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…


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…


VS 2008 SP1 Beta is available

Incase you haven’t seen this, the beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available. We’ve put a lot of work into this SP1 release, mostly around bug fixes for bugs that you reported on the forums and through tech support (mostly forums), as well as bugs our test and dev teams reported. We’ve also…


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The adCenter Display Ads Platform team recently ran a large test using VSTS. The goal of this testing was to validate the configuration and stability of 100+ servers under load. The test used one Controller and 42 agents to produce the necessary load.  The controller was also hosting a full install of SQL Server which…


Updated Content for web tests and load tests

I’ve updated my collection of links for info on web tests and load tests. I had been publishing this to a sticky post on the forum, but ran into the size limit so I’m moving it to my blog. The page is here. Do let me know if you hit any links that are broken,…


Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests

Content Index for Visual Studio Web Tests and Load Tests Getting Started   Online Help 2010 Testing Application Performance and Stress What’s New for Web Performance and Load Testing Getting Started with Load and Web Performance Tests Creating and Editing Load and Web Performance Tests Running Load and Web Performance Tests Analyzing Load Tests Results…