Gautam Goenka [MSFT]

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Test Scribe for MTM 11 Beta is out

 The Test Scribe Power Tool, which is used to generate documentation for test plan and test run for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has been updated for MTM 11 Beta.  The updated version is here.  The MTM 2010 version continues to be here...

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 Test Manager (MTM).  As you know, the test attachments can be cleaned using Test Attachment Cleaner tool which is part of TFS Power Tools.  However, even with the cleaner tool, the experience is not ideal and based on feedback, we did ...

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 the V1.2 RTM version...

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 points are assigned to me? In Test->Run Tests, you can click on Filter on the left side to do filtering by Tester andor Configurations.  Refer the screenshots below.  ...

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 default...

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: ...

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 testcase /import of the test assembly.  This step creates a test case work item corresponding to unit test on the client side.  With this, users can do many new scenarios – most importantly start viewing the history/trend of the result. A FAQ ...

How To: Bulk edit action recording?

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has test runner using which one can do manual testing. One of the features that many folks use while doing manual testing using test runner is the Fast Forward feature. With this feature, a tester can do an action recording and later use that to fast forward the test with playback of the recording. A while back, ...

Sample XPath utility for Coded UI Test

Some important notes before I talk about the utility - The attached sample utility adds support for XPath query to Coded UI Test for searching controls.  The utility uses built-in XPath parser and other classes of .NET and as such is conformant to .NET’s XPath Syntax.  The new utility assembly adds two extension ...