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Tracking and Verifying Bugs

Tracking the status of bugs is an important task that helps you measure the quality of the applications that you are testing. You can triage bugs with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate by viewing the details of the bug and determining whether the bug should be fixed or not. You can assign the bug to another user to fix the bug or perhaps to provide more information.

When a bug is fixed, it can be assigned to a tester to verify that the bug has been fixed and has not introduced additional issues into the application under test.

All these bugs can be viewed, updated, and tracked by using both Microsoft Test Manager and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

Use the following topics to help you review, assign, and verify bugs:

Key Tasks

Associated Topics

Tracking the Bugs for Your Team Project: You can track bugs that are assigned to you, or you can create queries to track the bugs for your team project. You can assign these bugs and change the priority or state as necessary, based on your quality goals for the iteration of your project.

How to: Track Your Bugs

Verifying Bugs: By using the functionality provided in Microsoft Test Manager, you can verify that a bug has been fixed by rerunning the test associated with the bug and updating the bug, based on the test result.

How to: Verify a Bug is Fixed Using Microsoft Test Manager

Reporting on Your Bugs: You can run reports provided for your team project to show the bug status, bug trends and the number of bugs that are closed and then reactivated.

Customize a Bug or Test Case Work Item Type: If the Bug or the Test Case work item types that are provided in your team project do not meet your needs you can create your own or customize one of the provided types.

Submitting Bugs

You can submit bugs by using both Microsoft Test Manager and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

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