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Team Edition for Testers

Visual Studio Team Edition for Testers includes a suite of test tools that are integrated closely with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005; they work not only in their own testing framework, but also within a larger framework of software life cycle tools.

Team Edition for Testers lets you create, manage, edit, and run tests, and also obtain and store test results. Several test types, including unit, Web, load, and manual tests, in addition to the measurement of code coverage, are integrated into Visual Studio. To learn more about the different available test types, see Selecting a Test Type.

You run tests using the Visual Studio IDE. Additionally, you can run groups of tests or any single test other than the manual test type from a command line.

Because the testing tools are integrated with the other parts of the Visual Studio Team System, you can publish results to a database, generate trend and historical reports, compare different kinds of data, and see how many and which bugs were found because of testing.

In This Section

Getting Started with Team System Testing Tools

Provides links that take you on a tour through the tools and windows of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers.

Testing Tools Tasks

Provides links that describe the tasks involved in working with various kinds of tests.

Test Types

Provides links to descriptions of several test types that you can use for your specific software testing purposes.

Related Sections

Team Foundation

Provides links to topics discussing an extensible team collaboration server that enables all members of the extended IT team to manage and track the progress and health of projects.

Team Edition for Architects

Provides links to topics discussing visual designers that enable architects, operations managers, and developers to design service-oriented solutions that can be validated against their operational environments.

Team Edition for Developers

Provides links to topics discussing advanced development tools that enable teams to build reliable, mission-critical services and applications.

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