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    vstest.console.exe - CommandLine Test Runner

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    As we know, the unit testing tools has been completely revamped in Visual Studio 2011. One such component is the new command line runner – vstest.console.exe What is it ? new command line test runner “vstest,console.exe” which would run tests written...
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    Authoring a new Visual studio unit test adapter

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    Visual studio 11 Beta unit test framework provides a way to plug-in third party test runners and run their tests right inside VS IDE. Here are the list of test adapters that are already available for download. In this post, let's quickly go through...
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    Running Windows 8 Metro style tests in TeamBuild

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    Visual Studio 11 Beta was announced a week back along with Win 8 consumer preview . Unit testing has been redefined in a more framework agnostic way in Visual Studio 11. Refer our MSDN articles and introductory post to get started with it and expect...
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    TestContext folders explained

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      One of the FAQ around MSTEST is on the folders exposed by TestContext . What each of them means and which one to use when. Below is a quick summary of the various folders and their usage.   TestRunDirectory (TestDir) Indicates the high level...
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    Test agent, Test Controller and MSTEST FAQ

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    MSTEST: 1. Do I need to install full VS to use MSTEST? Is there any light weight option? You need not have full VS to bring in MSTEST. Test agent is a light weight option to bring in MSTEST. Refer to the below link for details: http://blogs.msdn.com/anutthara...
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    Lab Build agents – How it works

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    The Lab management end-to-end workflow works leverages the Team Foundation Build Agent/Build Controllers to do the deployment. Given that build agent is primarily targeted for compiling sources, a getting-started user will get a bunch of questions...
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    Creating a bug when test fails in E2E

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    In one of the earlier post , we saw how to customize the E2E workflow to automatically create a bug on hitting a test failure. This post enhances the scenario further by taking a snapshot of the environment after the test run and attaching a link to the...
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    Creating a bug on test failure ….

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    One of the common requirement while running E2E build is to log a bug automatically when the test run fails. It is very simple to achieve this functionality by customizing the workflow. Lets go through the steps for the same : 1.Make a copy of ...
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    What’s new in E2E in RC

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    Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC) was made available for public download yesterday (Feb 10th) and here is our team's blog on " What's new in Visual Studio Lab management for RC ". In RC we have made tremendous changes with respect to agent user...
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    Deployment scripts and Machine names

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    In a typical nightly build scenario involving a multi tier app, the deployment and test scripts running on one tier might need the machine name of the other tier. Example: To provision IIS account on SQL, the computer name of the web tier need to...
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    Macros for E2E deployment

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    Lab management 2010 helps in automating the daily build scenario end to end, using the build-deploy-test workflow. The deployment scripts being run as part of the workflow can be anything from a batch file to an MSI or a power shell script. Few in-built...
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    Using Lab management SDK

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    Lab management’s public interface is exposed at both web service layer and at the client SDK layer. The SDK can be used to script a bunch of stuff. To pen down a few : To automate some maintenance tasks like cleaning up old environments, storing...
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    Test agent configuration

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    As mentioned in my previous post , test agent and controller configuration is something, that has been introduced newly in Beta2. Let me elucidate the test agent configuration a little bit. How : The test agent configuration can be done through...
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    What’s new in Beta 2

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    After reading Amit Chatterjee's post on 'What's new in Test and Lab Management in VS 2010 Beta 2' , I was thinking what’s new in Beta 2 pertaining to testing on a virtual environment. And here are the top five items that comes to my mind : New...
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    Hello , World !... :)

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    This is Bhuvaneshwari, working as a tester with Visual Studio Lab management Team that is part of VSTS 2010. To give a brief intro , I joined MS in 2006 after completing my engineering in Anna University , Chennai . For the past 18 months I am working...
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