How To: Get the Test Case associated with the unit test?

For running and managing unit tests using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), the users have to do tcm testcase /import of the test assembly.  This step creates a test case work item corresponding to unit test on the client side.  With this, users can do many new scenarios – most importantly start viewing the history/trend of… Read more

How To: Bulk edit action recording?

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has test runner using which one can do manual testing. One of the features that many folks use while doing manual testing using test runner is the Fast Forward feature. With this feature, a tester can do an action recording and later use that to fast forward the test with playback… Read more

Sample XPath utility for Coded UI Test

Some important notes before I talk about the utility – This posting, and the sample herewith, are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm The sample is not supported by Microsoft or the author of this blog.  If you… Read more

Want to give feedback for Visual Studio 11 etc and receive cool gifts?

The Microsoft Visual Studio Design Research Team i.e. the folks that work on the user interface for Visual Studio are doing rounds of usability labs –and would love for you to participate! Specifically they are looking for participants to give us direct feedback on our development tools, languages and libraries!    Opportunities include usability studies of… Read more

Storyboarding with PowerPoint – Short Videos to Get You Started

We’ve created a few videos to help you quickly get started with PowerPoint Storyboarding. Each video lasts between 1 and 2 minutes. Note: We’ve made a few updates to the Storyboarding tool since these videos were made (specifically we’ve removed the Animation section on the Storyboarding tab. To do animation, go to the Animation tab)…. Read more

ALM Summit 2011 Content Now Live and available

Working with MSDN and Channel9, the ALM Summit folks have posted all Session the content at: https://channel9.msdn.com/events/alm-summit/2011 If you are looking for recommendations my top 5 were: Being Agile Across Technology Borders Agile Development Managing the Agile Process Exploratory Testing Continuous Feedback  … Read more

Interested in Agile Adoption across different industries and geographies?

One of the pioneers of the application quality ecosystem, Theresa Lanowitz, has founded Voke – a company focused Application Lifecycle virtualization and convergence markets.   A big part of her and Voke’s focus right now is insight how different development methodologies are doing.  If you want a free copy of her latest research data all you… Read more

Team Foundation Service December Update

Today, I’m proud to announce a significant update to our hosted Team Foundation Service. In the 3 months since we went public with the service at //build/, we’ve pushed over a dozen updates to address bugs that customers have reported or we’ve witnessed in production. This update, however, is the first time you’ll see significant… Read more

Team Foundation Service Preview – Get Started with Agile Planning Tools

UPDATE June 11, 2012 – This blog post series has been updated by our new beginner’s guide hosted here.   This blog post is part of the Beginner’s Guide series with the goal to get you productive fast. Here we walk quickly through the entire cycle of Agile planning: Create a backlog, plan a sprint,… Read more

Team Foundation Service Preview – Upload Source to Your Hosted Account

UPDATE June 11, 2012 – This blog post series has been updated by our new beginner’s guide hosted here.   This blog post is part of the Beginner’s Guide series with the goal to get you productive fast. This post walks you step-by-step to get your source code stored in your Team Foundation Services Preview… Read more