New Pluralsight course: Microsoft Test Manager 2013


Today, Pluralsight released my course on Microsoft Test Manager 2013.  I’m very excited and proud of this course, many of you probably learned about MTM with my MTM 2012 course, which was released last year. This course takes you through all the previously-found features and it includes all the new features found in 2013, including features found in TFS 2013 Update 4.

Some of the new features that you will find include:

  • New Web-based testing experience
  • Test plans and test suites as work items
  • Shared Parameters
  • Bulk insert & edit
  • Clone functionality
  • Test-related charts

The course takes you through the process of planning, managing, running, and analyzing test plans and test cases.  This course covers scripted test cases, exploratory testing, and ways for you to gather the right information to generate bugs and get them resolved quickly. The course will take you from manual verification to full automation.

If you are a tester or on a team that uses MTM as a way to manage, run, and analyze test cases, this is definitely the course for you. 

And of course, if you are preparing for Exam 70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio, you should definitely pay close attention to the material covered by this course.  Although this was not intended as study material for the exam, I’ve been told that the 2012 course helped a lot of people prepare to take the exam.

So take a look at the course and let me know if I can answer any questions that you may have!

About esteban

Esteban is the Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. He is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. Esteban is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).

10 thoughts on “Video: Sprint Planning with Visual Studio Online

  1. sanjeev

    Is this possible through MTM2013 using TFS2010 ?

    1. esteban

      No, this is a TFS Feature not an MTM feature, so you need TFS 2013

  2. Bruce Cutler

    When I select Test Case chart, nothing appears in the Group by drop down. Why not?

  3. Bruce Cutler

    In reference to test case charts in tfs 2013 update 4:
    When I select Test Case chart, nothing appears in the Group by drop down. Why not?

    1. esteban

      Bruce, make sure that before you try to do charts, you go to the Test tab, then click on Column Options, and add the columns that you want to group by. The charts only act on the data that is displayed on the grid.

  4. Anil Yadav

    Is there any way to update string in test steps of multiple test cases in one go, like ctrl+h?

  5. Dave

    I thought that packages restored to the C:\Users\{user}\.dnx\packages directory? I don’t have the test adapter DLL in my bin folder. In fact, I don’t even have a bin folder.

  6. Slawek

    Did anybody have the following error:
    Exception discovering tests from Test1: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly ‘C:\a\ff22bda8\xunit\Test1\Test1\bin\Debug\xunit.execution.desktop.dll’ or one of its dependencies. This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded.

  7. yos

    hi to all,

    I would like to configure the charts more the 9 CR’s , can I ?


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