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  • Blog Post: Hosting TestController and TestAgents on Azure

    We have recently seen a surge in the number of users trying out the TC TA based testing on Azure. Since this product has a long history which predates Azure, or any other cloud service for that matter, there are some additional not-so-obvious steps needed to get the setup up and running on Azure. In...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI\ MTM Issues on Internet Explorer with KB2870699

    Update: Fix for VS 2012 is now available here Fix for VS 2010 SP1 is now available here There was a recent security update ( KB2870699 ) rolled out on Internet Explorer which has made some changes on IE11\IE10\IE9, affecting Coded UI Tests , MTM Record and Playback and MTM Exploratory...
  • Blog Post: Code Coverage in Microsoft Test Manager in Visual Studio Update 1

    Another in the ALM MVP Blog series. This article was written by Mike Douglas one of our most active ALM Rangers contributing to a bunch of the ALM Ranger projects!  Make sure and check out Mikes article: Continuous Feedback using Storyboarding, Code Reviews, and the Feedback Tool in Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft exam 70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012

      We just released a new Microsoft Exam  “Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012” which covers manage the process of running tests, creating and monitoring bugs, and managing and mitigating issues that a software organization has in controlling test coverage for project requirements. Mainly...
  • 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: Application Lifecycle Management SDR on Testing in Hyderabad Feb 21st

    As a reader of the ALM Blog you already know, a corner stone of the next version of Visual Studio code named “Visual Studio 11” is delivering the next generation of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools .  February 21 th two of the principal stakeholders for ALM tooling at Microsoft Brian...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test and Microsoft Test Manager Survey

    Have you used Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools - Coded UI Test or Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in your project(s)? If so, we would like to hear your experience with these features. Let us know what you think by taking the Coded UI / Microsoft Test Manager Survey . Thanks! Shubhra Maji – Visual...
  • 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: 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: Manual Testing Tools for Windows 8 Metro Style Applications

    Windows 8 introduces metro style apps that can be built using Visual Studio 11 tools. Along with development tools, Visual Studio 11 family also includes rich testing tools for the metro style apps. After building a Metro Style Application using Visual Studio , you can now install this application on...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for June 2010

    Well the days are getting shorter, there's a nip in the air, and the clouds are building up again. But oh what a summer it was! Last Tuesday, if I remember correctly. However, we didn't let all those hours on the beach keep us from updating the ALM Library. Here are the results. Manual Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio ALM at Microsoft TechEd 2011

    Lots of exciting stuff, so check out the session videos on Channel 9: The Future of Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management ALM for C++ in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server for Everyone Deep Dive into Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Reporting...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio ALM Hands-On Labs

    The Developer & Platform Evangelism group recently published the following ALM hands-on labs as part of the Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 training course (click to download) on MSDN: Authoring and Running Manual Tests using Microsoft Test Manager 2010 In this lab, you will learn...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 expands test capabilities and includes code visualization + modeling tools from previous feature pack

    This feature pack has just been released and includes the following capabilities: Testing features: Use Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications. Create coded UI tests for Silverlight 4 applications with Visual Studio 2010 Premium or...
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