U (Visual Studio Team System Glossary)

This glossary defines key terms that are used in the Visual Studio Team System Help.

unit test

A test that confirms the functionality and performance of specific modules and behaviors of code. Often, a subset of unit tests are used as check-in tests to discover bugs before a build.

usage scenario

Descriptions of the tasks that users perform to accomplish their work.

use case

A behaviorally related sequence of interactions that an actor performs in a dialog with a system to provide some measurable value to the actor; a collection of scenarios.


The customer who uses a computer system or a software product. People who make use of something.

user profile

A description of the eventual users of the solution in terms of geography, organizational and communication structures, user functions, resource availability, and other relevant information.

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