Resources for Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools

Our team has been busy putting together content for the Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010, and here is a compilation of those resources including videos, walkthroughs, whitepapers and posts. Also listed are relevant blogs and twitter ids.

Content index for Microsoft Test Manager is:





Demo videos


No More Missed Requirements


10-4 Episode 23: An Introduction to Manual Testing


Introduction to Record and Playback Engine in VSTT 2010

Understanding the MTM application UI


The Evolution of the UI Design of Test and Lab Manager


Activity Centers


The View Toolbar


Column Chooser in Data Grids


Single Instance Application


Artifact Updates


Keyboard Shortcuts in MTLM


Test Steps in MTLM

Basic concepts of test artifacts


Three kinds of test suites


Work Item Categories


Using Shared Steps


‘Active’ Tests


Test Configurations in a Test Plan


What is a Test Plan?

Using MTM to do basic operations


Navigating Back and Forward


Open Items and Manage Queries


Manage Queries – Artifact or Manager?


Test Case Authoring from the Test Plan Contents


Create/Edit Test Settings in Test Plan Properties


Copy/Paste Test Steps


Order Test Cases


Accessing MTM over the web


Clearing MTLM’s Settings


Uploading Large Attachments


Analyzing test results in MTM [To be written]

Using test reports in MTM [To be written]

Introducing the test runner


Background and history of test runner


Doing manual testing with the test runner


Filing bugs with test runner


Fast forwarding tests in test runner


Data driving your tests in test runner


Using shared steps in test runner


Doing exploratory testing in MTM


Using the data diagnostic adapters in manual testing

Deep Dives into manual testing


Deep dive into fast forwarding tests – part 1


Deep dive into fast forwarding tests – part 2


Creating resilient automation in test runner


Using the exclude/include app list in test runner


Global shortcut keys in test runner


Result computing in test runner


Customizing work item types


Delete actions from recording


Making the most of your bugs

Customization in MTM


How can I configure MTLM to use my custom bug / test case type?


Working with and customizing work item categories


Writing Queries for Custom Work Items and Work Item Categories

Testing process guidelines


Planning vs Testing


Planning vs Testing (Part 2)


Planning vs Testing (Part 3)


Planning vs Testing (Part 4)


Planning vs Testing (Part 5 – Final)


Zen and the Art of Test Case Composition


Testing in a Product Iteration



Troubleshooting all diagnostic data adapters in test runner


Troubleshooting time outs in data adapters


Troubleshooting the video recording data adapter – part 1


Troubleshooting the video recording data adapter – part 2


Common playback errors – troubleshooting (to be written)



Test Impact Walk-through


Partner opportunities


Extensibility of MTM/test runner (to be written)



MSDN documentation


MSDN forum for MTM

Team blogs

Twitter updates

Resources for Coded UI test are updated on my resources page

We plan to add the content index for Load Test and other test types and roll up this data onto the team blog. Since this data will be getting updated often, I have put this up as a page on my blog and refresh it periodically. I suggest readers link to that page for an up-to-date content index. 

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