Resources to learn more about Visual Studio Team System 2010

While the various Visual Studio teams are working on our first beta release, I thought I’d point out some important resources to learn more about what we’re doing.  First is the new weekly video podcast series known as 10-4.  This has been going on for a few months now but I finally figured out where…

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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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Rangers ship SQL load testing tool

The Team System Rangers have shipped again!  This time they’re have built on the success of the WCF Load Testing Tool and have applied that same approach to SQL.  You can find this tool on our Codeplex site: SQL Load Test. Here are the details from that site: Project Description This tool takes a SQL…

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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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Load Test Report Generator now available on Codeplex

The Team System Rangers have shipped again!  Last Friday, we published our Ranger Load Test Report Generator to Codeplex. We decided to post this to the existing Load Test Reports Codplex site for customer convenience. The Load Test Report Generator contains a utility and a set of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports that allow…

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Team System 2008 Licensing White Paper now available

Kevin Kelly, a Team System Product Manager, announced today that at long last the Team System 2008 licensing white paper has been published.  I’ve lost track of the number of people who have asked about this important update so I’m sure there are many people interested in this announcement.  As Kevin says, we continue to…

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84,248 Ads per second!

I think that the Load Testing capabilities within Team System Test Edition and the Load Test Agent are really still just waiting to be discovered by the majority of our users.  When they do, they’re in for a very big surprise. As an example of what these tools can do for an organization, Ed Glas…

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Load testing Windows Communication Foundation applications

The VSTS Rangers have done it again!  They’ve identified a gap in our current product offering that was blocking it’s adoption by a major customer and found a way to deliver tooling to fill the gap.  In this case, the challenge at hand was load testing an application that was utilizing the new Windows Communication…

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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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