Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide now available

The Rangers have shipped again!  (Faithful readers know just how much I love saying that). This time, led by Geoff Gray, they have put together the VSTT 2008 Quick Reference Guide, a comprehensive technical document about Visual Studio Team Test functionality, specifically focusing on Web, Load and Unit testing.  Geoff is a member of our…

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New edition of TFS Times

Paul Hacker, one of our 72 (!) Team System MVPs, has recently published a new edition of his very popular TFS Times.  I’m impressed that even with his very busy personal and professional life that he’s able to publish this newsletter but somehow he pulls it off.  This most recent issue focuses extensively on Testing…

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Watch James Whittaker talk about Software Testing

James Whittaker has recently joined the team responsible for producing Visual Studio Team System Test Edition as an Architect.  He’s got years of experience in the testing field and it’s great to have him on board.  Brian Keller recently interviewed him for a segment on Channel 9 which is well worth watching.  You should also…

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Check out the new Tester Center on MSDN

Testers play a critical role in the successful release of most software projects. However, to date, we haven’t done a great job providing test specific information on MSDN.  Today, with the introduction of the new Tester Center, that all changes.  I encourage you to check it out today! Some of the features I’m most excited…

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Aggregating popular Team System blogs

Blogs have quickly become a primary means for the Team System team to communicate with our community and as a result we have dozens and dozens of valuable blogs from our team.  Because of this distributed approach, it’s hard for our customers to navigate and track all of the blogs related to various topics.  We’ve…

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Upcoming Team System webcasts

Adam Gallant recently posted a listing of many Team System webcasts that are scheduled for the next 10 months or so.  Some of them look really interesting…maybe I’ll listen in and learn something too!  His blog has a full listing…I’ve just included the Team System related broadcasts here: Improving Code Quality with VSTS Testing Capabilities…

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Watch our TechEd 2007 sessions

The Team System team and community delivered quite a few talks at TechEd 2007 last month and I’m happy to announce that the recordings of these sessions, demos and all, are now available on the web for your viewing enjoyment.  Here’s a quick listing: DEV347: Unit Testing and Test Driven Development: Brian Randell and Doug…

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Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available!

I’m sure there will be many more posts (from me and others) but I wanted to get the good word out quickly that Visual Studio Beta 2 is now available for download!  It’s been a long haul but I’m really excited about what we’ve achieved.  I’m confident it’s ready for people to really pick up…

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Team System testing videos available

Here’s a great series of testing oriented videos for Team System hosted on the ASP.net site: #1 | Introduction to Unit Testing with Team System (10 minutes, 54 seconds) #2 | Introduction to Testing Web Applications with Team System (9 minutes, 43 seconds) #3 | Introduction to Load Testing Web Applications with Team System (9 minutes, 8 seconds) #4 | Introduction…

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Tell us about Beta1

Brian’s asking folks about their reaction to Team System “Orcas” Beta1: We released Orcas Beta 1 a few weeks ago now and I’m really surprised at how little feedback I’ve heard.  I’m curious what’s going on.  Are people too busy to mess with it?  Has releasing all of the CTPs ahead of time taken the…

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