Finishing the review of the design

I think I beat step 2 of the design well enough that I can move on to the other elements. I’ll look at steps 1 and 3 this time.



  1. I have to ask if these are the only ways in which the note module can be opened in Outlook.
    1. It’s not: there could be another addin that opens it, a macro which navigates to it or a customized Ribbon control to open it. The spec needs to account for these.
    2. Outlook can be set to start to any arbitrary folder. I’ll add a test case for starting to a sticky notes



  3. Need to verify Outlook opened the notes folder. On this I get lucky: I know the Outlook OM call to make to find out what folder the Outlook explorer window is showing. I’ll use this when I write an automated script to test the feature. If I did not know this, more research would be needed into the Outlook object model or Windows (to ask Windows which window has focus) before I could automate.


    I’m still not done with my test plan, though. I have many more questions I need to get answered before I’m 100% done. I have enough to start and I’ll get moving on that next.






Comments (1)

  1. I am the Educational Tech Director at Forest Ridge School in Bellevue, WA (just down the road). We are a laptop (75% tablet) school and are experimenting on using OneNote/Office2007 with a group of 6th graders. We are particularly intrigued by the notebook sharing aspects, but are discouraged to learn that there is a pretty low limit for the number who may share. I believe the best we have accomplished is about 10 out of 18 successfully sharing in a classroom.

    Any ideas about whether increasing the sharing capacity is being investigated? It would be a great asset to the work we are exploring in our connected classrooms?

    Am also discouraged to see that the number of shared notebooks decreases with Vista, as we will have a number of Vista systems on our campus next school year.