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Guidelines on improving performance of Coded UI Test playback

In this blog post I’ll go through some approaches you can make use of in your Coded UI Test project to achieve better playback performance. Meanwhile, do check an earlier post here that covers some common scenarios.  As I see, there are lot of APIs and settings available that the Coded UI Test user can leverage to hand-code a more ...

Queensland ALM UserGroup Meeting Feb 3rd in Brisbane

Anthony Borton looks like he is hosting another great User group this month with Andrew Harcourt and Software Project Rescue: A Fairy TaleFriday, February 3, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (GMT+1000)Brisbane, QueenslandMicrosoft Office - South Stradbroke Island Room Level 28 400 George Street Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia ...

Coded UI Test and Microsoft Test Manager Survey

Have you used Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools - Coded UI Test or Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in your project(s)? If so, we would like to hear your experience with these features. Let us know what you think by taking the Coded UI / Microsoft Test Manager Survey.Thanks!Shubhra Maji – Visual Studio Test Tools Program Manager...

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 Test Case work item and the “Tester” field in MTM.  It seems these to fields are stored independently. So if I assign someone test cases through MTM then this is not translated into the “Assigned To” on ...

What are Your Top Tasks When Using Microsoft Developer Technologies?

If you're a current or potential Microsoft customer, please take this short, anonymous survey (10 to 15 minutes) to rank the importance of tasks that you perform when you use Microsoft developer technologies. Your feedback will help us create MSDN documentation that meets your needs. To provide feedback, go to the survey page. Thanks...

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 manage their test cases.  The command line way is particularly useful in running tests in non-interactive way (say via scripts). FAQ: While using “tcm.exe run” command to run all the test cases in a test plansuite is - A: By ...

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 description:Microsoft Test Manager is stuck in "waiting for test controller" status after completion of test execution.Resolution: MTM tracing: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gautamg/archive/2011/01/20/how-to-enable-tracing-for-mtm.aspx...

How To: Associate automation programmatically

In my previous post, I mentioned about tcm testcase /import scenario.  The tcm testcase /import associates the test case artifact with automation (which is unit test or other test type). Another FAQ related to this scenario is - Q: How can I programmatically associate automation (because I want to do some customization of my own)? A: ...