General Availability of CodeLens in Visual Studio Online

We are delighted to announce the General Availability of CodeLens in Visual Studio Online. With this announcement, we have reached a significant milestone in the journey we started as a Limited CTP in Nov 2014 and then moved to Public Preview in Dec 2014. CodeLens in Visual Studio Online was one of the top UserVoice… Read more

Layer Validation in Visual Studio architecture modeling tools may result in excessive size of user’s temporary folder

When you perform Layer Validation using the tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, especially when Layer Validation is part of a Build process, you may find excessive growth of the user’s temporary folder due to caching of binary assemblies. This issue does not affect final release… Read more

“Reference could not be resolved” error when validating your architecture using Visual Studio architecture modeling tools

When you validate your application architecture in Visual Studio using the modeling tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, you may see an error message that the primary reference could not be resolved, and the validation will not proceed. This issue does not affect Visual Studio 2015…. Read more

Announcing 100 core support for VSO Cloud-based Load testing and more!

Cloud-based Load Testing with Visual Studio Online now supports  up to 100 cores for a single load test run. Until now in Cloud-based Load Testing, you could use up to 20 cores (10 agents) in a single load test run. With the support for 100 cores, you should be able to generate 5 times the concurrent… Read more

CodeLens in Visual Studio Online is now in Public Preview for Europe region

 We are delighted to announce that the Public Preview of CodeLens in Visual Studio Online is now available to customers in the West Europe Region. CodeLens in Visual Studio Online was initially released as a Public Preview in Dec 2014. With the addition of Western Europe Region, all Visual Studio Online customers can now use… Read more

Using advanced diagnostics to debug issues in Cloud Load Test.

Cloud Load Testing can be used for performance and load testing of your application by generating load from Azure. If you are new to Cloud Load Testing then the following links will help you: Introduction to Cloud Load Testing with VSO (video) Getting started guide Additional resources Customer Stories / Case Study It is often… Read more

Avoiding Visual Studio Fakes Build break

If you are using Visual Studio Fakes in your Unit Testing, and you created your test project from any of the below versions of Visual Studio, then if you upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 Update 4, you may start hitting build errors around Microsoft.QualityTools.Testing.Fakes.dll. Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio 2013 Update1 Visual Studio 2013 Update2… Read more

What’s new in Release Management for VS 2013 Update 4?

I’m excited to announce Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4. This update includes several new features and performance updates that will make it easier than ever to deploy your app from development through to production. This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Release Management…. Read more

Using Release Management VSO service to manage releases

With Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RTM, you can use Visual Studio Online(VSO) service to set up and manage your releases to Azure. This means you can configure Release Management client to connect to Visual Studio Online service instead of Release Management server used for on-premises setup. Getting started with Release Management… Read more

How to install RM Azure extension and use the Azure VM in Release Management

RM extension enables PowerShell DSC and WMF configuration required for Release Management Server to perform actions on the VM.  By installing RM Extension to Azure VM, the user can add this VM as a vNext Azure Server in Release Management once the corresponding Azure subscription added. Steps to install Visual Studio Release Management Azure extension… Read more