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  • Blog Post: Test management warehouse: Improve deletion performance

    Last week we received a complaint from an internal customer that the test management warehouse adapter is taking a lot of time to process the data. Dhruv took a look at the problem and found that it is slow because the indexes on the test management tables (FactTestResult, DimTestResult, DimTestRun)...
  • Blog Post: Test management features since 2012

    Ravi Shankar, my colleague in the test management team, published a list of features that we added in test case management tool in last 1 year or so. I find that list really useful, so sharing it with all of you here. Here you go: - VS 2012 (Microsoft Test Manager) - RTM : · MTM Performance improvements...
  • Blog Post: How to find the list of test cases that are associated with n attachments

    One of the customer wanted to clean-up attachments from their tfs server using the test attachment cleaner tool . They wanted to find out more details about the attachments that will get cleaned and one of the detail was the list of test cases that will be touched. Since the test attachment cleaner does...
  • Blog Post: How to find test points assigned to a particular person

    Here is a code snippet which you can use to find test points assigned to a particular person. # Load Client Assembly [Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”); [Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation...
  • Blog Post: How to write a custom test management event listener?

    In couple of my previous posts, I talked about what are the important events raised by test management service and how code for one such event listener looks like . In this post, I will talk about what exact steps I did to write my test management event listener. In case you are interested in writing...
  • Blog Post: How to find the action recording associated with the test?

    I was looking at this question on the MTM forum and wanted to find out answers for following 2 questions. How can a user find out whether an action recording is associated with a test or not? How can a user delete the associated action recording? For #1 , I coded a small power-shell script which can...
  • Blog Post: Power-shell script to find test points for a particular suite/config

    One of my customer is running into an issue while customizing his BDT workflow and to debug the issue, I have just now created a power-shell script which lists down the test points belonging to a particular suite/configuration. Since I have not seen any power-shell script on this till now (probably because...
  • Blog Post: A test run must be created with at-least one test case

    I was trying to run an automated test using TCM.exe and the executable was failing with a message saying “A test run must be created with at-least one test case.” On looking at the code, I found why it is failing and what should I do to come out of this error. Later on I found a good link which talks...
  • Blog Post: How to find the test controllers registered with Team foundation server 2012?

    Here are the steps you should follow to achieve this. Copy the following contents to a power shell script file (say fqdn.ps1) # Load the binaries [Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”); [Reflection.Assembly]:...
  • Blog Post: The build cannot be assigned to the test plan

    One of the customer reported a problem saying that whenever he is trying to assign a build to the test plan in MTM, the assignment fails with error “Build XXX cannot be found”.  On investigations, Nipun from the team found that it was failing because the customer was not using the default permissions...
  • Blog Post: Want to know more about MTM?

    One of the customer wanted to read more about MTM and Nivedita, PM in the team,  sent out the following resources. Here I am sharing the same information with all of you. MSDN: Testing with Microsoft Test Manager   Quick Start Guide for Manual Testing using Microsoft Test Manager Channel 9...
  • Blog Post: Which Test Management notifications are available?

    Test Management service in Team Foundation Server 2012 raises notifications on some specific actions by its users. You can subscribe to these notifications to understand what’s going on in the server. Here are some of the important notifications which are raised by test management service. TestRunStartedNotification...
  • Blog Post: Update TestSettings utility

    In dev10/dev11, test settings in MTM does not expose all the configuration options which are present in Visual Studio. These configuration options include bucket size, deployment timeout among few others. I have created a small utility named UpdateTestSettings which you can use to update these parameters...
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