Office hours are back!
There is a new option for taking TFS for a test drive:
Free 6-week hosted trials of TFS are being offered by TeamDevCentral. It includes:
· Accounts allowing customers to experience different team roles and to collaborate within a project
· Up to 4 hours of guidance and/or support for the trial can be used for any type of advice related to TFS or Visual Studio Team System
You can sign up for the trial at their website, or read the press release: Press Release: TeamDevCentral Offers Free Trials of Hosted Microsoft Team Foundation Server
The awesome VSTS Rangers team published a new release WCF Load Test to Codeplex.
This tool takes a WCF trace file and a WCF client proxy, or a WCF interface contract, and generates a unit test that replays the same sequence of calls found in the trace file. The code generated is easily modifiable so that data variation can be introduced for the purpose of doing performance testing.
The tool generates code for both Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008. It also installs a wizard into both editions of Visual Studio for creating the trace and processing it from inside Visual Studio. If both editions are present the tool is installed into both editions. The source code is a Visual Studio 2005 project.
Latest Release June 2009
A new beta was released in June 2009 adding support for ASMX web services. You can download it HERE.
The tool has the following main features:
Congrats to Rob Jarratt on this impressive solution!
For full details, I'll let you go here: http://www.denvervisualstudio.net/#lab
But here's the jist:
Should be great!
If you’ve been on the web at all in the last few days, you know that Microsoft has announced Bing, the latest version of its search engine. Give it a try!
Here’s a video that really dives into the new search experience. Experiment with different types of searches, including travel planning and shopping. I think you’ll be impressed!
Of course, with any launch of a new product (or version of a product), it gets shoved down your throat. Case in point on the MSN homepage:
There are FOUR references to Bing, without even scrolling:
Bing! Get it, Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing!