Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers ... cool stuff for us tester's

As tester’s some of our worst project nightmares are:

 Forgot to tell you we just made changes to Requirement 439

Here’s a build, What's in it?, I’ve no idea

Project is behind, QA has 3 weeks to test

That’s not a defect – show me!

I could go on but I think you get the picture, well QAer’s Microsoft has come to our aid with VSTS and it’s our own edition.

Below are just some of the cool stuff thats in our edition and may help to eliminate some of your nightmares:

  • Access to the Team Project
  • Our own Project/Solution with document templates, everyone on your QA Team can share and communicate stuff about the project
  • Version Control for our documents and all test scripts
  • Work Items -> scenario’s, bugs, tasks, risk, and you can create your own customized work items and you can customize the out of box work items
  • Ability to assign work items to other team member's
  • Ability to associate a work items to other work items
  • Ability to associate work items to your tests
  • Ability to use Unit tests, improve them, write them, help development write them, good unit tests make great regression tests
  • Build Reports that tell you about code changes, fixes, new functionality, the quality
  • Workspace where your daily stuff is stored
  • Ability to publish your work to a team data warehouse
  • Capability to query the data warehouse
  • Queries already built for you
  • Reports already built for you or create your own
  • Tools like Test Manager for organizing your tests into test lists
  • Use Code Coverage – run along side your tests and see how much your tests are covering the actual development code
  • Ability to share your test results, analyze them thru reports
  • Multiple test types, Manual, Web, Load, Ordered, Generic, Unit
  • The concept of our tests runs associated to a build and reported on for all to see
  • Ability to track the status of our projects, know when you are done, know the state of things in real time
  • Project Portal where we can put information for all to see, test results, reports, how are we doing stuff, metrics and much much more

My hope in posting this listing is to intrigue you to want to know more .. if  you have specifics you’d like to know more about just ask.

Did you know VSTS Edition for Testers won the Software Test and Performance Tester’s Choice award for .NET Test/Performance Solution category and was runner up for three other categories: Load/Performance Test, Defect/Issue Management, and Integrated Test Suite.

“Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.”  by David Cronenberg ( Canadian Film Director)

Have a good evening … Testa