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 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...
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    How to get a Watson bucket number for Windows 8

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    Just posting this since this is the single biggest helpful piece of information I have available when tracking down crashes. Dan's older directions needed to be updated so I decided to post the new information here. First, Run "eventvwr.exe"...
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    An oil spill takes out our test server?

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    In one of our labs, we have (had?) a moderately powerful machine. It was a Dell dual core server with 16GB of RAM and 5 total hard drives. We used it to host virtual machines that ran SharePoint and DAV servers, which we in turn use to test OneNote. Coming...
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    Language neutral automation

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    This is more fallout from me digging through my mailbox and deleting old emails. I found this from our start of testing for OneNote 2010, sent from the tester who was our international test coordinator. ---- To ensure language neutral automation, use...
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    A quick tip for using any Win8 apps on a multiple monitor machine

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    I was using OneNote on a multiple monitor machine the other day and noticed that by default, the application would always start on my primary monitor. Since I work back and forth between OneNote and Outlook all the time, I usually have one app on one...
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    Closed bugs still on my plate represent work

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    One of the more powerful aspects of our bug tracking is that bugs can be closed but still assigned to a person. This makes sense when you realize the database tracks these two pieces of data separately. A bug can be either Active or Closed, and Assigned...
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    OneNote wins a Lifehacker poll!

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    Makes me blush: http://lifehacker.com/5892786/most-popular-meeting-minutes-service-microsoft-onenote OneNote wins the Lifehacker poll for most populat meetings minute service. This is great (and it is nice to see our cross platform work getting recognition...
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    A crashing bug in our test tools is finally fixed

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    We have a test tool we run every day that was crashing in certain circumstances. Specifically, it reads from an XML file and it was somewhere in this parsing the crash was happening. A little bit of investigation showed that if an XML node was missing...
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    Risk taking with OneNote and civet "products"

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    We love our coffee in OneNote. We have the Microsoft provided Starbucks machines, a Tassimo espresso maker, a Gevalia coffee maker and Gary even has his own brewer he uses on Fridays for home roasted coffee. Today I decided to order some of " that...
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    A small update to OneNote is available

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    For those of you running OneNote from the Windows Store, we released a small update yesterday. Mostly stability fixes and a few performance tweaks to lessen the memory we use are some reasons you would want to update. You can get it here: http://apps...
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