As promised I have listed a number of useful links to get you started or help expand your existing knowledge of Testing using Visual Studio Team System


General Resources


Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Developer Center

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition provides a comprehensive suite of testing tools for Web applications and services that are integrated into the Visual Studio environment. These testing tools enable testers to author, execute, and manage tests and related work items—all from within Visual Studio


Microsoft Tester Centre

The Microsoft Tester Centre showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle, describes test roles and responsibilities, and promotes the test investments required to deliver high-quality software.


Testhouse – Our VSTS Testing Partners

Testhouse is a global company specialising in Quality Assurance Consulting, Testing Solutions and Training.  They are a member of the Visual Studio Inner Circle programme and the main UK Partner focusing on testing using Visual Studio Team System.


Getting Started


If you’re completely new to Testing with Visual Studio Team System then I suggest you start with these short tutorials to give you an idea what is possible:


Short Video tutorials (<10 Mins)


Introduction to Manual Testing with Team System                                           (8 minutes, 56 seconds)

Introduction to Managing and Running Tests with Team System                (8 minutes, 37 seconds)

Introduction to Testing Web Applications with Team System                       (9 minutes, 43 seconds)

Introduction to Load Testing Web Applications with Team System            (9 minutes, 8 seconds)

Introduction to Unit Testing with Team System                                                  (10 minutes, 54 seconds)


When you’ve installed your trial copy of Visual Studio Team Suite 2008 that you picked up at the conference (see downloads below if you missed out) and you’re ready for some more detail and walkthroughs then have a look at these links:


Getting Started with Team System Testing Tools


Working with Manual tests


Working with Web tests


Working with Load Tests


Database Unit Testing with Team Edition for Database Professionals


Some Additional Resources


Patterns & Practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications


Testing WebCasts on Demand


Ed Glass’ Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests


Windows Communication Foundation Load Testing




Ed Glass on Load Testing


IM Testy Blog   


Dustin Andrews Blog


Sean Lumley


Bill Barnett


Dennis Stone   


Mike Taute




Try Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Trial Software


Visual Studio® Team System Code Name "Rosario" April 2008 CTP (VPC Image)


Richard Erwin