The general tab provides a View summary, including the purpose and the intended audience, and the option to edit this information using the Edit Metadata link.
In addition you will be able to export a view summary PDF or DOC.
The Test Report button allows you to create a report based on a draft view in order to ensure it is returning the desired results before activation.
When the view is in draft mode you are also presented with the option to change the data source, this is useful when you need to switch from a development connection to production. Click on the Change link next to the data source and you will be able to select one of the same type to redirect to.
here to learn more about this process.