Amazing Windows 8.1 Online Sessions, starting this week

Starting this week there are amazing online sessions for Windows 8.1, it will start 25 Sep and end 11 Dec, in the below link you will find it all to regsiter

thttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/ikivanc/archive/2013/09/19/10-online-windows-8-1-sessions.aspx

Enjoy the sessions :)

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Speaking at Microsoft About Software Testing with TFS 2012

On Tuesday 30 Jul 2013 I will be speaking at Microsoft Egypt in smart village about Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012, you can join us at smart village or online, waiting for you there Smile

Microsoft

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In this session we cover the improvements to Microsoft Test Manager 2012 and the new exploratory testing approach offered by Microsoft Test Manager. Microsoft Test Manager 2012 can be used to organize your test plans, author and manage your test cases, and run manual tests. Also we will cover Coded UI tests that provide a way to create fully automated tests to validate the functionality and behavior of your application’s user interface. .

Please join us at the “Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012″

Date: Tuesday 30th of July 2013
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Session: “Software Testing with Test Manager 2012 (VS2012)”
Speaker: Ahmed Nasr
Venue
: Microsoft building – Smart Village

Now, you can join the session online through the below links:
Note: please make sure that you are using good internet connection

https://join.microsoft.com/meet/azzae/QW29M3WP
Join by Phone
+20235393330
Find a local number
Conference ID: 66127341

See you there Smile

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What’s New in Visual Studio 2012 – Update 2 RTM Release?

Visual Studio 2012 – Update 2 RTM is officially released , you can check the announcement in Somasegar’s Blog , Also you can download it from here

Right now there is a big buzz on Twitter about this new amazing update :)

Feature Summary

Agile Planning

  1. Work Item Filtering
  2. Kanban Board
  3. Send Work Items using email

Quality Enablement (Testing)

  1. Windows Store
  2. Windows Phone
  3. Coded UI Testing
  4. Web based Test Case Management
  5. Test Explorer Enhancements
  6. SharePoint
  7. Unit Testing
  8. Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)

Quality Enablement (Debugging)

  1. Code Map
  2. IntelliTrace

Line of Business (LOB) Application Development

  1. LightSwitch
  2. Blend, SketchFlow & XAML Editors

Developer Experience

  1. Web Based Version Control
  2. TFS Build
  3. Team Explorer Enhancements
  4. TFS Upgrades & Availability
  5. Visual Studio IDE
    • New Blue Theme for Visual Studio IDE

Web Development

  1. ASP.NET & Web Tools 2012.2 (Update 2) is included in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (no changes from stand-alone release)

 

Fixes

  1. Update 2 contains various fixes, for a complete list please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2797912

 

For more info, please check this wonderful post by visual studio ALM Team

Happy ALM :)

 

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Speaking at Microsoft About Planning and Tracking with TFS2012

Update: the session will be on Wednesday 20 March

On Monday 18 Mar 2013 I will be speaking at Microsoft Egypt in smart village about Planning and Tracking with TFS 2012, waiting for you there Smile

Microsoft Hero Mar 2013

In this session we will show you:
-How to manage your project using TFS2012.
-How to do planning with TFS2012.
-What is Work Item Query? and how to use it?
-How to track the progress of your project/tasks.
-How to link requirement with tasks ,test cases, bugs and code.
-Excel reporting, dashboards and Adhoc reporting using very fast and easy ways.
-How to easy gather requirements from customers.
-How to get customer feedback in a very easy and interactive way.

Date: Monday 18th of March 2013 Wednesday 20 March 2013
Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Session: “Planning & Tracking with TFS2012”
Speaker: Ahmed Nasr
Venue: Microsoft building – Smart Village

Waiting for you there, you can register from here if you want https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-EG&EventID=1032547929&IO=NWYfN%2fcmqj5P%2btes0hrNCg%3d%3d

Also you can join the session online through here  https://join.microsoft.com/meet/azzae/QW29M3WP

Conference ID: 66127341

See you there Smile

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Test Impact (Data Adapter) – Makes tester life easier.

If you are Tester, I’m sure you have been in these situations before or at least one of them.

a) You are asked to test the last changes done by the developers and it’s hard to tell how their code impact the application specially if many of their changes affect many parts of the application and not just specific part.

b) Sometimes developer may change something in a base class that is used by many functions in the application and he/she can’t tell you what you are really supposed to test.

c) After several builds and releases you or the customer finds a bug that was supposed to be fixed & tested in an old build, and after investigation, your team found that it was due to a change in an old function that was reused in the new feature in the app, but the written code affects the old feature.

With Test Impact you can overcome all the above situations.

Because simply what “Test impact” do is see what parts of the code have been called by the test cases you run. So when a new build is done and this build has code changes to the code that was already tested by test cases. You will get notified which test cases you should run again to verify those changes.

Imagine that you have about more than 400 old passed test cases and you get notified that you should run 14 test cases due to the latest code changes. I’m sure you will love that Smile

Here is how you do it:

1) You need to open the test plan properties then open the test settings or make a new one

Test Plan Properties

2) Then on the data and diagnostics tab you need to choose the Test Impact then click finish

data and diagnostics

3) Don’t forget to always run your test cases while this test setting is used.

a. If you only need it with some test cases then don’t make this test setting as the default in the test plan and then when you run the test case you can choose run with options and choose the test settings you want.

4) Now after you run your test cases and developers changes a lot of code and you wish to know what to test. In Microsoft Test Manager, select the Track tab to open the track activity. By default, the Queries window is loaded.

5) Select the Assign Build link to view the available builds and the impacted work items between the selected build and the current build.

Assign Build

6) Select the latest build and click on view to see if there were any BUG to verify or user story that was developed to start to run its test cases

7) But to see the scenario we are talking about we need to click on Recommended Tests tab to see the test cases that should rerun again based on the code changed

Recommended Tests

8) Then select the test cases and click on Rest to active.

Summary:

By applying Test Impact in the data and diagnostics tab of the test settings, this feature helps you decide which test cases you should rerun based on changes made to an application.

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Cross Browser Testing with Coded UI Tests

At last the feature that many testers wanted and waited for is NOW available.

Today with the launch of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 1, you will find some new test features in Microsoft Test Manager in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1. And the among these features is the one that we waited long for it “ Cross Browser Testing with Coded UI ” Smile

Now users will be able to perform functional testing of web applications across IE/Firefox/Chrome.

System Requirements:

  1. Operating System: Windows 8 X86 Client/Windows 8 X64/Win7 X64/Win7 X86/Win2k8 R2 SP1
  2. IE version – IE9/ classic IE10
  3. Firefox version – 15+
  4. Chrome version – 21+
  5. Visual Studio Ultimate/Premium – VS 2012 RTM  + VS 2012 Update 1 CTP
  6. Selenium NET Bindings and the Selenium ChromeDriver made available to you through an installer on Visual Studio Gallery. Refer to the file attachment “CUIT Cross Browser Testing Acquisition” for more details

Features:

The following features are available across the various web browsers:

  • Recording support for actions and validation on supported IE browsers
  • Hand-coding scenarios support for such things as control properties, search, and playback waiters.
  • Support for popups and dialog
  • Ability to execute basic JavaScript with no return type
  • Search resilience (via smart match) and performance improvements

Scenario Videos:

Record on IE and Playback everywhere

Author cross browser tests with Coded UI Test Builder

Author cross browser tests using plain hand coding without UI Map

Run cross browser tests sequentially on multiple browsers

Troubleshoot cross browser test failures

Known Limitations

  1. No support for Safari browser
  2. Browser launch needs to be part of the UITest. In case you have a browser already open and you want to run steps on the opened browser, playback will fail for non-IE browser windows. Hence, it is advisable to have launch too as part of the test case.
  3. Automating browser based actions such as Maximize/minimize/restore is not supported

for more info click here

Happy Testing Smile

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Speaking at Microsoft About Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012

On Tuesday 9 Oct 2012 I will be speaking at Microsoft Egypt in smart village about Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012, if the registration is full you can join us online, waiting for you there Smile

Microsoft

Hero

In this session we cover the improvements to Microsoft Test Manager 2012 and the new exploratory testing approach offered by Microsoft Test Manager. Microsoft Test Manager 2012 can be used to organize your test plans, author and manage your test cases, and run manual tests. Also we will cover Coded UI tests that provide a way to create fully automated tests to validate the functionality and behavior of your application’s user interface. .

Please join us at the “Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012″

Date: Tuesday 9th of October 2012
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session: “Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012”
Speaker: Ahmed Nasr
Venue
: Microsoft building – Smart Village

Now, you can join the session online through the below links:
Note: please make sure that you are using good internet connection
Join online meeting
https://join.microsoft.com/meet/azzae/Q0F5C834
Join by Phone
+20235393330
Find a local number
Conference ID: 1142895

See you there Smile

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