How to keep your Test Plans / Suites in sync with your Unit Test assemblies

In my last post I gave an overview of what automated testing looks like in VS / TFS 2010 with the new testing features.  In 2010 we’ve added Test Plans which contain Test Suites which you can think of as a folder hierarchy to separate and organize your tests within.  Test Suites contain Test Cases…


The Test Management API – Part 2: Creating & Modifying Test Plans

In the previous Getting Started post for this series I covered the basics of creating a connection to the server and getting an instance of ITestManagementTeamProject which is at the core of just about everything you may want to do with the Test Management objects. This time I’d like to show how to create and…


Test Impact Demo Video posted by Danny Crone

There’s a nice video demo featuring Test Impact you may find interesting here: The demo is a little under 20 minutes and actually touches on quite a few of the integration features in VSTS / TFS 2010 including the Intellitrace Data Collector, Video Recording, and the experience of logging bugs directly from the Test…

Creating Fake Builds in TFS 2010

Sometimes it can be useful to create “fake” builds in Team Foundation Server in order to successfully use other ALM features in the product.  If you aren’t using Team Build to generate the build drops for your application but you’d like to have a way to track test runs against builds in TFS one way…

The Test Management API – Getting Started (Updated for RC Release)

Overview This post kicks off a series that will explore the Test Management API’s.  Using these API’s you can accomplish many tasks that may not be possible via the UI, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).  Perhaps you have test assets in another system for example, with the API you could create your own solution that fits…


Post on Querying Test Management Objects by Duat Le

Duat Le, a Developer on our team, has put up a very nice post that goes over how to query Test Objects using WIQL (Work Item Query Language).  This information will be very useful if you ever need to use our query syntax in any code you write against our Test Management API’s.

Test Impact post by Daryush

There’s a nice post on Test Impact from within Visual Studio (geared towards Developers rather than testers) here. Check it out if you’re interested in learning about a different side of Test Impact!