Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 released–new set of Testing capabilities

Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is now available.  See the following blogs for more details. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/amit_chatterjee/archive/2010/11/16/visual-studio-2010-feature-pack-2-released-new-set-of-testing-capabilities.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/11/15/feature-pack-2-is-available.aspx   See some quick videos of testing features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mathew_aniyan/archive/2010/11/16/visual-studio-2010-feature-pack-2-videos.aspx   Some additional blogs which dwell deeper into Silverlight features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tapas_sahoos_blog/archive/2010/11/16/understanding-the-search-logic-for-silverlight-controls-in-coded-ui-test.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tapas_sahoos_blog/archive/2010/11/16/fetching-property-of-a-silverlight-control.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tapas_sahoos_blog/archive/2010/11/16/why-does-selection-of-an-item-getting-recorded-as-a-mouse-click-action.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tapas_sahoos_blog/archive/2010/11/16/why-does-coded-ui-test-playback-fail-to-scroll-the-silverlight-control-into-view.aspx


Patch for Microsoft Test Manager released

We recently released a rollup QFE for Microsoft Test Manager that contains fixes for some crashes, memory leaks and other issues reported. This patch is available for public download on Connect  Some of the more common issues that we have heard have been around MTM crashing when trying to delete the only iteration from a…


Test agent, Test Controller and MSTEST FAQ

MSTEST: 1. Do I need to install full VS to use MSTEST? Is there any light weight option? You need not have full VS to bring in MSTEST. Test agent is a light weight option to bring in MSTEST. Refer to the below link for details: http://blogs.msdn.com/anutthara/archive/2009/12/16/running-tests-in-mstest-without-installing-the-vs-ide.aspx 2. Does MSTEST work for 64 bit binaries?…


How To: Give alternate path for picking test dlls?

Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink Microsoft Test Manager always uses the associated build information to find and load test dlls for running automation.  However, one user came up with the scenario where their test code is not build with the application (dev) code.  They are associating MTM properly with the application (dev)…


New help topics and updates to topics for September 2010

This month we have some new help topics and updates to existing topics to help you accomplish your testing tasks faster. If there are updates or new topics that you would like to see us cover in the future, please respond to this post.   •1)      Guidance for Creating Test Plans and Test Suites Guidance…

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FAQ: Why I am not able to link my test case to my requirement?

Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink One question that I have been asked multiple times is – When I’m trying to bind the user scenario with the test cases through Microsoft Test Manager, I see the link type “Tests” but this is not letting me associate the user scenario to the test case….


If you are working with lots of builds in MTM and seeing sluggishness…

Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink If you are working with lots of builds (or few but very large builds) in MTM and are seeing performance issues like starting a new test run taking few minutes, then probably this QFE will help you. If you are planning to install the … Note: Cross…


Announcement – General availability of Visual Studio Lab Management

Earlier today, Dave Mendlen, senior director of Developer Marketing, announced that Lab Management functionality in Visual Studio 2010 would be generally available at the end of August.  One of the key aspects of this announcement was that Lab Management would be available as an added benefit to existing or new customers who have licenses for…


Working with builds in MTM

Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink Typically when you are testing, you are testing against a build.  Because of this, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) (part of Visual Studio Test Professional 2010) integrates with TFS Build and lets you work with build…. Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink