Visual Studio 2012: Removal of the 250 virtual user limit for load testing

The limit on the number of virtual users that you can use in your load tests has been removed in Visual Studio 2012. You no longer have to purchase virtual user licenses to increase the number of virtual users that you can use in your load tests. Although you are now unlimited in the number…

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Visual Studio 2010 compatibility with Visual Studio 2012 for web performance and load testing

See the MSDN article I wrote for further details: Upgrading Web Performance and Load Tests from Visual Studio 2010. Web and load test project template: In Visual Studio 2012, we now have more than one test project template. In order to create new web performance or load tests, you must use the new Web Performance…

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Web Performance and Load Testing SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Applications

I’ve written a new MSDN article on using web performance and load tests with SharePoint applications: Web Performance and Load Testing SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Applications.   Web performance tests can be recorded and then run and analyzed against your SharePoint applications. For example, you can create web performance tests that conduct the following operations…

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Verifying the Links in your Web Application Using a Web Performance Test

Here are two samples on how you can use a Web performance test to verify that the links are working in your application. In the first sample, the links are verified against a single hard coded request url (http://MyStagingServer.com). In the second sample, the test reads a text file containing a list with multiple url links which…

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Help us to help you! Continuous documentation updates for Web performance and load testing

Using our continuous publishing model, which is generally done on a monthly basis, we do our best to update the documentation based on bug fixes and customer feedback. Since Visual Studio 2010 shipped in April, we have updated the docs using this model. You can have direct impact on the docs by using the button on…

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What’s new in the Visual Studio 2010 Web performance and load test documentaion (Part Two – Screenshots with callout art)

In What’s new in the Visual Studio 2010 Web performance and load test documentation (Part One), I talked about how we took a new approach to how the documentation is presented by identifying key customer scenarios to create content around. This strategy was developed by soliciting feedback from numerous customers in various venues.  As part of this strategy…

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What’s new in the Visual Studio 2010 Web performance and load test documentaion (Part One)

This blog is about what we’ve tried to do to improve the overall documentation. If you want to see the documentation on the new features for Web performance and load testing, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff400219.aspx. For *Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, the documentation team (includes me)  took a new approach to how the documentation is presented. In prior…

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