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The Code Index – Part 3 – Code samples for using indexed information

We have published two samples, on the Code Gallery showing how to get data from the code index.The first sample, Code Index - How to get statistics about your code, shows how to retrieve some statistical information from the code index, and in particular: Looking at the sample&...

The Code Index SDK – Part 2 – Bulk indexing assemblies into the code index

Note that this post was updated on June 5th to provide updates concerning the Visual Studio 2012 RC. The changes are highlighted.In my last post, I’ve introduced the Code Index, explaining why use it, and how to get it. This post is about the first scenario that I mentioned: bulk indexing assemblies into the code Index. This topic ...

What’s new for MSTest unit tests in Visual Studio 11 Beta

In an earlier post we detailed the fresh approach we have taken with unit testing in Visual Studio 11. You can now pick and choose the test framework of your choice and use it from within the Visual Studio experience in a fully integrated manner. While we have done a lot of work on the new experience and a new extensible platform, we have also...

Code First API Library, Scaffolding & Guidance for Coded UI Tests–Released to Codeplex

The purpose of Code First API Library, Scaffolding & Guidance for Coded UI Tests is to help you write more maintainable Coded UI tests for your web apps.  When building Web UI Tests the way that's proposed here - you aren't going to be recording test scripts nor building UI Maps. Instead, you'll be writing Page Objects that are ...

Welcome to Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Wave”

JasonZ announced the Visual Studio 11 Beta, which triggered a SIMultaneous-SHIPping event for the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. Updated: 2012-04-13. Changes marked with //date – change token. I am happy to announce that the Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Gig” solutions are now available for download from CodePlex: ...

Team Foundation Service Preview–Updated videos are available

Way back in September of 2011, Martin Woodward published a blog post that referenced a series of Channel 9 videos that were introductions to the TFS Preview.Those videos were recorded based on the version delivered at the BUILD conference. Just wanted to let everyone know that all of those videos have been re-recorded with the latest bits. The...

Team Foundation Service Preview – Configure a master backlog and sub-teams

 One backlog to rule them all…One common practice we’ve seen our customers use is to have a master backlog, which “feeds” several teams. The master backlog is prioritized and maintained, and when it comes time to plan for the next sprint, all the teams gather together and “sign up” for backlog items to...

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 ...

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...

Team Foundation Service Preview – Get Started with Agile Planning Tools

UPDATE June 11, 2012 - This blog post series has been updated by our new beginner's guide hosted here. **  This blog post is part of the Beginner’s Guide series with the goal to get you productive fast. Here we walk quickly through the entire cycle of Agile planning: Create a backlog, plan a sprint, set capacity for your team, and ...

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