Tracking viewstate using a webtest playback add-in

  One of the coolest features I think we’ve added in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to add your own tabs into the webtest playback view.  Extending the user interface in this way allows you to do data analysis and have it pop up right in front of you in whatever format you want. …

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VSTS 2010 Load Test Feature – Multiple Loadtest Plug-ins

  If you haven’t yet heard, Visual Studio Team System 2010 has reached Beta 1 and is available for public download.  (You can find a copy of it here).  Over the next few days my colleagues and I will be writing up information about some of the most anticipated features for the load testing portion…

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Diagnosing and fixing Web Test recorder bar issues.

Since VSTS 2005 shipped there have been a variety of different questions raised by customers over the years.  One topic which comes up somewhat frequently is a disabled or nonexistent web test recorder bar when recording web tests.  Since it can be frustrating to diagnose and fix these problems, I’ve compiled a list of the…

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New Web Test Features in Visual Studio Team System for Software Testers 2008

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is just around the corner and here is a summary of a few of the upcoming features you’ll see: Support for initialization and termination tests per virtual user. In the past it’s been difficult to manage operations which only have to be performed once at the beginning and/or end of a…

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Managing goal-based load using multiple perfcounter thresholds

As promised, here is a sample plug-in that I wrote a few months ago which people here may find useful.  The purpose of this plug-in is to expand the functionality of goal-based load which ships with Visual Studio team test to allow you to have your load step up or down based on any number…

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A new beginning.

Hi all, I recently joined the Visual Studio Team Test group as a Software Design Engineer in Test.  After spending the last 9 years working on various portions of Office, the developer organization is a breath of fresh air. From time to time I will update this blog with neat little tidbits that I’ve picked…

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