OneNote Tip: Change the notebook display name to save screen real estate

I was hosting a meeting this week and had OneNote on the display. I opened a notebook that was named "ttn" in my display and someone wanted to know what "ttn" was. Well, "ttn" is my shortcut for the OneNote Test Team Notebook. I often alter the display name just to save some screen real…

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Using Watson with Dogfood

One of the benefits we get from Watson and our internal usage of OneNote is that we get a different set of feedback from internal users when we have a new build of OneNote for everyone to use. It works like this: We build a new version of OneNote each day and in some cases…

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We shipped a lot of OneNote today!

Wow – we shipped a TON of stuff today. OneNote for the Mac, a free OneNote for Windows users, the Office Lens app and an entire server system for everyone! Here’s the information that I think is really great: There is a webinar for the Mac free for everyone tomorrow (English). You can sign up…

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Books on my reading list right now – Think Bayes and 10 Print

One of the challenges of working at Microsoft, or at any job really, is continually learning new ways to work at your job.  I am constantly faced with the challenge of learning new skills, studying new software testing techniques and always trying to improve the way we can analyze the quality of OneNote.  (I think…

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Getting the version number for modern OneNote

Last week I mentioned a fix we made that makes tables load faster in the modern OneNote client. I wanted to follow up and show everyone where the version number of that client is displayed since one of the first questions I always ask folks is, "What version of OneNote do you have?" Here’s how:…

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A second (final?) "beta" of the text file importer for OneNote 2013

Thanks to a slew of folks that helped test this, I am posting another version of the text file importer updated for OneNote 2013.  The ZIP file is down below my name and it has a readme for how to install it. Not much more to say here and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2010/06/24/the-text-importer-powertoy-gets-updated-for-onenote-2010.aspx has a good introduction to…

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Making pages with tables load faster in OneNote

Way back in 2007 when I started this blog, I had an idea to take a look at a bug we fixed and write an article about that specific bug. As near as I can tell, I have never gotten around to doing this and have decided to finally get this done. At some point…

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