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…


Test Attachment Cleaner powertool released!!!

We have released the “Test Attachment Cleaner” powertool on Visual Studio Gallery today.   Overview: In Visual Studio 2010, with the introduction of Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 & Visual Studio Premium/Ultimate 2010 SKUs, testers can author manual and automated Test cases, configure the different diagnostic data collectors (as part of Test Settings), associate the…


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…


Multiple Queries Open in MTM

I mentioned this a while back, but it is an easy thing to forget so I bears repeating for everyone who is using Manage Queries in MTM. If you want to have multiple queries open, there is a way to do it. Say you open MTM and Manage Queries. You click on a query which…


Running two Microsoft Test Manager’s Side By Side

When working with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), you might want to run two at a time. We often want this internally so we can test MTM with MTM. However, when we created MTM, we didn’t want people to accidently open up multiple instances just because they lost MTM in the noise of all the windows…


Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft Test Manager

Sometimes when using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), you want to quickly zip around the application, without using the mouse. We’ve enabled this in MTM with a number of keyboard shortcuts: Area Shortcut Backwards Alt+Left, Back Key (multimedia keyboards), and Back button on the mouse Forwards Alt+Right, Forward Key (multimedia keyboards), and Forward button on the…


Test Scribe for Visual Studio 2010 RC – Test Plan Document Generation

I’d like to announce an update to Test Scribe that is compatible with Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC).  In particular, we’ve addressed some issues in side-by-side with Orcas, and updated the tool for compatibility with the RC release of Visual Studio.  For more information on Test Scribe, refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2010/01/11/test-scribe-test-plan-documentation-for-mtlm-plans.aspx. You can download the…