Exploratory testing with the Test & Feedback extension in Standalone mode

Azure DevOps Services | Azure DevOps Server 2022 - Azure DevOps Server 2019

All teams can use the Test & Feedback extension in Standalone mode. Users don't need an Azure DevOps subscription to use this mode.

Start testing in Standalone mode

  1. If you haven't already, install the Test & Feedback extension.

  2. Open the extension in your web browser and select Standalone mode.

    Screenshot shows starting the extension in Standalone mode.

  3. Open the web application you want to explore and start the testing session.

    Screenshot shows starting recording in Standalone mode.

  4. When you find an area that has a bug, take a screenshot of the entire screen or any part of it.

    Take a screenshot of the application issue

  5. You can annotate the screenshot using the tools available in the inline annotation toolbar.

    Screenshot show annotating a screenshot.

  6. Make notes about the issue to share with your team, and then Save the note.

    Screenshot show adding notes about the issue.

Create a bug

  1. When you finish capturing information for an issue, select Create bug.

    Screenshot shows creating a bug from the captured information.

  2. The bug form contains all your captured information. Enter a title for the bug and add any other notes you require to the description. Then Save the bug.

    Screenshot shows entering a title and description to the bug.

  3. View a list of all your activities in reverse chronological order in the Session timeline page. This page shows all the screenshots and notes you captured and the bugs you already created.

    Screenshot shows review of captured information.

End your testing session

  1. Continue to explore the application. Create more bugs as you encounter issues with the app.

  2. When you're done, stop your session.

    Screenshot shows stopping the exploratory testing session.

    The extension automatically creates a session report that contains details of all the bugs created during the session, and any attachments.

    Screenshot show the exploratory testing report.

  3. The report saves in the default Downloads folder of your web browser. Share it with the rest of your team as an email attachment, or copy it to OneNote, Word, or in any other format you prefer.

    How do I play the video recordings I created with the extension?

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