Test Expo Follow Up – Visual Studio Team System Testing Resources

As promised I have listed a number of useful links to get you started or help expand your existing knowledge of Testing using Visual Studio Team System   General Resources   Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Developer Center http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/vsts2008/test/default.aspx Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition provides a comprehensive suite of testing tools for…

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Load Testing with 2008 Gotcha

One of the nice things about moving from VS2005 to VS2008 is that you no longer need to run as admin on a Vista machine. However, you may now find that you can’t access the SQL server you use for storing load load test results. If you need a quick fix for this, use the…

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Feeding Back Errors from WebTest or Request Plug Ins

If you are ever in the situation where you need to write a WebTestPlugin or WebTestRequestPlugin, you might find it useful to be able to feedback, into the test results, any errors that occur. Reading the docs for the WebTestRequest or WebTest objects you get passed does not immediately suggest a way to do this….

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SharePoint 3.0 & TFS

Yesterday Jeff Beehler blogged about the finalised guidance for configuring your TFS 2005 Server to utilise Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Out of the box it includes WSS 2.0).  Of course you may want to wait until the Orcas Release of TFS which will have WSS 3.0 built in. Now I’m no SharePoint expert but having a read…

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Just Released: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector

We are pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector which is available at http://www.codeplex.com/tfsconnector.   OVERVIEW   The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to integrate the project management capabilities of TFS with Project Server 2007. It’s been developed by…

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Team System Partner – Testhouse

One of the key challenges involved in bringing Team System to market has been the identification of suitable services partners who can help customers exploit the new functionality contained within the product.   To this end, we have been working with a number of companies who have skills in areas such as Configuration Management, Application…

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Branching Guidance Available

Customers frequently ask me which branching strategy they should use with TFS. However, TFS is incredibly flexible and does not dictate any particular way of working. To aid adoption our “VSTS Ranger” Team has produced a whitepaper giving much more detail on possible branching strategies with Team Foundation Server. Essential reading for TFS users! Jeff’s…

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Write your own content on MSDN

MSDN has now become a Wiki! Well its not completely a Wiki, we’ve added a community content section at the bottom of each page. I know that the MSDN guys have been trialling this for a while, but it looks like this has now gone mainstream. Personally I think this is a fantastic advance for…

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Work Item Search Tool

Want to search all work items in the project? Unfortunately Team Explorer doesn’t support this out of the box. Fortunately Noah Coad has written an Addin to do exactly that – nice one, Noah 🙂 Check out:  Search Work Items, Team System Addin Neil.

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Want to know more about Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals?

We are running a Live Meeting for customers and partners on the benefits and virtues of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. The meeting will take place on 28 March 2007, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and will be delivered by our VSTS Technical Specialists, Neil Kidd & Richard Erwin. This Live Meeting will…

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