Your developer can never say "no repro" to your bug ever again!

You have already used the bug tracking system (WIT) in TFS before. So, we integrated this bug tracking system with MTR so that you can file bugs with a single click from the runner itself. What’s the big deal about this you might ask? Well, the big deal is that we not just create a…

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Rosario November CTP – did you play it back yet?

Right after we RTM-ed Orcas last Monday, we are out with the November CTP of Rosario VSTS. Go on over here and give it a spin. We have a ton of stuff that’s new with VSTS in there – more on BHarry’s blog. But, of course, I am excited about the manual test and AFN…

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Odds and ends

So, we’ve been heads down building the latest Rosario CTP of VSTT for you guys. Some good new stuff heading your way… more details when we release it 😉 Meanwhile, like you must be knowing already, Orcas is on it’s way to RTM. VSTT has some great stuff lined up on the load testing side…

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Brian Harry is now Technical Fellow

Yes – it was bound to happen – sooner rather than later. Brian Harry is now Technical Fellow at Microsoft!! Totally kickass! For the uninitiated, here’s a description of what Technical Fellow is: Technical Fellows represent the highest stage of technical achievement at Microsoft. To be a Technical Fellow at Microsoft, one must truly be…

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What’s new in Rosario for VSTT: Manual Test Runner

Manual Test Runner (MTR) is one of the key portions of Rosario with which we are hoping to capture the imagination of the manual tester and make her life much easier than it currently is. The primary intent of the MTR is to help the manual tester create an actionable bug with which the developer…

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What’s new in Rosario for VSTT: Test case management

Rosario has test case management in a full fledged fashion as part of the VSTST feature set. So, now test cases are first class citizens in the VSTS world with them having their own exclusive test case manager tool window inside the IDE. Test cases are a separate work item type with pre-defined fields like…

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Rosario is here!

If you still(!!!) haven’t heard, Rosario CTP is out in the form of a VPC here 🙂 Doug’s whitepaper should give you enough info to take it out for a spin. Manual Test Runner(MTR) is a key part of the CTP. It is a tool designed to help manual testers to load up their test…

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We signed off on the first CTP release for Rosario

Rosario is the next in line version for Team System after Orcas. And we are doing this CTP when Orcas has not even RTM-ed yet! Isn’t that pretty cool? It’s been a bit crazy managing multiple releases, but then, we want Rosario to hit the shelves in a short time after Orcas releases – faster new…

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But will the dog eat the dog food?

Since I am a tester on the Test edition of VSTS – I get this q a lot of times: “Do you use VSTST for testing VSTST?” And the answer is “You bet, I do!” 🙂 As you might know already, this is called “Dogfooding“. Many Microsoft products are dogfooded extensively before release – Vista, MSN…

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Uh oh, manual testing is no longer manual?

Well known test consultant James Bach has now coined a new term for manual testing – it’s called sapient testing. Well, the part of manual testing that is not drudgery is called sapient testing at least. James makes a great point about how manual testing is actually a composite set of actions that can be…

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