) again. The frustrating part is that we know the...
  • OneNote Testing

    A rare chance to get to explore a bit in OneNote

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    I was playing around with OneNote the other day (yes, just playing around - not working, testing or doing anything in particular) and looked in File | Options | Advanced. Way down at the bottom is this control: I had literally no idea what that "Measurement...
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    A book review for a data analysis book I am using for testing OneNote

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    Looking back over my blog here, I don't think I have ever done a book review. I spent the last couple of weeks working through a book which I intend to use for testing and figured this would make a good topic for an entry here. The book is Data Analysis...
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