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What's new for Microsoft Test Manager in VS 2012 RC

Check the post here to find out what’s new in Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in Visual Studio 2012...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 06/08/2012

Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure

Hot off the press! Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure launches in India. It is designed to...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 05/23/2012

How To: Go to any work item quickly in MTM?

Typing “CTRL + G” anywhere in MTM will pop up below dialog. You can enter the work item (bug, test...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 05/02/2012

Test Scribe for MTM 11 Beta is out

  The Test Scribe Power Tool, which is used to generate documentation for test plan and test...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 04/16/2012

Test Attachment Cleaner for TFS 11 Beta is out

Last week we released updated set of Power Tools for TFS 11 Beta.  This release also includes...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 04/03/2012

MTM’s compatibility with TFS

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) is forward and backward compatible with TFS.  This mean you can...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 03/15/2012

Various test attachment size reduction features in MTMTFS 11

Some of you may have faced the problem of test attachments growing too fast in TFS with Microsoft...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 03/15/2012

Test Case Migrator Plus V1.2 released

We have completed the release of the Test Case Migrator Plus (V1.2 RTM) on CodePlex. What's new for...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 03/13/2012

MTM Performance

We released Beta of Visual Studio 11 yesterday.  This also includes Beta of Microsoft Test...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 03/01/2012

How To: Get all test points assigned to you?

Based on my previous post, one question that came up was - How do I, as a tester, know what test...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 02/02/2012

Tool for restructuring UI Map of Coded UI Test

Need a tool for restructuring your UI Map files? Check out UI Map Toolbox on CodePlex by Rasmus.

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 01/24/2012

FAQ: What is the difference between “Assigned To” and “Tester” in MTM?

FAQ: In Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), what is the difference between the “Assigned To” field of the...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 01/17/2012

More Coded UI Test utilities for WPF testing

Around the time of release of VS 2010, I published Useful set of utility functions for Coded UI...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 01/16/2012

FAQ: Why are my tests not included in the test run?

As an alternative to Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), users can use tcm.exe command line to run and...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 01/16/2012

Microsoft Test Manager stuck in "waiting for test controller" state

This is guest post by Deepak Mittal, who is Senior Support Engineer in this space. Problem...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 01/01/2012

How To: Associate automation programmatically

In my previous post, I mentioned about tcm testcase /import scenario.  The tcm testcase /import...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 01/01/2012

How To: Get the Test Case associated with the unit test?

For running and managing unit tests using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), the users have to do tcm...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 12/30/2011

How To: Bulk edit action recording?

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has test runner using which one can do manual testing. One of the...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 12/29/2011

Sample XPath utility for Coded UI Test

Some important notes before I talk about the utility - This posting, and the sample herewith, are...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 12/28/2011

Multiline support in test steps

NOTE: If you installing above HotFix, it is advisable to install this one too -...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 10/21/2011

How To: Make MTM right to left

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) picks the language settings from OS.  There is no easy way to...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 10/01/2011

Want to know how we are using our tools?

If you want to know how we are using our tools, check out Dinesh Bhat, our QA manager, in this...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 06/25/2011

A long while back, I had posted a series on extensibility of Coded UI Test.  Mathew Aniyan from...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 06/05/2011

FAQ: How do I resume my manual test?

Q) I am running manual test using Test Runner.  In here, I can pause the test and return to...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 06/02/2011

Dev Info: Which StringComparator to use?

This post continues on the Dev Info from the previous post. The confusion over what string...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 02/25/2011

FAQ: Running Coded UI Test on a machine without VS

Another one of commonly asked question is how can I run Coded UI Test (or any other test type) on a...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 02/25/2011

How To: Get the TFS AT log

In my previous post, I mentioned how to get the client side logs for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 02/25/2011

FAQ: Editing test case while using test runner

Many folks have requested that they want to edit the test case while they are running it in test...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 12/11/2010

FAQ: Why am I getting “access denied” during recording?

If you are using recording feature of Coded UI Test or Fast Forward feature of Microsoft Test...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 12/11/2010

Test Attachment Cleaner power tool released!!!

We have released new power tool called Test Attachment Cleaner that can be used to delete unwanted...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 12/09/2010

Support for Silverlight and Mozilla FireFox in Coded UI Test and MTM is out

We released Feature Pack 2 for Visual Studio 2010 yesterday.  This feature pack is mostly...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 11/15/2010

New Rollup QFE for various issues in MTM

We recently released a rollup QFE for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) that contains fixes for some...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 11/02/2010

How To: Reset all the UI settings of MTM

In Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), we remember bunch of UI settings like size information, default...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 10/19/2010

New updates to MSDN topics on MTM and Coded UI Test

Katrina from our team has been doing fantastic job in updating MSDN docs around testing tools...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 10/14/2010

How To: Give alternate path for picking test dlls?

Microsoft Test Manager always uses the associated build information to find and load test dlls for...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 10/05/2010

Coded UI Test and MTM supports IE9 Beta!

Coded UI Test and Fast Forward feature of Test Runner supports IE9 Beta.  For more information...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 10/05/2010

My photos in Windows 7!

Microsoft, India had a photo contest for its employees in India for coming up with “Colors of India”...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 09/21/2010

If you are testing WPF with Coded UI Test or MTM…

In Windows 7, Microsoft significantly enhanced the accessibility support with many features along...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 08/05/2010

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

If you are working with lots of builds (or few but very large builds) in MTM and are seeing...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 08/05/2010

One question that I have been asked multiple times is - When I’m trying to bind the user scenario...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 08/05/2010

Final Release of Visual Studio Lab Management announced!

The Visual Studio Lab Management capability will be available at the end of August 2010! And what’s...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 08/05/2010

Working with builds in MTM

Typically when you are testing, you are testing against a build.  Because of this, Microsoft...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 07/19/2010

Forums are the best place to ask questions and report issues

I am getting lot of questions and issues reported on my blogs as comments of which many are...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 06/10/2010

If you are TechEd, North America…

Between Anutthara and myself, we are doing 3 sessions around Testing at TechEd, North America on...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 05/25/2010

Writing your own client using UITest Object Model

In my earlier series on extensibility of Coded UI Test, I mentioned that it is possible to write...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 04/27/2010

VS Test SDK is now live

We now have our VS Test SDK live on the internet here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=185591...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 04/18/2010

How To: Do image comparison in Coded UI Test

This is guest blog by my colleague Rajeev Kumar. The Coded UI Test does not provide the API to...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 04/08/2010

FAQ: Why is my application launch not recorded properly?

In Coded UI Test, we support “Intent Aware Recording” which means recorder tries to capture the...

Author: Gautam Goenka [MSFT] Date: 04/01/2010

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