Excellent List of FREE Webcasts around our new Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools!


Improving Developer and Tester Collaboration using Visual Studio 2010 May 11, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

Visual Studio 2010 introduces a powerful new set of tools and capabilities that enable testers and developers to collaborate like never before. Using VS 2010, testers can easily create actionable bugs when a defect is found. The level of data collected and attached to the bug enables developers to quickly take action and locate the root cause of the bug.

During this free one hour webcast we will explore and demonstrate the collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server.

· Learn how to stop the defect ping pong between testers and developers

· Imagine creating an ACTIONABLE BUG that contains enough information that you are able to take IMMEDIATE ACTION to find the root cause and repair the problem

· Discover how to quickly and completely capture bugs in such a way that developers can reproduce them

· Picture a world where testers can capture detailed diagnostics simply by running a test as they normally would, and attach these diagnostics to bug reports at the click of a button

Practicing Effective Test Management with Microsoft Test Manager and Team Foundation Server 2010 May 18, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will show you the testing and quality assurance lifecycle using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2010 introduces a new set of tools and capabilities that enable testers to easily create, design, organize, and execute test plans.

· See Microsoft Test Manager, an intuitive new interface to design, organize and execute software test plans

· Discover how to effectively manage software testing activities using Visual Studio and TFS 2010

· Learn how to create test plans in Visual Studio 2010

· Acquire insight into how to best organize and leverage your software testing assets including test plans, test cases and test results

· Learn how Microsoft Test Manager can help your organization effectively collaborate

· Learn how to create robust Quality Assurance reports from TFS

Managing Requirements and Tracking Defects with Team Foundation Server 2010 May 25, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate the requirements management and defect tracking capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010.

Visual Studio 2010 introduces a new set of tools and capabilities that enable analysts and testers to easily manage requirements and track defects.

· Learn how to manage requirements and defects through the lifecycle, including planning, workflow, traceability, review, change management, and reporting

· See how you can link each test case to the relevant requirements or user stories, depending on your project management methodology

· When requirements or user stories, or features are ready to be tested, you can run your tests for each configuration that you specified

· Explore reporting options for traceability and requirement validation documentation

Manual and Automated Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager June 1, 2011 3:00pm – 4:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate the manual and automated testing capabilities when using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2010 introduces a new set of tools and capabilities that enable testers to easily create and maintain and execute both manual and automated tests.

· Imagine knowing which manual regression tests you had to run, given the code changes in the recent build!

· Imagine being able to record your exploratory testing and turn that exploration into detailed test steps – with just a few commands!

· Imagine taking a manual test run and, in seconds, turning it into an automated test

· Learn how you can create recordings of actions you perform for a manual test case. You can play back this action recording to fast forward to a particular step in a manual test to verify a bug has been fixed, or you can use it to fast forward to save you time when you run a test

· Learn how you can now create automated UI tests, known as coded UI tests, using new automation libraries

· See how you can import an action recording and generate code that represents your UI controls, or you can locate your UI controls and perform actions on them. You can then add validation code to verify that your application under test is working correctly

Load and Performance Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 June 8, 2011 3:00pm – 4:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate the load and performance testing capabilities when using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2010 introduces a new set of tools and capabilities that enable performance testers to create load and performance test scripts and scenarios, run load and performance tests and generate detailed reports for bottleneck identification.

· Discover the load and performance test capabilities of Visual Studio 2010

· Learn how to create performance and stress tests using Web Performance Test recording and the Load Test creation wizard

· Explore powerful new configuration, emulation and settings options for your tests

· Learn how to create data-driven web performance tests

· Observe live system metrics into TFS while performing load tests

· Discover the rich integration with Microsoft Office tools for analysis and reporting

· Learn how to analyze and compare load test runs

Implementing Test Lab Virtualization with Microsoft Lab Management June 15, 2011 3:00pm – 4:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate the test lab virtualization capabilities when using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2010 introduces a new set of tools and capabilities that enable testers and developers to easily create virtual test environments using virtual machine technologies, templates and pre-defined environments. Microsoft Lab Management allows just in time deployment of test machines configured exactly to specification, and snapshotting of these environments when issues are discovered.

· Learn how to setup and teardown test environments with Microsoft Lab Management

· Reduce time required to build a test environment

· Eliminate the need to share test environments across your developer and testing groups via virtualization

· Experience the “out-of-the-box” rich integration with Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation server capabilities

· Discover how virtual test environment snapshots enable:

o Reverting to ‘clean’ state for new builds or running tests

o On demand creation of environments as necessary

o Sharing a snapshot frozen at the point of failure with developers for more actionable bugs

Reporting and Dashboard Options in Team Foundation Server 2010 June 22, 2011 3:00pm – 4:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate the reporting and dashboard capabilities when using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2010 includes comprehensive and easy to use tools for creating dashboards and reports to track your software development and testing efforts in Team Foundation Server 2010.

· Discover the rich integration of Visual Studio and Team Foundation server with other Microsoft tools for reporting such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Sharepoint and Project

· Experience seeing your testing and development progress on a simple and easily accessible dashboard, drilling down into critical details as necessary

· Experience using Microsoft Test Manager queries to track status of work items assigned to you and to others

· Implement both included and custom Excel reports to track testing progress, defect status, requirements coverage, code churn, trends in key fields and much more

· See how you can also track the bugs for your whole team project to determine the overall quality of areas of the application under test

· Learn how to create robust reports from TFS and Visual Studio

Testing SharePoint - Functional and Performance Testing for SharePoint based applications using Visual Studio 2010 June 29, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will we'll demonstrate the SharePoint specific testing capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server.

More and more SharePoint is being leveraged as an application platform within organizations for both internal and external systems. Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 include features specifically designed for testing SharePoint based development efforts.

· Discover new Unit Testing features designed for use in SharePoint projects

· Witness the use of IntelliTrace for advanced debugging of SharePoint for both developers and testers to help find root cause and create actionable bugs

· See how Microsoft Test Manager can be used to manage testing efforts for SharePoint based applications

· Experience creation of Coded-UI automation for testing SharePoint based apps

· Learn how to create Performance Tests in Visual Studio 2010’s Web Test recorder with functionality specifically designed to deal with SharePoint GUIDs and other characteristics of the platform

· Learn best practices for testing SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio

SCRUM and Microsoft ALM: Using Team Foundation Server 2010 and the Microsoft SCRUM Process Template July 6, 2011 3:00pm – 4:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate the capabilities and use of the new Microsoft SCRUM MSFT template for Team Foundation Server 2010.

In 2010 Microsoft released a template for Team Foundation Server 2010 Team Projects designed for use in the SCRUM development methodology. This free template enables organizations practicing SCRUM or a variant thereof to manage TFS Team Projects with minimal customization.

· Discover the features on the new MSFT SCRUM template and how they could help your Application Lifecycle Management process

· Learn the new work item types included in the SCRUM template such as Sprint and Impediment

· Explore the differences between the SCRUM template and the traditional MSFT Agile template

· See the new workflow included in the template and how it fosters the use of this template for true SCRUM methodology

· See the new reports included in the template for SCRUM projects

· Witness the creation of a SCRUM Team Project and a scenario for use

Customizing Team Foundation Server 2010 Team Projects - Make TFS work for you July 13, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate the customization capabilities for Team Foundation Server 2010. Team Foundation Server 2010 has a vast array of options for customizing templates, work item types, fields, workflow, reports, notifications, security, builds and more. To implement these options, several tools and techniques are applied. Customizing TFS allows an organization to make the tool work for their specific software development and testing process, rather than having to modify processes to use the tool.

· Imagine fully customizing Team Foundation Server to work with your Application Lifecycle Management process

· Discover the points of customization within TFS

· Learn how to create a custom process template and use this as the basis for your team projects

· Explore custom work item types and learn how to create and share them across projects

· See the creation of new fields on work item forms

· Witness the capabilities to make fields dynamic using workflow and the Process Explorer

· See custom build workflow in action

· Customize alerts to suit your needs for this collaborative environment

Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools: An Overview July 20, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

During this free one hour webcast we will demonstrate and outline the features contained in the Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools package. Power Tools have traditionally been the way Microsoft adds incremental functionality to Team Foundation Server. Keeping up with the capabilities and implementing Power Tools can give your organization that critical piece of functionality you need to improve efficiency and accomplish your Application Lifecycle Management goals. This presentation outlines the new features included in the initial and September 2010 release of TFS Power Tools.

· See the new Alerts Explorer for customizing alerts based on TFS events

· Explore the new backup power tool and restore wizard for backing up the critical database components of TFS 2010 and restoring via a GUI

· Learn how to apply the Best Practices Analyzer to help create the most efficient TFS ALM process

· Imagine the ability to create additional Check-In Policies with the Check-In policy pack

· Use the Process Explorer to explore and customize project workflow

· See enhancements to Team Explorer including labels and wildcards

· Witness the capabilities of the new Team Foundation Server command line power tool in action

· Explore new PowerShell cmdlets, Windows Shell Extensions and Work Item types

Comments (4)
  1. Jarlath Eoin Gallagher says:

    Hi Angela,

    I seem to have just missed the first webinar in this series and was wondering if these will be made available offline when they have been cast?

    Thank you in advance,

    Jarlath 🙂

  2. Hi Jarlath,

        Those webcasts are not done by Microsoft so we have no way of recording those.  You might want to contact ALPI and see if they can proovide you with a link to the content, or perhaps even repeat the session for you.  Thanks!

  3. akram says:

    please send me the recorded webinar for coded UI testing to my mail id

    akram@excelindia,cim

  4. Hi Akram,

       Those webcasts are not done by Microsoft so we have no way of recording or sharing those.  You might want to contact ALPI and see if they can proovide you with a link to the content, or perhaps even repeat the session for you.  Thanks!

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