Guidance for Creating Test Plans and Test Suites

Customers trying to start up with MTM newly, often ask for general guidance around how to start from scratch on a new project. Here is some guidance that we recently published in MSDN that should help answer exactly this question: When you use Microsoft Test Manager to create test plans and test suites for your…

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Exploratory testing with Visual Studio Test Pro

Exploratory testing(ET) as defined by Bach is simultaneous learning, test design and execution. It is a scientific style of testing that is very effective at finding defects early and fast. Yet, we don’t have specific test tools that support testers doing ET. Most test tools focus on scripted testing and test design. This post describes…

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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: Topic Link Walkthroughs     Demo videos   No More…


Pricing for VS 2010 SKUs announced

The pricing for the VS2010 SKUs are finally available. Check out the table below for retail prices Suggested Retail Pricing (USD) for Visual Studio 2010 With 1-Year MSDN Subscription* Product Buy Upgrade Buy Renew Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate – – $11,899 $3,799 Visual Studio 2010 Premium – – $5,469 $2,299 Visual Studio 2010 Professional $799…

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Wanna know about VS2010 ALM in 5 mins?

The VSTS Rangers have come up with this great set of content on VS2010 ALM that is basically intended to answer the q “Tell me about VS2010 ALM in 5 mins”. The Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing…

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WPF controls not getting identified in Beta2 CUIT?

Are you having trouble identifying a few of your WPF controls in Coded UI Test after upgrading to Beta2 or getting a warning during recording? You need to install the automation api 3.0 on the client to get CUIT to identify the virtualized controls in WPF. Note that this update gets automatically downloaded if you…

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Designing the Coded UI Test Builder

The Coded UI test interface has undergone a redesign in Beta2 to make it easier and more intuitive. While designing this UI, we went through a common dilemma – do we need this to be a guided flow or a choice of operations, all available in parallel? So, is this a wizard or a toolbar?…

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Testing Silverlight applications with VSTS 2010 – coded UI, MTLM and web tests

Lately, we’ve been asked by some of our users if they can use VSTS 2010 test features to test their Silverlight apps. Well, web tests will still work on Silverlight web apps since they don’t operate at a control level, but functional tests that require to identify the control type and act on each control…

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Latest trends in software testing

Check out this article in ITMagz.com that covers the latest trends in software testing. This is written by our very own industry expert, Tanuj Vohra that runs the Program Management team for VSTT.  Virtualization testing is something that has taken off pretty well lately – and we have been using it a fair bit internally…

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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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