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  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Ships!

    I am happy to say that VS 2010 is generally available starting today! Go to the Visual Studio home page for information. As you are probably aware, we put a huge investment in our testing products into this release. I outlined the new features with my post Elevating the Role of the Tester with Visual...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Test Agent and Test Controller Troubleshooting Guide

    Michael Koltachev, Geoff Staneff, and the rest of the TE team put together a valuable troubleshooting guide for troubleshooting a VS 2010 test rig. Check it out at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vststest/thread/df043823-ffcf-46a4-9e47-1c4b8854ca13 . In VS 2005 and 2008 agent and controller...
  • Blog Post: dynaTrace + VS 2010 Load Tests = 1 Powerful Solution for Performance Analysis of Java Applications

    dynaTrace offers a terrific integration with VS 2008 to enable performance analysis of java and mixed .NET + java applications. The integration is now even deeper with VS 2010. With VS 2010, you can drill straight from a specific slow Web page in a load test to the dynaTrace truePath for that page...
  • Blog Post: Product Transitions from VS 2008 to VS 2010 for Load Testing

    If you are currently using VS 2008, here is how I compare the products and components you use for load testing. VS 2008 VS 2010 Description Key differences VS Team System Test Edition VS Team System Suite...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Options for Load Testing with Visual Studio 2010

    In this post I outlined the products you need for load testing with Visual Studio 2010. I included a diagram with one configuration option for load tests. Here I will discuss other configurations available. Configuration 1: “Local” Load Generation This is what you get when you install Visual Studio Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Product SKU Lineup Finalized

    Here are the VS 2010 SKUs, and testing features available in each (see this link for more feature comparisons). Client SKUs Name Test tools it contains Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Test Tools in VS Premium Load Testing Network Emulation IntelliTrace Microsoft Test Manager (manual testing and test case...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

    As you are probably already aware, Visual Studio Beta 2 is now available for download, see the landing page here . For load testing, you will need to download and install: Visual Studio Ultimate Beta 2 (x86) Visual Studio 2010 Team Agents Beta 2 (x86) Ultimate is the new equivalent of Team Suite, and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010

    In Visual Studio 2010, we are changing our load test licensing model. In VS 2005 and VS 2008, we shipped the load agent, which was licensed by CPU on the machine generating load. In Visual Studio 2010 we are changing our license model to a virtual user based model . This new license model offers a number...
  • Blog Post: New, comprehensive technical documentation available for Web, Load, and Unit Tests

    The VSTS Ranger team, led by Geoff Gray, just published the VSTT Quick Reference Guide 1.0 . This is a comprehensive collection of technical information on VSTT –- 83 pages of information!!! Many questions you may have on how stuff works in web, load, and unit test are answered in this doc. This doc...
  • Blog Post: More on 2008 SP1

    Bill Barnett has posted a couple of great articles detailing the new APIs we've added in SP1. Check these out to see the powerful extensibility points for controlling load patterns in a load test, and more/better hooks in web tests that enable some key scenarios such as easily filtering some types of...
  • Blog Post: VS 2008 SP1 Beta is available

    Incase you haven't seen this, the beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available. We've put a lot of work into this SP1 release, mostly around bug fixes for bugs that you reported on the forums and through tech support (mostly forums), as well as bugs our test and dev teams reported. We've also managed...
  • Blog Post: 84,248 Ads per second!

    The adCenter Display Ads Platform team recently ran a large test using VSTS. The goal of this testing was to validate the configuration and stability of 100+ servers under load. The test used one Controller and 42 agents to produce the necessary load. The controller was also hosting a full install of...
  • Blog Post: Updated Content for web tests and load tests

    I've updated my collection of links for info on web tests and load tests. I had been publishing this to a sticky post on the forum , but ran into the size limit so I'm moving it to my blog. The page is here . Do let me know if you hit any links that are broken, the content gets moved around from...
  • Blog Post: Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests

    Content Index for Visual Studio Web Tests and Load Tests Getting Started Online Help 2010 Testing Application Performance and Stress What's New for Web Performance and Load Testing Getting Started with Load and Web Performance Tests Creating and Editing Load and...
  • Blog Post: Agent Setup and Agent/Controller network connections

    Check out Durga's blog post on setting up an agent in workgroup mode . One thing I noticed is that the install guide is incorrect, as it says that the "Simple File Sharing" is turned off when installing on XP in workgroup mode. You have to clear that manually. I have corrected that in my post. ...
  • Blog Post: What's new in Orcas in Web, Load, and Unit Tests?

    Lot's of new stuff for web, load, and unit tests in Orcas . Follow the links for more info. Web test · Recorder now records AJAX and popups · Test-level validation rules · Auto-validate response URL · Composition/decomposition , also here and here . · Easily bind to csv or XML ·...
  • Blog Post: Load Agent and Load Controller Installation and Configuration Guide

    Microsoft® Visual Studio Team Test Load Agent Products The Team Test Rig enables Team System users to run tests on one or more remote computers. A rig is made up of a single test controller and one or more test agents. The test controller can be installed on either one or two computers, and like Team...
  • Blog Post: Load Agent Install Guide

    Here is the install guide for the agent and controller. It contains a bunch of useful sizing and configuration information, describing for example the different kinds of machine configs we support with VS, Controller, and Agent. This will be available on MSDN the next time we do a doc refresh. Visual...
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