Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional

2017 15.9.30

A powerful software solution that aims to provide a friendly environment for the collaboration between development teams and testers

The Test Professional edition of Microsoft Visual Studio focuses on test case management, delivering advanced tools designed to meet the requirements of software testers, analysts, and product managers. It encloses professional collaboration tools that facilitate communication during the product development process, but it is not a fully-featured IDE, such as the other Visual Studio editions.

Rich and powerful testing tools


Its purpose is to provide users with the power to control test management activities from test planning to execution and tracking. To achieve this, it seamlessly connects to the test managers of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services, running tests that can offer a real-time insight on the development progress and the way standards are met.
Aside from test case management functions, Visual Studio Test Professional is the go-to utility for both exploratory and manual testing. Ad-hoc (or exploratory) tests allow action recording and annotations, as well as bug reporting options, which can be merged to generate other test cases. Manual testing involves the use of a browser (web-based text management and execution) and allows for the tracking of each step, with attached comments and bug reports.

Familiar layout with additional testing capabilities


Aside from the generous software testing toolset, Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional delivers the familiar yet completely customizable layout and working environment of all the other editions: a tab-based editor with bookmark support, an integrated object browser, and code definition management, as well as a built-in snippet manager. Its capabilities can be enhanced using extensions.
Releases can be easily managed using source control, which makes it easier for developers to automate cross-environment deployment or testing operations.

A robust product testing platform for advanced users


With professional-grade testing tools and traceability options for the entire development process, Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional encourages collaboration between all those involved in the creation of a new product, from the development team to the stakeholders and the customer, who can offer valuable feedback.
Thanks to the familiar working environment and the empowering testing capabilities, the fluency of the team's workflow can increase, ultimately resulting in higher productivity.
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