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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    Monitor problems

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    If it's not one thing, it's another. I've had bad luck with monitors since last Friday and currently only have my notebook and table working. The first problem I noticed was that it looked like the red gun on one of my three monitors quit working last...
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    If it could have gone wrong…

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    We're getting a new tester next week and one of the things I need to do before she starts is get her computers put into an office for her. That way she won't lose any time trying to figure out how to connect the hardware to our network setup, where to...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Updating some comments and metadata

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    This week I was given a small set of bugs that ultimately amounted to saying we are still using the word "SkyDrive" in some different places in OneNote. We changed the name to OneDrive recently and made a big effort to get the name correct so...
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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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