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Tarun Arora - Visual Studio ALM MVP ALM, Agile, Automation, Performance Testing, Software QA, Cloud, ... MTM Microsoft Test Manager
VS2012 Coded UI Test closes browser by default
*** Thanks to Steve St. Jean for asking this question and Shubhra Maji for answering this question on the ALM champs list *** 01 – Introduction The default behaviour of coded UI tests running in an Internet Explorer browser has changed between MTM 2010 and MTM 2012. When running a Coded UI test recorded in MTM 2012 or VS 2012 at the end of the test execution the instance of the browser is closed by default. 02 – Description Let’s take an example. As you can see the CloseDinnerNowWeb() method is commented ......

Posted On Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:49 PM

What is new in VS TFS 2011 Part 3

Welcome back once again, in part 1 of what is new in VS TFS 2011 I talked about the offering from a developers perspective, in part 2 of what is new in VS TFS 2011 I talked about the offering from a Testers and Business Analysts perspective. In this blog post I’ll be discussing the new features available for Project Managers and TFS Administrators in TFS 2011.

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:04 PM

What is new in VS TFS 2011 Part 2
Welcome back, in part 1 of what is new in VS TFS 2011 I talked about the offering from a developers perspective. In this blog post I’ll be discussing the new features available for Business Analysts and Testers. While working on various ALM implementations the biggest challenge has been to strike the right balance between tools and processes, it is important to re-enforce that there is no substitute for communication. The delivery of a project on time and on budget are not the sole indicators of ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:11 AM

What is new in VS TFS 2011 Part 1
Microsoft officially released the preview of Vnext i.e. VS 2011, TFS 2011 and TFS Azure (also known as TFS Service) at the Build conference on 13th September 2011 @ California. It wasn’t too long ago I remember helping customers set up ALM processes using TFS 2010, so what are the compelling reasons these customers who have heavily invested in TFS 2010 should consider moving on to TFS 2011. In this blog post I’ll try and answer what exactly is new in TFS 2011, how TFS 2011 is different from TFS 2010. ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 12:14 AM

MTM Testing Scorecard using TFS API
Download a working demo (below): No showing off, this has been developed in VS11 using MTM11 and version controlled in TFS Azure Working Demo = Download-Testing Scorecard In this blog post I’ll be showing you how to use the TFS API to build a testing scorecard. In this testing score card, I’ll be going through each of the test plans programmatically looping through test suits (yes, the test suits can be nested) looking for test cases and querying their status and further going in at the test step ......

Posted On Sunday, October 2, 2011 9:29 PM

ALMing in Hinglish 2–Windows 8-Manual Testing Metro Style Apps using MTM11

In this second in the series of videos I bring to you Shubhra Maji who is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio dev tools team in Hyderabad along with the very seasoned Aditya Agarwal & Srishti Sridhar who have been working in the Visual Studio team from past several releases. The team wonderfully walks us through manually testing Metro Style Apps in Windows 8 using Microsoft Test Manager 11.....

Posted On Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:07 PM

ALMing in Hinglish 1-Exploratory Testing in VS11 with Nivedita Bawa

In this first in the series of videos I interview Nivedita Bawa who is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio team. Nivedita wonderfully explains what exploratory testing is, what are it’s advantages, why people refrain from using it and a walkthrough of some exploratory testing scenarios using Microsoft Test Manager 2011......

Posted On Monday, March 5, 2012 11:13 PM

MTM 11-Configuration, Settings, Customization & Troubleshooting
Welcome to the hidden treasure of “MTM.config.exe” Navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE” and open the 1. Can I change the number of Action Recording steps selected when a Bug is created? When you are exploratory testing using Microsoft Test Manager or performing a feedback session using Feedback Manager and decide to raise a bug or create a test case, the last 4*10 Action recordings are selected by default. You can change the number of action recordings selected ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:39 AM

TFS 2011 API–How to Get Exploratory Testing And Feedback Manager Session Information Programmatically
In this blog post I’ll show you how to use the TFS 2011 API to get the Exploratory Testing & Feedback Manager session information programmatically. Introduction TFS 2011 includes Exploratory Testing and Feedback Manager, the first empowers the testers to explore the application and second empowers the stake holders to explore the application. This rhymes a bit… that’s because… under the hood both use the same infrastructure to drive and store the session information. If you try to run both at ......

Posted On Monday, December 12, 2011 11:21 PM

Customizing TFS 2011 Process Template for Exploratory Testing Tours using MTM11
In this blog post I’ll be walking you through the process of customizing the TFS 2011 Scrum 2.0 Process Template to add a new work item type, introducing new work item queries, modifying existing queries, adding new reports, etc. To give you a bit of context, at the 2011 ALM Summit Anu Bharadwaj presented a talk on Exploratory Testing highlighting how the Team @ Microsoft took advantage of MTM 2011 to test various VS ALM products in the “fun” way by organizing “Testing Tours.” To dive deep in to ......

Posted On Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:32 AM

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