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  • Blog Post: MSDN Azure Benefits for Development and Testing

    Hi, Below is a good video that cover the basic of Azure (Microsoft cloud service), the associated MSDN benefits (process to sign up) and highlight core dev/test scenarios (including demo) - Kudos to Microsoft DPE Canada - http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/cdndevs/CloudForDevTest cheers, J.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 demos for testing tools

    Coming from Anutthara’s blog (videos are shared on a skydrive, so you will need a Windows Live ID) Here are an example of the videos you will found to illustrate the new set of features available for testers as part of VS2010. 1. Perspective: Visual Studio Test Elements 2010 and Visual Studio Team...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Test and Lab Management ressources

    A good source of information on Visual Studio 2010 Test and Lab Management is the respective team blogs at VSTS Quality tools blog and Lab Management team blog . J.
  • Blog Post: Why building software solution during this (soon over) Global Financial Crisis (GFC) is a key priority?

    Any enterprise, during a downturn or a slowdown, will focus on 2 priorities · Growing the share · Reducing the operational cost Why growing the share? If you can’t increase your revenue with your customers as they are asking you to cost less, then you need to take on your competitor in order...
  • Blog Post: Check the URL - "Wehatemanualtesting"

    Funny URL but a good reference page http://wehatemanualtesting.spaces.live.com J.
  • Blog Post: 2009 Standish Chaos Report - We are successful in repeating our failures :)

    New Standish Chaos report ... same results . The report shows a backwards trend in software success: 32% Successful (On Time, On Budget, Fully Functional) 44% Challenged (Late, Over Budget, And/Or Less than Promised Functionality) 24% Failed (Canceled or never used) So, at the end of...
  • Blog Post: TCO : Visual Studio Team System or Open source ?

    / Disclaimer : remove the emotion while reading this post and be as cold in the analysis as an excel spreadsheet can be / / Disclaimer #2 : TCO include more than just the cost of the solution. Keep in mind that 80 to 85% of a devteam cost is based on people (salary plus full cost for a position). So...
  • Blog Post: do you know NDEPEND ?

    NDepend is a tool that simplifies managing a complex .NET code base. Architects and developers can analyze code structure, specify design rules, plan massive refactoring, do effective code reviews and master evolution by comparing different versions of the code. The result is better communication, improved...
  • Blog Post: Data3 invits you for a "software quality" breakfast

    Click here to register to attend the Data # 3 and Microsoft Visual Studio Team System seminars this month. Do you or your team develop and manipulate software to support your business? Whether you are a team of 5 or a team of 50, your software development efforts are more than likely hampered by the...
  • Blog Post: Measuring ROI - Moving from Cost Centre To Strategic Partner

    I recommand to read the blog post from Josh holmes about the importance of measuring ROI in our IT activities few extracts : "But, if you're not measuring the ROI, how can you talk to the business about the possible ROI?" The cheapest feature is the one that you don't build in the first place...
  • Blog Post: [Microsoft research] PEX - automated Unit test

    Have you heard about PEX ? Description : Right from the Visual Studio code editor, Pex finds interesting input-output values of your methods, which you can save as a small test suite with high code coverage. Pex performs a systematic analysis, hunting for boundary conditions, exceptions and assertion...
  • Blog Post: [AUS only] Invitation - Microsoft Software Quality Roadshow

    Quality without compromise! Quality means different things to different people, but arguably it is the most important attribute of any software solution. Failure is not an option in these tough economic times; it is paramount to be in control of the application development lifecycle. Come to this...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle – Total Cost of Ownership

    What is your TCO for building and running your applications? How much of your budget are you spending just to keep the light on? What percentage of your investment (time and money) is creating new value Vs dealing with your legacy systems? Do you know that the annual enhancement cost is 17...
  • Blog Post: NUnit for Team Build

    please have a look to this codeplex project : " NUnit for Team Build " This project is adding support for NUnit to TFS 2008's Team Build so that your NUnit test results are visible in the build log and incorporated into the data warehouse for reporting. Team Foundation server is for all the development...
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