Lab Management walkthrough using Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Virtual Machine

Brian Keller has published a Virtual Machine with Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview bits and described 6 hands-on-labs that can be tried in that virtual machine. In this blog post, I will show how you can use the same virtual machine in order to try out an additional walkthrough for Lab Management.  In this walkthrough,…

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Lab Management in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

The Developer Preview that was released in Sep 2011 has a set of new features for Lab Management. Brian Harry has recently blogged about those features. The new addition in the Developer Preview is that of “Standard Environments”.  You can now quickly create an environment out of existing machines and use it for Build-Deploy-Test automation. You do…

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How to run the same test in different Lab Environments?

I will try to address today a common query by lot of users of Visual Studio Lab Management on how to correctly run tests in different Lab Environments. This requirement can be achieved by making the test code read the Server names/other configuration through environment variables: The following post by Gautam explains the changes that will…


Enter/Vote for your favorite feature suggestions – UserVoice site is here!

Have an idea for the product and wondering what is the best way to report it? Think something is missing and you believe it absolutely has to be there? Well, we now have an avenue for you to add and vote for your favorite suggestions. The UserVoice site for Visual Studio is here: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/ It is simple to enter your idea, and if…


ALM Rangers have published Visual Studio Lab Management guidance

The ALM Rangers team has produced a comprehensive guidance for Visual Studio Lab Management.This guidance has dedicated chapters for topics such as setting up and planning a lab, creating environments, and maintaining environments. If you have questions on how to setup a small or large lab, how to plan your server and storage infrastructure, or how to…

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New QFE for Visual Studio 2010 testing tools

A QFE for Visual Studio 2010 testing tools, which fixes some important issues faced by customers, is now available.The full list of issues fixed by this QFE can be found here and you can download this patch here. Note that Service Pack 1 (Visual Studio 2010 SP1 or Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1) is a pre-requisite for installing…


Configuration matrix testing using Visual Studio Lab Management

One of the common issues regularly faced by our users is how to test their application in both IE and Firefox. Visual Studio Lab Management can help in solving this issue for automated Coded UI test as part of Lab E2E Workflow flow. To accomplish this with Lab Management, we will need Visual Studio 2010…


Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 hosts and SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

Both Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 and Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 SP1 work with the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 hosts. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 includes new features such as dynamic memory, which are great for test labs. Dynamic memory increases the VM density and allows you to run more VMs on the…

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Running Build-Deploy-Test workflow on physical environments

UPDATE: In Visual Studio 11, we have introduced rich support for creating physical environments (called as Standard Environments) and running build-deploy-test workflows on them. Check this blog post for details and to get started: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lab_management/archive/2011/11/12/lab-management-walkthrough-using-visual-studio-11-developer-preview-virtual-machine.aspx The below article still holds good for Visual Studio/Team Foundation Server 2010. DISCLAIMER: The information in this post is provided “as-is”, we make no…