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January, 2008

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About Microsoft UK Developer Tools Team

This is a blog about things that interest our team, in particular topics around microsoft developer tools such as Visual Studio Team System,  MSDN subscriptions and licensing. These may be interest to you too.  Sometimes we will go way off topic, we'll try to answer questions that we get through our blog, but mostly there'll be just a few snippits of information that catch our eye.  Things coming up, stuff we've seen, other bloggers who come up with something unusual, or something just plain daft or amusing to us.

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    WebTest Scriptable Context Parameters

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    I started looking over with the WebTest codebase and realised that I was able to quite easily add support for scriptable context parameters: This could be a very useful feature if you need to evaluate something only once per test and at the beginning...
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    2008 version of the Webtest Plugin

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    A while ago I blogged about a web test plug in I'd written to allow you to create scripted web test parameters.: With the release of Visual Studio 2008, some VS plugins needed to be re-complied against the 2008 object model. As you have probably guessed...
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    Need to Load test WCF Applications?

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    Rob Jarratt (fellow UK Microsoftie) has just released a tool that will take a WCF trace and generate a Visual Studio unit test that will replay the traced calls. Once you have it in a unit test, it is easy to use the load tests in Test Edition to see...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Launch Event

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    If you would like to attend the the UK VS2008 launch event, in Birmingham on 19th March, then please register as soon as you can:   http://www.microsoft.com/uk/heroeshappenhere/events.mspx The agenda is looking pretty good, and there are several...
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    Josh's Magical Unit Tester

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    Josh has just released a new unit testing library onto CodePlex. The idea behind this to to save you having to write all the boilerplate unit tests for testing simple implementations of property accessors, constructors, etc ... If you find yourself writing...
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    3 Free E-Books from MS Press

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    The Visual Studio 2008 Learning Centre has 3 complete MS press books available for download. Admittedly you have to register; but I'm guessing that most readers of this blog will already be registered on the MSDN site with a Live ID. The books are...
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    Creating and Customizing TFS Reports

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    The Patterns & Practices group have just published a new article describing how to customise the way Team Foundation Server reports on your projects:   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/bb906045.aspx Neil.
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