Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 – Final CTP

Okay, some interesting things are on the horizon for Visual Studio 2012 with Update 1 having reached CTP final. That means that we will be getting the update real soon. But what does this mean for test?? 
Chuck's Post on the ALM blog shows the full list but thought that I would run this as a series of blogs on each of the bits relevant to test and what they mean to us but as a starter for 10, here is what we can look forward to: 
New Features in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1
(ordered by what we hear customers asking for regularly)  
  • Cross browser testing support for coded UI tests 
  • The ability to pause and resume manual test sessions in Microsoft Test Manager  
  • Edit Test Case properties directly from the test runner of Microsoft Test Manager  
  • The ability to create coded UI tests for SharePoint 2010 Applications  
  • Create an image action log from exploratory tests  
  • Populate Test Suites using hierarchical queries in Microsoft Test Manager.  
  • Command line functionality for copying entire test suites and all the containing test cases (Deep copy)
  • Data collectors populate trait information for Visual Studio unit test grouping  
  • Usability improvements for coded UI tests  
  • The ability for the Test Explorer to group and filter tests 
  • Publish test results to TFS from the command-line  
  • Web and Load testing support for SharePoint applications  
  • Automatic updates for Microsoft Test Manager and Microsoft Feedback Client  
  • IntelliTrace collection for SharePoint Applications  
 
Now there is some cool stuff coming with regard to Test Case management on the web which can be found on Brian's blog post but later he took this back in this post which is disappointing but is very much something to look forward to in Update 2. I can tell you that we have been beta testing this and it is very exciting :) 
 
Danny

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