How to use Test Step using REST Client Helper?

Test Case is the backbone for all manual testing scenarios. You can create test case using the web client from Test or Work hubs OR from Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), which then are stored in Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services. Using these clients you can create test artifacts such as test cases… Read more

Test & Feedback – Collaborate with your team

In the previous blogs, we have gone through the first two steps – Capture your findings and Create artifacts. In this blog, we will take you through the third step i.e. Collaborate. Test & Feedback extension provides many ways in which teams can collaborate with one another to drive the quality. You can use the… Read more

Test & Feedback extension – Create artifacts

In the previous blog “Test & Feedback – Capture your findings“, we discussed the full “Capture” capability of the Test & Feedback extension. Once all the findings have been captured, the next step is to create rich actionable work items that can be consumed by the team. In this blog we will focus on the… Read more

Test & Feedback – Capture your findings

Test & Feedback extension allows everyone in team, be it developers, testers, product owners, user experience, leads/managers etc. to contribute to quality of the application, thus making it a “team sport”. It enables you to perform exploratory tests or drive your bug bashes, without requiring predefined test cases or test steps. This extension simplifies the… Read more

Announcing General Availability for Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension)

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension), and this extension is free for all. With agile practices becoming more prevalent, release cycles have become shorter. It doesn’t leave much time for teams to identify all scenarios, record the steps that need to be followed, plan… Read more

Visual Studio Team Services – Testing Tools Roadmap

Over the last few months, there has been a consistent ask for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) / Team Foundation Server (TFS) Testing Tools roadmap.  I would like to share our strategic direction, what we have delivered over the last 6 months and where we are headed.  It would be great to get your feedback… Read more

Test result data retention with Team Foundation Server 2015

Test execution, especially in the automated testing workflow, generates considerable amount of data. To keep your test system performant and responsive, its recommended to periodically clean up test results that are no longer relevant. Below are sources from which test results are generated in TFS, and the current features (as of TFS 2015 RTM or… Read more

Test Plan and Test Suite Customization with TFS2013 Update3

One of the top feature requests from Microsoft Test Manager/Test Case Management users across various forums has been the ability to customize the Test Plan and Test Suite artifacts. Based on the feedback, with Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3, we are adding the functionality to add custom fields and workflows to Test Plans and… Read more

Hosting TestController and TestAgents on Azure

We have recently seen a surge in the number of users trying out the TC TA based testing on Azure. Since this product has a long history which predates Azure, or any other cloud service for that matter, there are some additional not-so-obvious steps needed to get the setup up and running on Azure. In… Read more

Coded UI MTM Issues on Internet Explorer with KB2870699

        Update: Fix for VS 2012 is now available here Fix for VS 2010 SP1 is now available here         There was a recent security update (KB2870699) rolled out on Internet Explorer which has made some changes on IE11IE10IE9, affecting Coded UI Tests, MTM Record and Playback and MTM… Read more