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  • Blog Post: Configuration matrix testing using Visual Studio Lab Management

    One of the common issues regularly faced by our users is how to test their application in both IE and Firefox. Visual Studio Lab Management can help in solving this issue for automated Coded UI test as part of Lab E2E Workflow flow. To accomplish this with Lab Management, we will need Visual...
  • Blog Post: General Availability of Visual Studio Lab Management announced

    Today, at the Visual Studio Live event in Seattle, Dave Mendlen – Senior Director of Developer Marketing at Microsoft announced the final release of Lab Management in the Visual Studio 2010 release. We are announcing the general availability of the Lab Management capability as end of August, 2010. In...
  • Blog Post: Additional Upgrade Script for Fixing Build Agent Registration

    We have found that in some cases the registration of an upgraded build agents fails, with the following error: Error occurred while configuring TFSBuildServiceHost with Lab configuration. ExceptionType: MicrosoftTeamFoundation.Build.ClientBuildServiceHostAlreadyExistsException. ExceptionMessage: A...
  • Blog Post: Lab Management 2010 Beta2 to RC Upgrade Guide

    TFS 2010 Release Candidate (RC) will be released later this month, and Lab Management will be included with it. We want to give you some time to get prepared for it, and we are releasing the Lab Management 2010 Beta2 to Release Candidate Upgrade Guide today. It is attached to this post as a word document...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 Best Practice Analyser Beta2 is now available

    Team Foundation Server Best Practice Analyser (BPA) a diagnostic tool (released as part of TFS 2010 Power Tools ) is now available for public download; see Brian Harry’s post on the announcement. You can download it from the MSDN Visual Studio Gallery . Lab Management checks are now also integrated...
  • Blog Post: Network isolation on Windows Server 2008 R2 hosts

    Network isolation does not work on Windows Server 2008 R2 hosts if you are using Beta2 version of Visual Studio Team Lab Management. When you create an environment with network isolation on a 2008 R2 host and start it, you will get the following error: Network isolation timed out. Last known status...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting errors in lab management

    Last updated: 12th May 2010 Welcome to the troubleshooting page for lab management in Visual Studio 2010. This is a repository of errors we have seen in different scenarios and the ways to fix it. You can either search for your error or browse by category. If your error is not on this list, please take...
  • Blog Post: Test applications on virtual environments and file rich bugs

    You are testing a complex multi-tiered application. You create different configurations, multiple data sets, and test the different combinations in a user-flow. You come across a hard-to-find bug. You file it and are pleased that your effort was well worth it. But the next morning you realize that your...
  • Blog Post: Creating and Working with Virtual Environments

    Today as we build more and more complex applications the complexity of development and testing environments have increased significantly. Development and testing of complex N tier application on single machine results in late discovery of bugs in pre-production or worse in production environments. Ideally...
  • Blog Post: Enable Lab Management features for existing Team Projects

    If you are upgrading your VSTS 2008 server to VSTS 2010 Beta1, you will need to enable Lab Management for existing projects. Note: Starting Beta2 there is no need for these steps and they are part of the standard TFS upgrade. So, first upgrade your TFS server. Then you can configure Lab Management...
  • Blog Post: VSTS 2010 Beta1 is Released!

    Today, we have released Beta 1 , and it is now available for download. We encourage customers and partners to download and evaluate the Beta, which ultimately results in changes and improvements to the final product. Beta 1 represents a substantial amount of the functionality that will be in the final...
  • Blog Post: TechEd India 2009

    We've had a phenomenal last couple days at Tech Ed India 2009 (including some bloopers -- find it in the pics below :-) ) Starting from Steve Balmer’s keynote to sessions by Amit Chatterjee (on VSTS 2010), Tejasvi (on TFS), Infosys (Best Practices with TFS) & Neelesh (VSTT 2008 Load Testing) which...
  • Blog Post: Getting ready for Beta1 and VSTT 2008 Quick Reference Guide Released

    As we continue to prepare for Beta 1, we continue to talk with customers, demo the product and get feedback. The feedback is usually:”Hey, this is great stuff, when can I get it? Can I start work with Beta1 for my new project that is just starting?” – well, the answer is that we will have Beta1 released...
  • Blog Post: Lab Management in Virtual Tech Days

    I (Vishal) have just completed the Team Lab session in Virtual Tech days using the slide deck you can find as attachment to this post. Session went well with lots of questions and participation, we had to end the session due to time constraints but questions just keep on pouring. I was happy to see...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Lab Management is finally announced!

    After more than a year that we have been working on Lab Management, we have announced the product last week. It will take some more time until we officially release, as part of Visual Studio Team System 2010, so we will use this blog and others to share with you what the product is all about. We already...
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