Remote Access using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)

March 31, 2009

Previously, we discussed using VNC to remotely control a test platform. Today, a quick introduction to Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Like VNC, RDP provides remote access to a platform, using an RDP server and RDP client, to control the keyboard...

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Quick Tip – AutoCorrect in Microsoft Word

March 25, 2009

AutoCorrect in Microsoft Word isn’t just for fixing commonly misspelled words, but can also be used to allow you to use “shorthand” in your typing. I know when I’m writing technical documents, I get tired of typing “Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3”...

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Remote Access using VNC

March 13, 2009

It’s 6 p.m. and that automated test script is still running on your test platform. It’s time to go home, but if the test stops for some reason when you’ve left for the night, you’ll have to start all over...

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Linux – Getting Your Feet Wet

March 11, 2009

If you’re looking to expand your abilities/capabilities as a test engineer, Linux is a good way to become more familiar with Unix-based operating systems. Even if you don’t have an extra computer sitting idle to install Linux on, you can...

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How To Securely Erase A Hard Drive

March 9, 2009

When you’re doing lots of quality assurance testing for other companies, security becomes an important component. No one wants to lose business because they accidentally leak product information, even after the testing is complete. To make sure you’re erasing your...

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Snippy! Snappy! Screen Captures

March 9, 2009

When you’re testing a product, you often may want to highlight a particular bug or issue with a quick screenshot. Of course, 90% of the time, you just need to show a small part of the screen. Snippy is a...

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Bug tracking analysis using SharePoint

March 3, 2009

For many companies, Microsoft Sharepoint has become an important way to communicate and collaborate on projects, including hardware and software development projects. It’s very simple with SharePoint’s custom lists to develop quick bug reporting solutions to meet your internal needs...

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