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  • Blog Post: Resources to learn more about Visual Studio Team System 2010

    While the various Visual Studio teams are working on our first beta release, I thought I’d point out some important resources to learn more about what we’re doing.  First is the new weekly video podcast series known as 10-4.  This has been going on for a few months now but I finally figured...
  • Blog Post: Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide now available

    The Rangers have shipped again!  (Faithful readers know just how much I love saying that). This time, led by Geoff Gray, they have put together the VSTT 2008 Quick Reference Guide , a comprehensive technical document about Visual Studio Team Test functionality, specifically focusing on Web, Load...
  • Blog Post: Rangers ship SQL load testing tool

    The Team System Rangers have shipped again!  This time they’re have built on the success of the WCF Load Testing Tool and have applied that same approach to SQL.  You can find this tool on our Codeplex site: SQL Load Test . Here are the details from that site: Project Description This tool...
  • Blog Post: New edition of TFS Times

    Paul Hacker , one of our 72 (!) Team System MVPs , has recently published a new edition of his very popular TFS Times . I’m impressed that even with his very busy personal and professional life that he’s able to publish this newsletter but somehow he pulls it off. This most recent issue focuses extensively...
  • Blog Post: Load Test Report Generator now available on Codeplex

    The Team System Rangers have shipped again! Last Friday, we published our Ranger Load Test Report Generator to Codeplex. We decided to post this to the existing Load Test Reports Codplex site for customer convenience. The Load Test Report Generator contains a utility and a set of SQL Server Reporting...
  • Blog Post: Team System 2008 Licensing White Paper now available

    Kevin Kelly, a Team System Product Manager, announced today that at long last the Team System 2008 licensing white paper has been published.  I’ve lost track of the number of people who have asked about this important update so I’m sure there are many people interested in this announcement. ...
  • Blog Post: 84,248 Ads per second!

    I think that the Load Testing capabilities within Team System Test Edition and the Load Test Agent are really still just waiting to be discovered by the majority of our users. When they do, they're in for a very big surprise. As an example of what these tools can do for an organization, Ed Glas recently...
  • Blog Post: Load testing Windows Communication Foundation applications

    The VSTS Rangers have done it again! They've identified a gap in our current product offering that was blocking it's adoption by a major customer and found a way to deliver tooling to fill the gap. In this case, the challenge at hand was load testing an application that was utilizing the new Windows...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new Tester Center on MSDN

    Testers play a critical role in the successful release of most software projects. However, to date, we haven't done a great job providing test specific information on MSDN. Today, with the introduction of the new Tester Center , that all changes. I encourage you to check it out today! Some of the features...
  • Blog Post: Aggregating popular Team System blogs

    Blogs have quickly become a primary means for the Team System team to communicate with our community and as a result we have dozens and dozens of valuable blogs from our team. Because of this distributed approach, it’s hard for our customers to navigate and track all of the blogs related to various topics...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Team System webcasts

    Adam Gallant recently posted a listing of many Team System webcasts that are scheduled for the next 10 months or so. Some of them look really interesting...maybe I'll listen in and learn something too! His blog has a full listing...I've just included the Team System related broadcasts here: Improving...
  • Blog Post: Watch our TechEd 2007 sessions

    The Team System team and community delivered quite a few talks at TechEd 2007 last month and I'm happy to announce that the recordings of these sessions, demos and all, are now available on the web for your viewing enjoyment. Here's a quick listing: DEV347: Unit Testing and Test Driven Development...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available!

    I'm sure there will be many more posts (from me and others) but I wanted to get the good word out quickly that Visual Studio Beta 2 is now available for download! It's been a long haul but I'm really excited about what we've achieved. I'm confident it's ready for people to really pick up and use on a...
  • Blog Post: Team System testing videos available

    Here's a great series of testing oriented videos for Team System hosted on the ASP.net site: #1 | Introduction to Unit Testing with Team System (10 minutes, 54 seconds) #2 | Introduction to Testing Web Applications with Team System (9 minutes, 43 seconds) #3 | Introduction to Load Testing...
  • Blog Post: Performance testing guide

    JD and his p&p team are on fire. In the space of two days last week, they released both the Beta1 of the TFS Guide and the Beta1 of the Performance Testing Guide . They both look great and are ready for your feedback to make them even better. JD writes the following description of the perf testing...
  • Blog Post: Tell us about Beta1

    Brian's asking folks about their reaction to Team System "Orcas" Beta1 : We released Orcas Beta 1 a few weeks ago now and I'm really surprised at how little feedback I've heard. I'm curious what's going on. Are people too busy to mess with it? Has releasing all of the CTPs ahead of time taken the excitment...
  • Blog Post: MySpace uses Team System

    At last week's MIX07 conference , our friends from MySpace talked about the technology they use to offer up one of the most popular personal networking websites in the world. The growth they've experienced over the past few years is remarkable and along they way they've had to innovate many new solutions...
  • Blog Post: All Orcas Beta1 downloads now available

    I'm happy to announce that all of the Visual Studio Team System "Orcas" Beta1 downloads are now available. The VPC images were available a couple weeks ago but last night we finally got the self extracting installer images available for folks that want to install the product themselves on their own machines...
  • Blog Post: Three more Team System case studies available

    With three new case studies available, we bring the total number for Team System to five: New! KBC Bank used Microsoft Visual Studios Team System and Team Foundation Server to improve application-building methodologies, increase productivity, and accelerate application deployment. New! EDS used Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Another chat - by popular demand

    Based on the feedback that we've received on our upcoming chat , we decided to add another session later in the day to accommodate folks in other timezones. Of course it'll be on Saturday in many timezones around the world so hopefully folks will still be able to join us. Here are the two times we'll...
  • Blog Post: The many faces of quality

    Brian's been compiling a great series of posts regarding managing quality which I would highly recommend reading. His latest post about community feedback provides a view in on how we think about this important aspect of our development process. People are regularly asking me how we do things on the...
  • Blog Post: Software Testers Deep Dive

    We recently ran a bootcamp for some of our internal teams on the testing capabilities of Visual Studio Team System and used a bunch of blog articles already available on the web. Seems like this list might be useful for others so here you go...enjoy! What other resources would you recommend? Adding...
  • Blog Post: Ed Glas comes out of hibernation

    Well, maybe it's not hibernation in the typical sense, but Ed just wrote 4 blog posts after a bit of an extended hiatus. He's been extremely busy leading the testing tools effort for Orcas and beyond which has interfered with his blogging cadence recently. Hopefully this is the beginning of more regular...
  • Blog Post: Performance Testing Guidance Project

    As I learn more about our customers through our various community activities , I'm realizing how important in depth guidance is to increasing the success of our customers and their overall satisfaction with our product. We're working hard to beef up these areas through a variety of means and I'm happy...
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