Planning vs Testing (Part 5 – Final)

Today, I will finally end this series of blog posts where I’ve been talking about the main differences that you will find in Planning and Testing views (although they appear to be very similar at a first glance). You can find the previous posts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Double clicking…


Planning vs Testing (Part 4)

In previous posts, I’ve been discussing why Planning and Testing views look similar but behave differently. You can refer to them by clicking on Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3. Sometimes, depending on the organization, planning is done by some people, and execution is done by others. And even if it is the same…


Recording Hover’s in CodedUITest

Mouse Hover is an important part of a Application WorkFlow. Hovering on a control brings about changes in the application which leads to Controls appearing/disappearing , Properties of the controls being changed ,new windows coming up etc. Needless to say it is pertinent that all the Hover Actions are identified correctly during recording to ensure…


Order Test Cases

Sometimes, you want to run your tests in a specific order. For example, you are testing an online shopping site. You want to test the work flow of Login, Browse items, Search items, Add items to cart and Check out. You have the test cases for each step in the wok flow. You want to…


Planning vs Testing (Part 3)

In part 1 and part 2 of the series, I have mentioned reasons why we use similar views for planning and executing test cases (and I have discussed what makes these views different). Today, I will focus on yet another specific reason: Configurations. We can use the ‘Planning view’ under ‘Contents’ (Plan center group) to…


The View Toolbar

You might have noticed above many grids there are two distinct toolbars. The primary one has options for interacting with items in the list. The other one that is right-aligned is for managing the view. Here are some examples: 1. Verify Bugs – change which query is used: bugs assigned to me, bugs created by…


Beta2 online help

Our doc team (we call them the User Education or the UE team) has been hard at work supplementing the product with great deal lot of additional documentation to help you understand the various features in the product and to best leverage them. The table below is a quick way to get to some of…


Artifact Updates

One thing you may not notice, but would if it didn’t work correctly, is what happens when there are two representations of the same item in different places and when one of the two instances changes. One example is opening a manager activity which lists many items: Open the item, and modify a property: If…


Terry Clancy Posts About Partner Integration Opportunities

Terry Clancy, a Business Development Manager with Microsoft, has posted about opportunities for partners. It is also a good overview of the features across Team Test and Team Lab, how things fit together, and includes plenty of screenshot eye candy. http://blogs.msdn.com/terryclancy/archive/2009/11/18/visual-studio-2010-test-tools-partner-integration-opportunities.aspx


Writing Queries for Custom Work Items and Work Item Categories

I talked about customizing work items and how this can be used with categories to get the best out of MTM before, now I will expand on that topic and show you how to compose queries to include this extra level of information. If you go to the Queries activity in MTM (under the Tracking…