Visual Studio 2010 Test Professional is an integrated testing toolset for individuals and teams who test applications that operate on Microsoft Windows, in Microsoft Office, or on Microsoft's web and mobile-device platforms.
Visual Studio Test Professional requires an active Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 instance to link to in order to run. A copy of Team Foundation Server 2010 and a Team Foundation Server user client access license (CAL) is included with the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscription that accompanies this product.
Visual Studio Test Professional includes the Microsoft Test Manager tool, which provides a graphic interface for manual testing that walks users through test steps while collecting important information to include in bugs that can be filed directly from the test interface.
Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 does not feature an integrated development environment for building applications.
Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Subscription
This version of Visual Studio includes a two-year subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). MSDN provides access to Microsoft operating systems and software, development kits, and the MSDN Library. Access is via the MSDN Subscriber Downloads site and through regular CD or DVD shipments. Technical support includes unlimited use of MSDN Managed Newsgroups with guaranteed response times of two business days; unlimited access to MSDN Online Concierge for nontechnical questions regarding use of the MSDN site; and two phone-based support incidents.
To activate the MSDN subscription, you must perform an additional step while retrieving your license keys from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center website. To activate an MSDN subscription, click Subscriptions in the VLSC menu bar and follow the MSDN link to enter information about the subscribing user. When the process is complete, the user will receive an email with a subscriber ID and directions to the MSDN website.
Obtaining This Product
Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. After you download the software, learn how to install it or burn it to a disc for later use.
The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the first email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.
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- When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address confirming the number of licenses you have requested.
- Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
- TechSoup will send an email with information about obtaining your license key and managing your donation at the VLSC. If you are new to the VLSC, you should wait for this email before you register there.
Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.