Cloud-load testing service is hyper-scale ready: lessons from generating 1M concurrent user load

Every now and then we hear of a business-critical app failing during major promotional or seasonal events such as holiday sales. More often than not it turns out that the app is not ready for the massive demand created on such occasions – causing the servers to fail and resulting in dissatisfied customers and lost… Read more

Run cloud-based load tests using your own machines (a.k.a. Bring your own subscription)

When you run a cloud-based load test, the load testing service automatically provisions the necessary machines (load agents) for generating the load to your application. Once the load test run has completed, these resources are torn down. This works well for the most part for a large set of customers. However, some customers want to… Read more

Testing private/intranet applications using Cloud-based load testing

Cloud-based Load Testing Service can be used for performance and scale testing of an application by generating load from Azure. This type of load generation can only hit/generate load on an internet/publically accessible application. But we have seen many times customer needs to load test their application which is not publically accessible. Reasons could be… Read more

Use cloud load agents on your infrastructure

This blog talks about how you can configure your own machines (physical/VMs) with Cloud-based Load Testing service to do a load test run. This is primarily useful when you want to load test an application which is not publically accessible. To get more context around this, please refer ‘Load testing Applications behind Firewall using Cloud-based… Read more

Multiple URL performance testing support for Azure Web Applications

Performance/load testing of Azure web applications is supported for a while, today we are announcing support for multiple URLs performance testing using Visual Studio web test format. Typically web application includes multiple web pages with headers and query parameters, so currently user has to create multiple test runs in Azure portal for testing each of… Read more

Troubleshooting an HTTP archive-based load test

Did you know that you can use the cloud-based load testing service in VSTS to create and run load tests using HTTP archive (.har) files? The feature preview is available now. To learn more, see this link. This blog post covers how to troubleshoot any request failures that may be happening in your test. As… Read more

Feature Preview: Creating load tests using HTTP archive

If you have used cloud-based load testing before, you may already be familiar with the ability to run a ‘quick load test’ using the VSTS portal. It’s a great way to: Run a quick load test for your app – you just need to enter the app URL. Easily learn about the basic features –… Read more

Trying out the cloud load testing service using Visual Studio Enterprise trial

Of late, we have heard that several people are interested in trying out the capabilities of Visual Studio load test offering, but they are not sure how to go about it if they don’t already have an Enterprise license. This post illustrates how to use Visual Studio Enterprise trial to learn about load test capabilities in… Read more

Test execution improvements – Apr 2016

About a month ago, I published a blog detailing Testing tools roadmap and the value we have delivered over the last six months. If you have not seen it yet, I will encourage you to read and provide feedback. We continue to focus on efficient test execution across automated, manual and exploratory testing scenarios. Here are… Read more

Visual Studio Team Services – Testing Tools Roadmap

Over the last few months, there has been a consistent ask for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) / Team Foundation Server (TFS) Testing Tools roadmap.  I would like to share our strategic direction, what we have delivered over the last 6 months and where we are headed.  It would be great to get your feedback… Read more