Voluntarily provide stakeholder feedback using the Test & Feedback extension

Last Update: 4/7/2017

Team Services | TFS 2017

Stakeholders can respond to feedback requests for user stories and features generated in Team Services or Team Foundation Server using a lightweight end-to-end flow based on the Test & Feedback extension (previously called the Exploratory Testing extension). Only users with Basic access can request feedback. Basic users can provide feedback using the flow described in this topic.

NOTE: This lightweight end-to-end flow is applicable only for web apps and by using Team Services or TFS 2017. To get feedback for desktop apps, or for earlier versions of TFS, use the feedback flow described in this topic about the Microsoft Feedback Client.

Provide voluntary feedback

You can use the Test & Feedback extension to provide feedback voluntarily, even if you haven't received a specific feedback request.

  1. Open the Test & Feedback extension in your browser using the launch exploratory testing icon in the toolbar.

  2. In the Connection settings page, choose Connected mode.

    Choosing Connected mode

  3. Connect to the server and the project or team that is requesting feedback.

    Entering connection details

  4. Start the exploratory testing session.

    Starting the exploratory testing session

  5. Open the application you want to provide feedback on and begin your feedback. For example, choose Capture screenshot to take a screenshot.

    Capturing a screenshot

    You can use all the capabilities of the extension such as capturing screenshots, notes, and screen recordings.

    Some browsers may not provide all of the capture capabilities. See Which web browsers does the extension support?

  6. When you are done capturing feedback, Choose Provide feedback.

    Submitting your feedback

    You can optionally choose to create bugs and tasks when you submit your feedback. The process is the same as described here.

  7. All your feedback captured is shown in the response form. Type a suitable title and, optionally, select a star rating for the feature you've been testing.

    Entering a title and star rating

  8. Save your feedback. This create a work item in Team Services or TFS containing all your feedback.

  9. Continue to capture more feedback if required. You can submit multiple feedback responses, bugs, and tasks for the same feedback request.

  10. Choose the Stop icon to end your feedback session.

    Ending your feedback session

See also

Help and support

Submit bugs through Connect, make suggestions on Uservoice, and send quick thoughts using the Send-a-Smile icon link in the Visual Studio, Team Services, or TFS title bar. We look forward to your feedback.