How To: Go to any work item quickly in MTM?

Typing “CTRL + G” anywhere in MTM will pop up below dialog. You can enter the work item (bug, test case etc) id and go to that work item quickly!


Test Scribe for MTM 11 Beta is out

  The Test Scribe Power Tool, which is used to generate documentation for test plan and test run for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has been updated for MTM 11 Beta.  The updated version is here.  The MTM 2010 version continues to be here.

Test Attachment Cleaner for TFS 11 Beta is out

Last week we released updated set of Power Tools for TFS 11 Beta.  This release also includes updated version of Test Attachment Cleaner tool for deleting test attachments created by Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). Apart from support for TFS 11 Beta, this release of Test Attachment Cleaner includes support for Hosted TFS and various bug…

MTM’s compatibility with TFS

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) is forward and backward compatible with TFS.  This mean you can use – MTM 2010 with TFS 11.  To do so, you need to install the Compatibility GDR. MTM 11 with TFS 2010.  This is supported without any extra install. Since many new features require change in both the client and…

Various test attachment size reduction features in MTMTFS 11

Some of you may have faced the problem of test attachments growing too fast in TFS with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).  As you know, the test attachments can be cleaned using Test Attachment Cleaner tool which is part of TFS Power Tools.  However, even with the cleaner tool, the experience is not ideal and based…

Test Case Migrator Plus V1.2 released

We have completed the release of the Test Case Migrator Plus (V1.2 RTM) on CodePlex. What’s new for the V1.2 RTM version Support for connecting to Hosted Team Foundation Server Preview. Support for connecting to Team Foundation Server 11 Beta. Fix to issue with read-only attribute being set for LinksMapping-ReportFile which may have led to…

MTM Performance

We released Beta of Visual Studio 11 yesterday.  This also includes Beta of Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) 11.  You can read about the new features of MTM 11 in blog by Nivedita. As mentioned by Nivedita and earlier by Brian, we have invested significantly in improving the performance of MTM.  For people trying out MTM,…

How To: Get all test points assigned to you?

Based on my previous post, one question that came up was – How do I, as a tester, know what test points are assigned to me? In Test->Run Tests, you can click on Filter on the left side to do filtering by Tester and\or Configurations.  Refer the screenshots below.  


FAQ: What is the difference between “Assigned To” and “Tester” in MTM?

FAQ: In Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), what is the difference between the “Assigned To” field of the Test Case work item and the “Tester” field in MTM.  It seems these to fields are stored independently. So if I assign someone test cases through MTM then this is not translated into the “Assigned To” on the…