Tip: printing long documents to OneNote

One of our power users sent me a mail last week noticing a change in the new version of OneNote. If you print a long documents (more than 10 pages) to OneNote, the printer will now break that document out into a new OneNote page for each page of the printout. This was a common…


These appeared on my door

Anyone who has worked with me for awhile realizes I love analogies and puns. So I guess I should not have been too surprised when these got taped to my door: And here is a sample of some of them: This kind of stuff happens when it slows down and we are slowing down now…


Getting my network card working with HyperV

This last week I upgraded (actually, wiped and installed) my nicest machine to run Windows Server 2012. Since this is a very important machine in my testing world I went through it first making backups, ensuring key files were archived and tasks like that. Before the migration, though, I exported my virtual machines so that…


The Payment calculation in OneNote

One of the testers on our team came by and had been tasked with verifying our Payment command is working fine. It is, but the tester was getting numbers that did not make sense. First, a quick tutorial on that function, which in our lingo is called a "napkin math" function. It works like this…


A quick look at the test team’s Learning Center

One of the notebooks that I have open across all my machines is our Learning Center notebook. This is a notebook we (the test team) uses as a wiki to track all types of information we use on a day to day basis. We have everything from archived training videos to basic tips to how…


A quick update on where I am currently using OneNote

When I first came to the OneNote team, I had a single laptop at home I was using for my notes. This was the (now old) 2007 version. Things have changed a bit and as I was looking through my notes, I realized I have many different machines I use frequently. This helps test interoperability…


Snapping OneNote to the desktop in Windows 8

I saw a question on our twitter feed about how to dock the new OneNote available in the Windows 8 store to the desktop. The person wanted to snap it in place on the right like you can do with the desktop version but did not think it was possible for the new OneNote version….


Finished taking notes for a Coursera course – OneNote lessons learned

I finished a class I started a few weeks (months?) ago on Coursera. Now that I have had a little time to think over how it went, I wanted to share my thoughts on how I used OneNote to complete this online class. First, the class I completed (Model Thinking) was pretty well organized and…


An interesting (to me) lab conversation

We are in the process of upgrading a file server we have which we use to store DMP files. We’ve had this machine for about 6 years now and it was starting to get full and remain full. As a file server we were only really interested in storage capacity when we bought it so…


Dogfooding in Spanish

Every so often, I switch my dogfood account over to a different language just so I can make sure our UI is looking correct for all the different languages OneNote supports.  This also helps cover typing in different languages, font support, Unicode and other aspects of international testing. And just because we have completed OneNote…