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  • Blog Post: Test Case Management (TCM) Reporting - Frequently Asked Questions - Part 2

    Previous posts: TCM Reporting - FAQ - Part 1 Continuing on with series, here are the next set of frequently asked questions related to Reporting with Test Case Management (TCM) in Visual Studio 2010.   FAQ List - Part 2 I would like to create custom test reports in Excel based off the Analysis...
  • Blog Post: Multi-line test steps available in Microsoft Test Manager

    NOTE: Cross-posted from Brian Harry's blog Original: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/10/19/multi-line-test-steps-available-in-microsoft-test-manager-among-other-things.aspx "The biggest “news” is the addition of support for multi-line test steps in Microsoft Test Manager. It’s mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Test Case Management (TCM) Reporting - Frequently Asked Questions - Part 1

    In the next few blog posts, we will review some of the frequently asked questions related to Reporting with Test Case Management (TCM) in Visual Studio 2010. FAQ List - Part 1 I am using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) for my testing activities - what type of reports can I see within MTM? I...
  • Blog Post: Customize your Test Case work item template to enable query on test suites, test plans, test categories and execution statistics

    [The following is a guest blog entry from a Microsoft internal user] At our team, we use Microsoft Test Manager 2010 to manage our automated test cases. It provides great flexibility to compose test suites based on a static set of tests (static suite) or based on a TFS query (query-based suite). However...
  • Blog Post: Test Attachment Cleaner powertool released!!!

    We have released the “ Test Attachment Cleaner ” powertool on Visual Studio Gallery today.   Overview: In Visual Studio 2010, with the introduction of Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 & Visual Studio Premium/Ultimate 2010 SKUs, testers can author manual and automated Test cases, configure...
  • Blog Post: Announcement - General availability of Visual Studio Lab Management

    Earlier today, Dave Mendlen, senior director of Developer Marketing, announced that Lab Management functionality in Visual Studio 2010 would be generally available at the end of August. One of the key aspects of this announcement was that Lab Management would be available as an added benefit to existing...
  • Blog Post: Multiple Queries Open in MTM

    I mentioned this a while back , but it is an easy thing to forget so I bears repeating for everyone who is using Manage Queries in MTM. If you want to have multiple queries open, there is a way to do it. Say you open MTM and Manage Queries. You click on a query which is loaded into the top right. Press...
  • Blog Post: Running two Microsoft Test Manager’s Side By Side

    When working with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), you might want to run two at a time. We often want this internally so we can test MTM with MTM. However, when we created MTM, we didn’t want people to accidently open up multiple instances just because they lost MTM in the noise of all the windows they...
  • Blog Post: Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft Test Manager

    Sometimes when using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), you want to quickly zip around the application, without using the mouse. We’ve enabled this in MTM with a number of keyboard shortcuts: Area Shortcut Backwards Alt+Left, Back Key (multimedia keyboards), and Back button on the mouse Forwards Alt+Right...
  • Blog Post: Test Scribe for Visual Studio 2010 RC – Test Plan Document Generation

    I’d like to announce an update to Test Scribe that is compatible with Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC).  In particular, we’ve addressed some issues in side-by-side with Orcas, and updated the tool for compatibility with the RC release of Visual Studio.  For more information on Test...
  • Blog Post: Switching between test plans quickly

    Most people will be focused on one test plan for a period of time, and won’t be swapping between plans multiple times in a day. But not everyone will be. There are those of you working on multiple test plans at the same time, and need to swap between plans quickly. While there is no UI directly built...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Runner series – part 7 – Exploratory Testing

    Hi Again, So far we have talked about how features & benefits of MTLM when used for the tests that are predefined. E.g. creating actionable bugs, using fast forwarding & so on. Many times testers test the application in ways that are not predefined (i.e. no fixed flow of steps is prescribed by...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Runner series – part 6 - Shared Steps

    Hi Again, Let’s talk about an important concept in test case design – reusability. As testers you know that there are few steps that may be common in many test cases e.g. steps to log into the application may be common to multiple test cases. In other cases the cleanup steps (or any other steps in between...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Runner series – part 5 – Data Driving

    Hi again, Today we will talk about data driving a test. As is very clear to all testers, if a test requires some data input in AUT, it should be tested with different data sets (e.g. verify that the application works with boundary conditions, wrong data, etc…). Different teams use different mechanism...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Runner series – part 4 – Fast Forwarding

    Hi again, In one of the previous blogs we had talked that to reduce the time spend on less important tasks, MTLM provides a functionality called Fast Forwarding. The goal of this feature was to allow testers to quickly go to the step in the test case where they want to focus their testing during this...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Runner series – part 3 – Filing Actionable Bugs

    Hi Again, The next topic to cover is the filing actionable bugs using the tool. However, I already have an old blog that explains this in detail: http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2009/05/26/create-actionable-bugs.aspx Other links: - Video ALM 6 - Perform manual test and file actionable...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Runner series – part 2 – Manual Testing

    Hi again, As we discussed in last blog in this series, let’s explore the features & functionalities of Microsoft Test Runner (MTR). The component is used for execution of manual tests. Manual tests can be authored in the MTLM by going to Test Plan activity & choosing to create a new test. User...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Runner series – part 1 – History & Goals

    Hi everyone, I hope you are using the MTLM beta2 release & finding it useful. I wanted to blog a few posts & talk about the Microsoft Test Runner component of the product that is used for execution of manual tests. I will talk about how it got started & what functionalities it provides to...
  • Blog Post: Test Scribe: Test Plan Documentation for MTM Plans

    I'd like to announce the beta availability of Team Test's first PowerTool release for Visual Studio 2010: Test Scribe.  This tool allows users of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 to generate a Word 2007-compatible Test Plan Document from their plan, suites, test cases, and other artifacts. ...
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