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  • Blog Post: What's new for Microsoft Test Manager in VS 2012 RC

    Check the post here to find out what’s new in Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in Visual Studio 2012 RC!
  • Blog Post: Test Scribe for MTM 11 Beta is out

      The Test Scribe Power Tool, which is used to generate documentation for test plan and test run for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has been updated for MTM 11 Beta.  The updated version is here .  The MTM 2010 version continues to be here .
  • Blog Post: MTM’s compatibility with TFS

    Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) is forward and backward compatible with TFS.  This mean you can use - MTM 2010 with TFS 11.  To do so, you need to install the Compatibility GDR . MTM 11 with TFS 2010.  This is supported without any extra install. Since many new features require change in...
  • Blog Post: Various test attachment size reduction features in MTM\TFS 11

    Some of you may have faced the problem of test attachments growing too fast in TFS with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).  As you know, the test attachments can be cleaned using Test Attachment Cleaner tool which is part of TFS Power Tools .  However, even with the cleaner tool, the experience...
  • Blog Post: How To: Get all test points assigned to you?

    Based on my previous post , one question that came up was - How do I, as a tester, know what test points are assigned to me? In Test->Run Tests, you can click on Filter on the left side to do filtering by Tester and\or Configurations.  Refer the screenshots below.  
  • Blog Post: Tool for restructuring UI Map of Coded UI Test

    Need a tool for restructuring your UI Map files? Check out UI Map Toolbox on CodePlex by Rasmus .
  • Blog Post: FAQ: What is the difference between “Assigned To” and “Tester” in MTM?

    FAQ : In Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), what is the difference between the “Assigned To” field of the Test Case work item and the “Tester” field in MTM.  It seems these to fields are stored independently. So if I assign someone test cases through MTM then this is not translated into the “Assigned...
  • Blog Post: More Coded UI Test utilities for WPF testing

    Around the time of release of VS 2010, I published Useful set of utility functions for Coded UI Test .  Recently, I followed it with another utility - Sample XPath utility for Coded UI Test . As a complement to these two sets, Jonathan from community has come up with another useful set of utilities...
  • Blog Post: FAQ: Why are my tests not included in the test run?

    As an alternative to Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), users can use tcm.exe command line to run and manage their test cases.  The command line way is particularly useful in running tests in non-interactive way (say via scripts). FAQ: While using “ tcm.exe run ” command to run all the test cases in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Manager stuck in "waiting for test controller" state

    This is guest post by Deepak Mittal, who is Senior Support Engineer in this space. Problem description: Microsoft Test Manager is stuck in "waiting for test controller" status after completion of test execution. Resolution: After completion of the test execution, please click on "refresh"...
  • Blog Post: How To: Associate automation programmatically

    In my previous post , I mentioned about tcm testcase /import scenario.  The tcm testcase /import associates the test case artifact with automation (which is unit test or other test type). Another FAQ related to this scenario is - Q: How can I programmatically associate automation (because I want...
  • Blog Post: How To: Get the Test Case associated with the unit test?

    For running and managing unit tests using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), the users have to do tcm testcase /import of the test assembly.  This step creates a test case work item corresponding to unit test on the client side.  With this, users can do many new scenarios – most importantly start...
  • Blog Post: How To: Bulk edit action recording?

    Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has test runner using which one can do manual testing. One of the features that many folks use while doing manual testing using test runner is the Fast Forward feature. With this feature, a tester can do an action recording and later use that to fast forward the test with...
  • Blog Post: Sample XPath utility for Coded UI Test

    Some important notes before I talk about the utility - This posting, and the sample herewith, are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm The sample is not supported...
  • Blog Post: Want to know how we are using our tools?

    If you want to know how we are using our tools, check out Dinesh Bhat , our QA manager, in this Channel9 video .
  • Blog Post: FAQ: Running Coded UI Test on a machine without VS

    Another one of commonly asked question is how can I run Coded UI Test (or any other test type) on a machine without installing Visual Studio on it? You can install Test Agent – the Test Agent is a light-weight install and it is free if you already have appropriate Visual Studio or Test Profession SKU...
  • Blog Post: FAQ: Why am I getting “access denied” during recording?

    If you are using recording feature of Coded UI Test or Fast Forward feature of Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) and getting the following error - The last action was not recorded because access to the application was denied there could be two reasons for this - The application under test (one that you are...
  • Blog Post: Test Attachment Cleaner power tool released!!!

    We have released new power tool called Test Attachment Cleaner that can be used to delete unwanted attachments test attachments from the TFS. For more details, refer here .
  • Blog Post: Support for Silverlight and Mozilla FireFox in Coded UI Test and MTM is out

    We released Feature Pack 2 for Visual Studio 2010 yesterday.  This feature pack is mostly targeted for testing functionalities around Coded UI Test and Fast Forward feature of Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).  The functionality here includes - Test Silverlight 4.0 applications using Coded UI Test...
  • Blog Post: How To: Give alternate path for picking test dlls?

    Microsoft Test Manager always uses the associated build information to find and load test dlls for running automation.  However, one user came up with the scenario where their test code is not build with the application (dev) code.  They are associating MTM properly with the application (dev...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test and MTM supports IE9 Beta!

    Coded UI Test and Fast Forward feature of Test Runner supports IE9 Beta .  For more information on this, check this out.
  • Blog Post: If you are testing WPF with Coded UI Test or MTM…

    In Windows 7, Microsoft significantly enhanced the accessibility support with many features along with the addition of Windows Automation API 3.0 .  This new API enhancement include performance improvements and bug fixes too.  To ensure users of earlier version of Windows get this benefit too...
  • Blog Post: If you are working with lots of builds in MTM and seeing sluggishness…

    If you are working with lots of builds (or few but very large builds) in MTM and are seeing performance issues like starting a new test run taking few minutes, then probably this QFE will help you. If you are planning to install the Lab Management update then you don’t need to install this separately...
  • Blog Post: FAQ: Why I am not able to link my test case to my requirement?

    One question that I have been asked multiple times is - When I’m trying to bind the user scenario with the test cases through Microsoft Test Manager, I see the link type “Tests” but this is not letting me associate the user scenario to the test case. What am I missing here? The error shows like below...
  • Blog Post: Final Release of Visual Studio Lab Management announced!

    The Visual Studio Lab Management capability will be available at the end of August 2010! And what’s more, the Lab Management capability will be immediately available to all customers who have licenses for one of the following products for no extra cost : Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN, or Visual...
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