VS2010 Web Test Plugins for Web Service Messages

When testing Silver Light applications, we frequently run into dealing with non-Html content types. This is because most of the Silver Light applications use WCF RIA web services. Typically, this will be a binary format called MSBin1. Also, Silver Light applications may use other content types such as JSON, SOAP and REST to communicate with…


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…


Extending Visual Studio Unit Test Type part 2

It seems I am still learning the wonders of blogs.  I have finally posted this but it seems to be lost in the plethora of the others blogs posted since then. http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2009/09/04/extending-the-visual-studio-unit-test-type-part-2.aspx Thanks Bruce Taimana Program Manager Visual Studio Test Team


Testing support for Silverlight apps in Visual Studio 2010

Whenever we talk about platform coverage for UI automation one of the frequent requests is support for Silverlight app testing. We have been hard at work trying to cater to this need and here is an update on where we are with this roadmap. We are working on adding support for Silverlight controls for “Fast…


A Deal for VS Pro Users

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional will launch on April 12 but you can beat the rush and secure your copy today by pre-ordering at the affordable estimated retail price of $549, a saving of $250. If you use a previous version of Visual Studio or any other development tool then you are eligible for this…


Blog Stats

Back around late September 2009, our team began actively blogging about our product, just released for Beta. We had a lot of new applications and features, and we wanted to get information out to the community. This is a graph of the posts with their views and aggregate views. The two most popular posts as…


Finding Help Topics via Search

Our User Education team has been doing a lot of work getting our online help topics ready for release. You may have noticed that with each Beta and RC the online help was also updated to match the latest product changes.   One of the things we’re concerned with is how people find the right…


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…