Dogfooding Visual Studio Lab Management 2010

Hello, I am Dinesh Bhat, test manager for the team that builds Visual Studio Lab Management product.  In his blog on dogfooding Visual Studio 2010 Test and Lab Management products, Amit Chatterjee talked about the team structure and how the product team is dogfooding the VS 2010 Test and Lab Management products in action. In…

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What is new for Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 RC

As mentioned in Somasegar’s blog and Jason Zander’s blog,  the much anticipated Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 was released to all MSDN subscribers on Feb 8th and it will be available for public download on Feb 10th. In this blog, I am going to list the major enhancements in Visual…


Lab Management 2010 Beta2 to RC Upgrade Guide

TFS 2010 Release Candidate (RC) will be released later this month, and Lab Management will be included with it. We want to give you some time to get prepared for it, and we are releasing the Lab Management 2010 Beta2 to Release Candidate Upgrade Guide today. It is attached to this post as a word…


Configuring network location for self-contained one-box setup of VS Lab Management 2010 RC

If you plan to setup Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 RC on a self-contained isolated machine (e.g., laptop that you want to carry around), then you have to perform an additional step to configure network location as described below. Configuration of network location as described in this topic is not required for typical labs that have multiple…


Customization of End to End (E2E) Workflow of Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 Beta2

Note: Cross posted from sravanthi’s space. Permalink The End to End (E2E) workflow of Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 helps you to automate the complete process of build generation, deploying generated build on a virtual environment and testing the build. I shall refer this scenario as Build-Deploy-Test scenario. Your Build-Deploy-Test scenario might have different requirements…

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Rangers Publish TFS Upgrade Guide

The TFS Rangers team has just published a guide to help you get ready to upgrade from TFS 2008 to 2010. This guide covers scenarios which may be encountered during and after the upgrade process. It provides examples of most common and potential issues. It covers scenarios related to general Upgrade Process, Work Item Templates,…


Macros for E2E deployment

Note: Cross posted from Nothing geeky…. Permalink Lab management 2010 helps in automating the daily build scenario end to end, using the build-deploy-test workflow. The deployment scripts being run as part of the workflow can be anything from a batch file to an MSI or a power shell script. Few in-built macros are available to…