Over the last few months, there has been a consistent ask for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) / Team Foundation Server (TFS) Testing Tools roadmap. I would like to share our strategic direction, what we have delivered over the last 6 months and where we are headed.
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I seem to get these three questions about Manual Testing on a regular basis and thought i would share the answers:
1. How to get the column/row data populated in the test chart dialog?
(In a Visual Studio Team Services Project: Menus are: Test>Test Plan>Charts>
(Editors Note: One of the most popular series of blog posts on the ALM Blog was Terje’s posts on Unit Testing. So when he asked to republish his Norwegian post on the ALM blog the answer was of course an enthusiastic YES!.
Leveraging Donovan’s great DevOps series on building his Ignite Demo here is a walk through for using Selenium with Visual Studio Team Services and the PartsUnlimited sample found at: https://github.com/Microsoft/PartsUnlimited
Getting Started with Selenium in a Continuous Integration Pipeline
Performing user interface testing as part of the build process is a great way of detecting unexpected changes and need not be difficult.
Visual Studio Testing Tools enables development teams ensure higher quality applications and adopt latest testing practices. These Testing tools provide insightful information enabling development teams to reproduce and fix issues sooner and faster. Ensuring higher quality applications and a better customer experience.
One of our premier test partners Testhouse (Shivaram Patil and Roshin Jacob) has been working with Hosam Kamel(Microsoft regional technology solution professional and ALM Ranger) for performance testing one of our mutual enterprise customers. The project was focused on using Visual Studio to do a performance and load testing for Seibel application.
While Tarun couldn’t attend the MVP Summit in person (having just gotten married it didn’t seem the most prudent use of his vacation time<g>); he was definitely well missed and more importantly put the time to good use and added another post to the MVP Blog series.
Visual Studio Update 2 added a light weight browser based test management to the already set of rich test features in the Visual Studio family. The goal of these test features are to enable development teams an easy way of viewing and editing test cases,
Visual Studio Updates are a mechanism we are using to provide ongoing value throughout the year to our Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. These updates will provide features to support the latest software trends in the market, and also offer an easy way to deploy bug fixes.
Hands down one of the best training tools Microsoft has for Application Lifecycle Tools is Brian Keller’s virtual machines. Today Brian released another of these virtual machines -this one focused on the integration between System Center 2012 Operations Manager and Team Foundation Server 2012.