Friday, December 18, 2009

Running MSTest Standalone

It’s been a very long time since I posted on this blog – I’ve been quite busy with work as well as writing articles for http://www.searchsoftwarequality.com (head over and check out my tips and Expert Answers).

I stumbled across this today—how-to guide to running MS Test standalone. http://www.shunra.com/shunrablog/index.php/2009/04/23/running-mstest-without-visual-studio/

Full disclosure, during my last stint at Microsoft, I worked on this internally. However, I never disclosed how to do it. I do not know Shunra and I honor my non-disclosure to the fullest extent.

At the same time, I’m thrilled. MSTest is a great product and I’d really love it if MS produced a standalone version. According to this post by an MSFT employee, there’s a lot of discussion around it:

this is one of the things on a higher priorities that we are considering for a future release though this is yet being worked out as such there if no formal statement. I am pushing for this & may have a update in a couple months. http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vststest/thread/2897fb68-ef48-4941-a49e-fe8cb1b5aced/

So who knows, maybe we’ll see something soon!

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