Microsoft Test Manager – hot fix available

On Oct. 12th Microsoft has published a hot fix for issues that were causing Test Manager to crash and memory leaks that caused data and productivity loss. After downloading the hot fix I noticed that in the Test Case iterations section that are new buttons and bugs fixed. See what I’ve found so far below:

1. You can now delete test case iterations without crashing MTM. And working with data in the iterations seems smoother.

2. You will now have a “Remove parameter” button which allows you to remove a parameter from you iterations and/or test steps.

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3. You will also have a “Rename parameter” button which allows you to rename a parameter in your test case iterations and/or shared steps.

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4. Last you will have a “Delete parameter” button which allows you to delete a parameter in your test case iterations and/or shared steps. Deletions with this button only removes the @ sign from the parameter in the steps. You can still highlight the parameter in the step and click the delete button on your keyboard, this removes all instances of the parameter in your test case.

Note: shared step parameters display in associated test cases however, you can only Rename, Remove or Delete parameters from within the shared step itself. At the moment you are able to select the shared step parameter and proceed with selecting the test case remove, delete or rename button and proceed again as if executing the button feature right to the end. The action does not actually work!

Note: the issue with deleting a parameter in a shared step and the associated test cases not being updated still exists. This hot fix does not include a fix for this.

Click this link: hot fix KB2387011  to download.