VSTS Tip: Setting up Data Driven Tests

Here are two useful links for setting up data driven unit tests: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182527.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/vstsunittesting.asp 


VSTS Tip: Team Build Links Galore

Team Build Bloggers:http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajphttp://blogs.msdn.com/anuttharahttp://blogs.msdn.com/manishagarwalhttp://blogs.msdn.com/hemantkhttp://blogs.msdn.com/Uday Team Foundation Build Overviewhttp://blogs.msdn.com/team_foundation/archive/2005/03/02/383479.aspxManaging Builds with Team Foundation Build   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181709 Team Foundation Build Walkthroughshttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181285 Performing Nightly Builds with Team Foundation Serverhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/NtBldTmSrv.asp Teambuild: Customizing the e-mail sent when a build completeshttp://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=107010 Automating Nightly Builds with Team BuildThis video highlights the ConsoleBuild utility that allows Team Build types to be executed from the timeline…


VSTS Tip: Getting labeled sources in team build

I’ve lost track of how many times Nagaraju has helped me out with team build, I’m so glad he’s got a blog.  Here’s an entry on how to customize get task to synch to a particular source label:  http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajp/archive/2005/10/21.aspx 


VSTS Tip: Beta 3 VPC is on its way

In yesterday’s tech chat there was a question about when a customer ready VPC for Beta 3 will become available.  I just now got the notice that after burning the midnight oil, the work is done, it’s just been dropped to an internal share, with the promise of being available to MSDN subscribers shortly.     Update:  Should…


VSTS Tip: Feedback on Beta 3 TFS Setup

OK, so I’m a few days behind with this.  But if you are one of the elite who have installed TFS Beta 3, please, I beg of you, help make life better for geeks of the future and fill out this survey:  http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/10/17/481909.aspx


development related security tools at SecureWorld

There were two vendors at SecureWorld conference today in Bellevue that might be worth checking out if you are looking for developer/tester related security products.  They should also be there tomorrow as well – free registration if you are just walking the booths.  Security Innovation sells a fault injection tool called Holodeck and SPI Dynamics sells a tool…


VSTS Tip: Integration with AutomatedQA and TestComplete 4

Partners rock and this looks like goodness in the making …   “TestComplete 4 supports both AutomatedQA’s AQdevTeam and Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005 Team System issue-tracking systems”  Test Complete 4 Sneak Peek   Also the Test Complete 4 Public Beta is now underway.   


VSTS Tip: Try the Team System MSDN Public Chat

Team System MSDN Public Chat Visual Studio Team System for Software Developer & Visual Studio Team System for Software Testers When: Wednesday 10/19/05 @ 10am PST What: Join us to discuss the Profiler, Test Tools (Unit, Generic, Manual), Web & Load Testing, and Code Analysis (FxCop & PREFast).  We have questions for you, will answer…


VSTS Tip: Remove obnoxious MSDN keyword highlighting

Disclaimer: This is more of an ugly hack than a tip, and not even the type that would be cool enough to make it into Visual Studio Hacks, but here goes… When you search the MSDN local help it has a nasty behavior of making all your search terms indelibly highlighted with no obvious way to turn off…


VSTS Tip: workaround for error when running tests

VS 2005 RC build # 50727.26 has an issue related to running tests that causes a nasty “object is an invalid state” error message. If you are hitting this problem, here’s some more background information in Q&A format: Question:  Trying to run any test, from Test manager or Test View, we are getting a message saying…