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…


VS 2010 Test Agent and Test Controller Troubleshooting Guide

Michael Koltachev, Geoff Staneff, and the rest of the TE team put together a valuable troubleshooting guide for troubleshooting a VS 2010 test rig. Check it out at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vststest/thread/df043823-ffcf-46a4-9e47-1c4b8854ca13. In VS 2005 and 2008 agent and controller setup, all the configuration was done in setup. If any of the config steps failed, setup rolled back….


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…


Configuration Options for Load Testing with Visual Studio 2010

In this post I outlined the products you need for load testing with Visual Studio 2010. I included a diagram with one configuration option for load tests. Here I will discuss other configurations available. Configuration 1: “Local” Load Generation This is what you get when you install Visual Studio Ultimate, which is the ability to…


VS 2010 Product SKU Lineup Finalized

Here are the VS 2010 SKUs, and testing features available in each (see this link for more feature comparisons). Client SKUs Name Test tools it contains Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Test Tools in VS Premium Load Testing Network Emulation IntelliTrace Microsoft Test Manager (manual testing and test case management) Test Agents, Test Controller Visual Studio…


Getting Started with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

As you are probably already aware, Visual Studio Beta 2 is now available for download, see the landing page here. For load testing, you will need to download and install: Visual Studio Ultimate Beta 2 (x86) Visual Studio 2010 Team Agents Beta 2 (x86) Ultimate is the new equivalent of Team Suite, and contains Web…


Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010

In Visual Studio 2010, we are changing our load test licensing model. In VS 2005 and VS 2008, we shipped the load agent, which was licensed by CPU on the machine generating load. In Visual Studio 2010 we are changing our license model to a virtual user based model. This new license model offers a…


New, comprehensive technical documentation available for Web, Load, and Unit Tests

The VSTS Ranger team, led by Geoff Gray, just published the VSTT Quick Reference Guide 1.0. This is a comprehensive collection of technical information on VSTT –- 83 pages of information!!! Many questions you may have on how stuff works in web, load, and unit test are answered in this doc. This doc is a…


More on 2008 SP1

Bill Barnett has posted a couple of great articles detailing the new APIs we’ve added in SP1. Check these out to see the powerful extensibility points for controlling load patterns in a load test, and more/better hooks in web tests that enable some key scenarios such as easily filtering some types of dependents and easily…