Another tip for getting Unfiled Notes on Skydrive

This question came to me again a few times this last week. On the one hand, this means more OneNote users on Skydrive! This is great to see since we put so much effort into getting this rolled out. On the other hand, though, if you start from a machine that is set to use…

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A poweruser tip to moving OneNote files around to free hard drive space

Dan is a buddy of mine here at MS and he was facing the problem of his hard drive (c: drive) getting full.  He needed to move some files to another drive to free up some space and came up with this nifty little process to move them around. Here’s the tip in his words…

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Back from a week of interviewing

Last week I got sent to Mexico on a recruiting trip. In some cases, it is cheaper to send a small set of Microsoft employees overseas to conduct interviews than sending a large group of folks back to Redmond so we do these trips every so often. The fact that it is sunny and warm…

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Some new powertoys for OneNote

Omer is a developer on the OneNote team and has a set of powertoys he wrote on his own time that he wants to give out.  The set includes a printout rotator, the calendar tool he already let me give out here (I’ll update my page to point to the new location) and a tool…

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I’m a OneNote 2010 MOUS!

Heh. A few month ago, I had the chance to take the "beta" exam for Certiport’s OneNote 2010 certification course. They now have rolled it out here, and the twittersphere had a storm about this a week or so ago. The beta test was interesting. I was told that we were taking the test as…

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Getting a full size video card into a compact desktop

Gary came by today with a nice tip. He had a compact desktop machine and someone had given him a full size video card to go with it. It had been using the integrated video before, but we wanted to diversify our video configurations we have. The problem he had was that the card, while…

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How I view OneNote automation

I had an interesting discussion this last week with a tester about the purpose of automation for OneNote. She was acting on the assumption that the purpose of automation was to accurately mimic OneNote user’s behavior and was struggling with a technical detail she had (how to verify OneNote was properly accessing a file). The…

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Network problems causing grief

Last week could have gone so much better but our building is experiencing some network problems.  General sluggishness, high latency and so on have really put a crimp on what I have been able to get done.  Even doing something simple like saving a text file to a shared location can take a minute or…

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Filtering the tag summary page to have only the tagged information you want

I mentioned on Monday that you can use the Tag Summary page to show you only the tags in OneNote you want but did not give details on how to do that. Here’s how to (again, imagine that I only want to see my text that was tagged with a priority). First, click the Find…

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Use note tag colors to prioritize information on a OneNote page

I got a question from Denis last week that went like this: "[I] have different priorities on my daily To Do pages, and would like to be able to change the [background] color of the note containers based on priority/urgency levels. Is this possible…?" This is a request we get every now and then, and…

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