Hello, my name is Irfan Chaudhry and I am the Director of Test Engineering for Microsoft IT’s Sales & Marketing (SMIT) organization. SMIT provides IT solutions that support Microsoft’s Sales & Marketing business processes.  

The goal of this blog is to share Test Engineering best practices with a specific focus in the areas of: Test Automation, Code Coverage, Defect Management, Performance, Security and implementation of Visual Studio 2012. You will find that we will not only discuss best practices tied to products that we have implemented (e.g. Dynamics CRM, SQL Server, .NET) but also processes implemented as part of our testing methodologies. For instance, in an upcoming blog, we will discuss the “Application Performance Lifecycle” – a set of performance focused milestones that we’ve introduced into the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).  

Over the next few weeks and months, team members based in Redmond and India will be posting to this blog. We look forward to receiving your comments on the various topics we’ll be discussing, and we also look forward to answering any follow up questions that you may have about the content.

Once again, welcome to the blog and thank you for taking the time to read through what we have to offer.