Of all the great things we did with the product in 2010, one area I was surprised and pleased by is how far our documentation came thanks to the heroics of Howie Hilliker. Howie has been busy since we shipped, continuing to beef up the MSDN documentation. We get regular updates to the docs through “continuous publication”, or CPub, and we recently dropped the July updates on the site.

Here is a list of the new and updated topics:

New topics:

How to: Specify the Maximum Size for the Log File

Troubleshooting Network Emulation in Load Tests

Walkthrough: Adding a Loop to a Web Performance Test

How to: Run a Load Test Containing Web Performance Tests that Collects ASP.NET Profiler Data

How to: Manually Create a Load Test Performance Report Using Microsoft Word

 

Updated topics (Customer feedback bugs):

Added information on ClassInitialize and TestInitialize attributes:

Anatomy of a Unit Test

 

Added C# and Visual Basic code snips displaying accessors

Unit Tests for Private, Internal, and Friend Methods

 

Added screenshots and information for using SQLExpress

How to: Select a Load Test Results Repository

 

Added codes snip for using "Tag Inner Text" validation rule and added links to validation and extraction walkthrough

Using Validation and Extraction Rules in Web Performance Tests

 

Added note regarding IIS application pool credentials (closed PU bug)

How to: Collect IntelliTrace Data to Help Debug Difficult Issues

 

Added Tip note suggesting the use of the ColorWebApp ASP.NET  sample created in the walkthrough to experiment with

How to: Create a Coded Web Performance Test

 

Cleaned up art - numbering sequence

Running Unit Tests on Multiple Machines Using a Test Controller and Test Agents

Walkthrough: Using a Test Controller and Test Agents in a Load Test

Using Test Controllers and Test Agents with Load Tests

Configuring Test Controllers and Test Agents for Load Testing

 

Reported bug - waiting on resolution

How to: Specify Test Agents to Use in Load Test Scenarios

 

Fixed confusion over "Performance session" vs. "ASP.NET Profiler adapter" & added links

How to: Start a Performance Session on a Web Application from the Web Performance Test Editor

Load Test Analyzer Overview

 

Added Links to the following topics

Added link to new related walkthrough topic

Adding Loop and Branch Logic to Web Requests in Web Performance Tests

 

Added links to the various walkthrough topics on binding to db, csv and XML data sources.

Binding a Data Source to a Web Performance Test

 

Added links to "Binding a Data Source to a Web Performance Test"

Walkthrough: Adding Data Binding to a Web Performance Test

Walkthrough: Adding Data Binding to a Web Performance Test (CSV File)

Walkthrough: Adding Data Binding to a Web Performance Test (XML File)

 

Added link to new walkthrough on using a loop condition in a Web performance test

Web Performance Test Walkthroughs

What's New for Web Performance and Load Testing

How to: Add Loops to Web Performance Tests Requests

 

Added information on DLL version error work-around

How to: Create a Load Test Plug-In

How to: Create a Recorder Plug-In

How to: Create a Request-Level Plug-In

How to: Create a Web Performance Test Plug-In

 

Added link to new topic "How to: Run a Load Test Containing Web Performance Tests that Collects ASP.NET Profiler Data"

How to: Configure ASP.NET Profiler for Load Tests Using Test Settings

How to: Create a Test Setting for a Distributed Load Test

 

Added link to new topic "Troubleshooting Network Emulation in Load Tests"

How to: Add Networks Using the Load Test Editor

Specifying Virtual Network Types in a Load Test Scenario

Troubleshooting Load and Web Performance Tests

Troubleshooting Load Tests

Running Load Tests

 

Added link to new topic "How to: Specify the Maximum Size for the Log File"

Modifying Load Test Logging Settings

 

Added link to new topic "How to: Manually Create a Load Test Performance Report Using Microsoft Word"

Reporting Load Tests Results for Test Comparisons or Trend Analysis

How to: Create Load Test Performance Reports Using Microsoft Excel

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