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

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/vsts2008/test/default.aspx

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

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/testing

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

http://www.testhouse.org

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)

http://www.asp.net/learn/vsts-videos/

Including:

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

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms243146.aspx

 

Working with Manual tests

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182615.aspx

 

Working with Web tests

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182536.aspx

 

Working with Load Tests

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182561.aspx

 

Database Unit Testing with Team Edition for Database Professionals

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb381703(VS.80).aspx

 

Some Additional Resources

 

Patterns & Practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

http://www.codeplex.com/PerfTestingGuide

 

Testing WebCasts on Demand

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/Msdnvsts.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42505

 

Ed Glass’ Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests

http://blogs.msdn.com/edglas/pages/content-index-for-web-tests-and-load-tests.aspx

 

Windows Communication Foundation Load Testing

http://www.codeplex.com/WCFLoadTest

 

Blogs

 

Ed Glass on Load Testing

http://blogs.msdn.com/edglas/

 

IM Testy Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/imtesty   

 

Dustin Andrews Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/dustin_andrews/

 

Sean Lumley

http://blogs.msdn.com/slumley

 

Bill Barnett

http://blogs.msdn.com/billbar

 

Dennis Stone

http://blogs.msdn.com/densto   

 

Mike Taute

http://blogs.msdn.com/mtaute

 

Trials

 

Try Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Trial Software

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/vsts2008/products/cc268310.aspx

 

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=65d0e3bd-9df3-421a-804f-8f01bd90f0b4&displaylang=en&tm

 

Richard Erwin