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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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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VS 2010 Ships!

I am happy to say that VS 2010 is generally available starting today! Go to the Visual Studio home page for information. As you are probably aware, we put a huge investment in our testing products into this release. I outlined the new features with my post Elevating the Role of the Tester with Visual…

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Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques for Visual Studio 2010

Contents Overview How Web Performance Tests Work Overview of New Features in VS 2010 Debugging a Web Test to Find and Fix Dynamic Parameters Adding Your Own Web Test Recorder Plugin to Make Record/Playback “Just Work” More Recorder Enhancements in VS 2010 New Tools Options for the Recorder Looping and Branching in Web Tests Request…

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Product Transitions from VS 2008 to VS 2010 for Load Testing

If you are currently using VS 2008, here is how I compare the products and components you use for load testing. VS 2008     VS 2010     Description     Key differences     VS Team System Test Edition   VS Team System Suite VS Ultimate 2010     Client for developing load tests…

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Parameterizing Tests to Run in Different Environments

Sean has a great post on running Web tests and load tests from the command line. A hidden feature is that you can set parameter values from environment variables, which enables you to target different environments with the same test without editing the test. You may develop your web tests and load tests in one…

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Install Visual Studio 2010 RC Today

Visual Studio 2010 RC is available on the Web today for MSDN subscribers. Go to the RC landing page for details. We have a very short window, just a few weeks, for incorporating feedback from you back into the product for RTM. Please install the RC today, so we can fix any critical issues you…

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New Web and Load Test Features in Beta2

In beta2 we added a number of new minor features, and a couple of major ones. We also changed our licensing model, which you can read about here. Here is a list of the minor features we added, along with a brief description of each. The last one in the list, compare two runs in…

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New Performance Testing Training Available from RTTS

RTTS, a premier testing consultancy and test tools training company, now has training available for performance and load testing with VSTS 2008. RTTS specializes in providing software quality services, and offers training on a variety of tools. It is great to see VSTS in the mix as they see demand for VSTS growing. RTTS offers…

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