Load Testing Visual Studio Online

By Ed Glas, Jiange Sun, and Bill Barnett In this post we discuss how we load test Visual Studio Online. This post illustrates how vital load testing is to our development lifecycle and to having a healthy service. Cloud Cadence First some background on our engineering processes. This is an important context for the rest…

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A New Role for Me

I have been quiet on my blog for a while, mostly because I have switched jobs. I had been running dev, test, and PM for the Team Test team here in Raleigh NC, reporting to the PUM of Team Test, Amit Chatterjee in our India Development Center. My team built the load test tools and…

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Interviewing for an SDET job at Microsoft

I have been doing a lot of interviewing lately. First of all, if you are interested in coming to sunny Raleigh, NC to work as an SDET on my team, let me know! We are hiring. Second, I want to give people a flavor of what to be prepared for in an interview. In a…

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Plugins for Handling JSON and msbin1 SilverLight Payloads on codeplex

We enabled two new key extensibility points in VS 2010 to better handle rich post bodies that we often see with “web 2.0” style apps and with SilverLight. The first is you can create custom editors for the request body: Request Body Plugins (also here: How to: Create a Custom HTTP Body Editor for the…

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MSDN Docs Updated for July

Of all the great things we did with the product in 2010, one area I was surprised and pleased by is how far our documentation came thanks to the heroics of Howie Hilliker. Howie has been busy since we shipped, continuing to beef up the MSDN documentation. We get regular updates to the docs through…

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Version 3.5 of the Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide Available

Geoff Gray has done it again, adding a bunch of new content to the Quick Reference Guide at http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/. I strongly recommend you download this documentation and keep it in “your back pocket”. One thing to note is that in its current form it does not get indexed by search engines, so you need to…

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New SharePoint 2010 Load Test Toolkit Released

The SharePoint team released the Administration Toolkit for SharePoint 2010 (SPAT2010). One part of this toolkit is a great new load testing kit for 2010. The toolkit was initially developed by the SharePoint product team’s perf testing team, and then made available publicly. SharePoint is a real challenge to do performance testing against (or any…

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Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 2.0) Published

Version 2 of the Quick Reference Guide has now been published. This guide is chock-full of information gathered through real experience with the product. This new version contains 97 new or updated articles. Special thanks to Geoff Gray for once again spearheading this effort. Geoff is one of a handful of elite VS load test…

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Updated Load Test Links for April 2010

I’ve updated my Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests, which is a list of links to load test content. I added a bunch of links on what’s new in VS 2010, as well as a few additional links: Dynamics AX Performance and Load Testing: Application Benchmark Toolkit Parameterizing Tests to Run in Different…

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Great New Documentation for Performance Testing Now Online

I am very excited about the new level of documentation we have in this release. Howie Hilliker has done a fantastic job enhancing our documentation. We actually have screen shots and artwork in the docs now! Also thanks to the load test product team for reviewing the content. The documentation has been completely reorganized, with…

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