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…


Check out good stuff from TechEd 2008

This was a good week for Team System at TechEd 2008 in Orlando.  I would recommend that you check out the TechEd 2008 Online site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/events/teched/default.aspx) to learn about much of what was covered.  In particular, you should check out the BillG keynote in which our very own Brian Harry demonstrated some exciting new features…


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…


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…


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…


How DevDiv uses TFS

Gregg Boer, a program manager on the TFS work item tracking team has started a series of posts outlining in good detail how we used TFS work item tracking within Developer Division to manage the Visual Studio 2008 project.  Based on the popularity of my Channel 9 video covering similar topics, I suspect this will…


April Rosario CTP now available!

I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” April 2008 CTP) is now available.  Customers can immediately begin downloading the VPC images from our download page.  Because of the size of the VPC, I’d recommend using a download manager, such…


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…


Join me at our next Team System Chat

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what’s new for these editions for Visual Studio 2008. Add to Calendar April 9, 200810:00 A.M. Pacific Time Additional Time Zones


Licensing Team System editions for your build machine

David Yack, one of our MS Regional Directors and a .NET MVP, tells me there is considerable confusion around the licensing requirements for the software installed on Team System build machines.  The best resource available for these sorts of questions is the VSTS Licensing Whitepaper which goes into numerous licensing scenarios in depth.  In the…