Switching Themes. Welcome to “It’s a Build Thing … “

In the past, my focus has been on the Testing Tools provided in Visual Studio.  However, since I am now working on the TFS build team, I think a switch is in order.  I’m not sure about everyone else but I,  personally, enjoy learning by looking at solutions to real world problems and applying those…

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Working around the AnyCPU Limitation with Visual Studio Unit Tests

When running unit tests in Visual Studio 2010, you can run them in 64 bit mode, however, the assembly containing the tests MUST be compiled as AnyCPU.  This is because the test discovery process happens inside of Visual Studio (or inside  MSTest.exe if you are using the command line).  Since both of these applications are…

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TFS Build Service Host and the Local System Account

This is going to be a very short post because there is not a whole lot to say other than if you want to connect to a TFS AT that is on a different machine … “DON’T USE IT.”  OK … A Little More Information There has been a lot of reports of the build…

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Unlocking multiple CPUs for load tests run from Visual Studio

Before Visual Studio 2010, load tests run from Visual Studio were limited to run on only one CPU.  For the most part, this is the same in Visual Studio 2010.  However …, if you purchase the “Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010”, not only does it give you a license to run more…

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Running Load Tests in Visual Studio and Virtual User Licenses

When running load tests in Visual Studio 2010, you might come across something that mentions the need for “Virtual User” licenses.  This is because, with Visual Studio 2010, each simultaneous “simulated user” needs a Virtual User License.  must be licensed.  If you try to run a load test that requires more virtual users than you…

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