Resources for Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010

Our team has been busy putting together content for the Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010, and here is a compilation of those resources including videos, walkthroughs, whitepapers and posts. Also listed are relevant blogs and twitter ids.

Content index for Microsoft Test Manager is:




Demo videos

No More Missed Requirements

10-4 Episode 23: An Introduction to Manual Testing

Introduction to Record and Playback Engine in VSTT 2010

Test Professional Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the MTM application UI

The Evolution of the UI Design of Test and Lab Manager

Activity Centers

The View Toolbar

Column Chooser in Data Grids

Single Instance Application

Artifact Updates

Keyboard Shortcuts in MTLM

Test Steps in MTLM

Basic concepts of test artifacts

Three kinds of test suites

Work Item Categories

Using Shared Steps

‘Active’ Tests

Test Configurations in a Test Plan

What is a Test Plan?

Using MTM to do basic operations

Navigating Back and Forward

Open Items and Manage Queries

Manage Queries – Artifact or Manager?

Test Case Authoring from the Test Plan Contents

Create/Edit Test Settings in Test Plan Properties

Copy/Paste Test Steps

Order Test Cases

Accessing MTM over the web

Clearing MTLM’s Settings

Uploading Large Attachments

Test data management and reporting

Introducing the test runner

Background and history of test runner

Doing manual testing with the test runner

Filing bugs with test runner

Fast forwarding tests in test runner

Data driving your tests in test runner

Using shared steps in test runner

Doing exploratory testing in MTM

Using the data diagnostic adapters in manual testing

Bug Attachments
Action Recording and Action Log

Deep Dives into manual testing

Deep dive into fast forwarding tests – part 1

Deep dive into fast forwarding tests – part 2

Creating resilient automation in test runner

Using the exclude/include app list in test runner

Global shortcut keys in test runner

Result computing in test runner

Customizing work item types

Delete actions from recording

Making the most of your bugs

Versioning test cases in MTM

Customization in MTM

How can I configure MTLM to use my custom bug / test case type?

Working with and customizing work item categories

Writing Queries for Custom Work Items and Work Item Categories

How to keep your Test Plans / Suites in sync with your Unit Test assemblies

Testing process guidelines

Planning vs Testing

Planning vs Testing (Part 2)

Planning vs Testing (Part 3)

Planning vs Testing (Part 4)

Planning vs Testing (Part 5 – Final)

Zen and the Art of Test Case Composition

Testing in a Product Iteration


Troubleshooting all diagnostic data adapters in test runner

Troubleshooting time outs in data adapters

Troubleshooting the video recording data adapter – part 1

Troubleshooting the video recording data adapter – part 2

Test results and build retention

Intellitrace not getting collected during test run
MTM Issue with large numbers of builds

Common playback errors – troubleshooting (to be written)

Integration/Power tools

Test Impact Walk-through

Partner opportunities

Test Scribe Power Tool Update

Producing a test run summary using Test Scribe
Producing a test plan summary document using Test Scribe
Test Scribe documentation power tool for Visual Studio 2010 released
“Test Case Migrator Plus” (Excel/MHT to TCM) tool on codeplex


MSDN documentation

MSDN forum for MTM

Team blogs

Twitter updates

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