Stay Tuned

After some time away we are reviving the “TestingSpot” blog site and associated social media channels.  We are in the process of building a pipeline of content consisting of all things test related.  We will utilize our various social channels to make folks aware of new content so be sure to follow us on Facebook,…


Visual Studio and Permissions

I’d like to thank Will Hirst (Microsoft ITSM InfrastructureConsultant) for finding the answer to this problem. When using Visual Studio on a machine running Windows Server2012, even with User Access Control set to the lowest level, you may need tostart the application with administrative rights to perform some operations. In this example, I try to…

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Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP4 Released

The much anticipated SP4 for UAG has released.  Head on over to the Microsoft Download Center where you can download it today. Our team is glad to see the service pack fixes one issue with using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1.  When using UAG to publish RDP, users utilizing IE11 would not see anything in the portal instead…

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Workaround for Microsoft UAG Connection errors when using Internet Explorer 11 with Windows 8.1

***UPDATE*** UAG SP4 has been released that has added support for Win 8.1 and IE11 that fixes the blog issue described below.  More info here: blogs.msdn.com/…/forefront-unified-access-gateway-2010-sp4-released.aspx ***END UPDATE***   UAG connectivity issues with Windows 8.1 and IE 11.  As more people are upgrading to Windows 8.1 and IE 11, I have been seeing issues connecting…

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Explanation of “Off-Box Inclusive testing” and how it impacts troubleshooting

  An “Off-Box” request is any request that is made by a client to a machine that is not part of the core environment. As an example, if a user opens Internet Explorer and goes to the main Hanes.com website, Internet Explorer will go to the Hanes machines (the core environment). However the browser will…

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TFS Resource Guide.

­­The following post was authored by my Test Consultant peer Doug Owens.   Microsoft’s Team Foundation Service is a cloud-hosted implementation of the widely-used Team Foundation Server product. Both products are fantastic tools to organize your team’s projects, store project artifacts, track progress, and allow team collaboration. We are confident that using Team Foundation Service…

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A List of Tool and Sites We Like To Use

One question the team gets asked a lot is “What tools/sites do you use to get things done in the labs?” Well, the answer varies from person to person, and I know there are a lot of lists available, but I figured one more list is not a bad thing. This is by no means an…

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UAG Service Pack 3

If you haven’t heard by now, Service Pack 3 for Unified Access Gateway (UAG) was released yesterday.  In addition to many fixes, this eagerly awaited service pack includes: Added Support for new clients Windows 8 and Windows RT Forefront UAG 2010 SP3 supports Windows 8 and Windows RT client computers using Internet Explorer 10 and…

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