• Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    More on 2008 SP1

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    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...
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    A New Role for Me

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    I have been quiet on my blog for a while, mostly because I have switched jobs. I had been running dev, test, and PM for the Team Test team here in Raleigh NC, reporting to the PUM of Team Test, Amit Chatterjee in our India Development Center. My team...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    More posts on Testing SharePoint with VSTS

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    Shivaji Nagarajan has extensive experience testing SharePoint using VSTS, and has captured what he has learned in a series of blog posts . Be sure to check them out if you are testing SharePoint! Ed.
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    84,248 Ads per second!

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    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...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Updated load test links

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    I've updated my links to info on web and load test post with the following links: New Item Templates for custom rule and plugin development Data Driven Web Testing With Visual Studio 2008 Team System InfoPath Forms Services 2007 Web Testing Toolkit...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Sharepoint "file upload" recording bug in Whidbey

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    We recently uncovered a bug with Sharepoint file upload recording that may affect other file upload's as well. The problem is that the IE events we receive in the recorder do not include any post data after the file upload parameter. To workaround...
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    How to set a friendly name on an Extraction Rule

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    In VS2008, we changed the way custom Extraction rules, Validation rules, and web and load test Plugins return a friendly name and description. In 2005, these were implemented as override on the abstract base class. The problem with this was that it required...
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    Updated Load Test Links for April 2010

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    I’ve updated my Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests , which is a list of links to load test content. I added a bunch of links on what’s new in VS 2010, as well as a few additional links: Dynamics AX Performance and Load Testing: Application Benchmark...
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    dynaTrace is cool!

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    dynaTrace just completed a nice integration with VSTS web, unit and load tests that enables them to do end-to-end tracing of performance. In addition to getting overall performance numbers, they have a feature called PurePath that let's you trace, down...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Updated Content for web tests and load tests

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    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...
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    Customer Case Study

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    Check out this customer case study available for download. Bill Sexton of Worldspan was one of our early TAP customers (customers that used the product before we shipped), and this paper shows the benefits you can get with load testing and the profiler...
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    Build customized load test reports

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    The load test reporting project on http://CodePlex.com/LoadTestReports has been updated with terrific new capabilities. A new report builder enables you to build reports in MS Word or HTML format, and customize the output. You can select different counters...
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    MSDN Docs Updated for July

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    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...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Blog Blog Blog

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    This is my first blog post -- it's past time! I'm the group manager for VSTS load testing. My team built the awesome new web and load testing features in Visual Studio 2005 Team System. The load test team has a continual stream of good information...
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    JW post on MS Testing - my observations

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    Check out James's recent post with the eye-catching title “if Microsoft is so good at testing, why does your software suck?” I have another angle on this, which I saw first hand with our Whidbey release. It goes to some of the themes I refer to in my...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    VS 2008 SP1 Released

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    SP1 has shipped. As I blogged about before here and here , there is a lot of good stuff in SP1 for TeamTest. The English downloads are available here . Note, if you are using a different language VS, the patch is available in all languages too. I have...
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    WOW! New TFS Power Tool release coming

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    The TFS Power Tool release on the tarmac is awesome! Check out Brian's blog post for a preview. Brian himself developed the new Team features in the power tool, he's been giving me preview demos and taking feedback for a couple of month now. I want it...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    VS 2010 Ships!

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    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...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    What do all those counters mean?

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    We get asked a lot about what the various counter mean in a load test, like requests/sec, response time, tests/sec, etc. The counters are documented here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404656(VS.80).aspx . Whenever I look for this page...
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    SQL Load Test vs. Read80Trace and OStress

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    A reader asked about my post on SQL Load testing , and why someone would want to use that vs. Read80Trace and OStress . OSTRESS does straight record/playback of a trace file, but does not allow you to do experiments on mixing up commands, nor does it...
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    Updated Links to Info

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    I updated my Links to Info on Web and Load Tests post with new links. The last update was in March, so it was due. I also moved some links into a separate table that are specific to 2005. Some of the 2005 context still applies to 2008, so I left that...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    New Microsoft Tester Center Launched!

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    We launched the Tester Center today, a new web site for the test community. Here you'll find links to guidance, tester blogs, articles, videos on testing, a forum, in short a whole host of valuable content for testing. Ed.
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    Amit Chatterjee, new Team Test blogger

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    Amit Chatterjee, General Manager of the VS Test Business, recently started blogging and has a post that gives a great overview of Visual Studio load testing . Check it out. Ed.
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    JW on testing

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    James Whittaker, a testing luminary, joined Team Test a while back and has started blogging . You'll find his blogs very interesting! Ed.
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Web Test and Load Test web casts 3/15 and 3/16

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    Rohit Chauhan and Chris Patterson are doing web casts today and tomorrow on web tests and load tests , check them out! I'll update the info page with the links to the recordings once they are available. Ed.
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