Custom test automation scripts have the advantages of being quick to write and providing maximum flexibility. However, a downside to using custom test automation is manageability. Your testing effort can become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of test scripts, test case data, and test results.
In the Launch issue of MSDN Magazine, Dr. James McCaffrey explains how Visual Studio 2005 Team System helps you manage custom test automation, demonstrating how you can wrap test automation scripts, extend test results, and publish test results back to Team Foundation Server.
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You can see prior installments of the Test Run column in the MSDN Magazine archives.