QFEs for Microsoft Test Manager 2010

Over the course of 2010-2011, we have released several hotfixes to improve performance and fix bugs in Microsoft Test Manager 2010. Here are some of the QFEs that deal specifically with Test Case Management in MTM. 1. Hotfix Rollup Package for Microsoft Test Manager 2010 In October 2010, 6 months after Visual Studio 2010 was…


Test Case Management (TCM) Reporting – Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2

Previous posts: TCM Reporting – FAQ – Part 1 Continuing on with series, here are the next set of frequently asked questions related to Reporting with Test Case Management (TCM) in Visual Studio 2010.   FAQ List – Part 2 I would like to create custom test reports in Excel based off the Analysis Services cube….


Multi-line test steps available in Microsoft Test Manager

NOTE: Cross-posted from Brian Harry’s blog Original: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/10/19/multi-line-test-steps-available-in-microsoft-test-manager-among-other-things.aspx "The biggest “news” is the addition of support for multi-line test steps in Microsoft Test Manager. It’s mentioned in the #1 suggestion for Visual Studio Test and Lab Management. I’m super excited about being able to bring this feature out quickly."


Customize your Test Case work item template to enable query on test suites, test plans, test categories and execution statistics

[The following is a guest blog entry from a Microsoft internal user] At our team, we use Microsoft Test Manager 2010 to manage our automated test cases. It provides great flexibility to compose test suites based on a static set of tests (static suite) or based on a TFS query (query-based suite). However, after using…


Coded UI Test Enhanced Framework now available

Coded UI Test Enhanced Framework (CUITe) is now available at http://cuite.codeplex.com/. It is a thin layer developed on top of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Test’s Coded UI Test engine which helps reduce code, increases readability and maintainability, while also providing a bunch of cool features for the automation engineer. This tool is built by Suresh…


QFE for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 testing tools

A QFE for Visual Studio 2010 testing tools, which fixes some important issues faced by customers, is now available. The full list of issues fixed by this QFE can be found in this article and you can download this patch from MSConnect. Note that Service Pack 1 (Visual Studio 2010 SP1 or Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1) is a…


How do I pause a test case and move on to running the next test case?

  Here is the exact scenario that one of the customer asked: Testers want to pause some test case and want to resume it later point of time since they don’t have the required data to proceed with the test case and they don’t want to mark them as pass/fail. Here is the brief description:…


Enter/Vote for your favorite feature suggestions – UserVoice site is here!

Have an idea for the product and wondering what is the best way to report it? Think something is missing and you believe it absolutely has to be there? Well, we now have an avenue for you to add and vote for your favorite suggestions. The UserVoice site for Visual Studio ALM is here: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com…


Improving the performance of your Coded UI tests

Today, we have a guest post from Deepak Mittal, our CSS rep who was recently involved in a case where he helped a customer get significant perf gains in their Coded UI test. Few recommendations that you could try for improving the performance of your CodedUI tests in VS2010 are : 1. If you are…