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  • Blog Post: Generating excel reports for load test runs done in between 03/19-03/31

    Recently there was a bug caused in our system due to which customers will not be able to see the relevant data in the Excel reports for their runs done during the following period . This will affect only the excel report generation of the run. Incident start time – 03-19-2015 11:00:00 ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing 100 core support for VSO Cloud-based Load testing and more!

    Cloud-based Load Testing with Visual Studio Online now supports up to 100 cores for a single load test run. Until now in Cloud-based Load Testing, you could use up to 20 cores (10 agents) in a single load test run. With the support for 100 cores, you should be able to generate 5 times the concurrent...
  • Blog Post: Load testing Applications behind Firewall using Trusted IP

    Cloud-based Load Testing Service can be used for performance and scale testing of an application by generating load from Azure. It is often observed that application is deployed in the internal environment behind the firewall before it is deployed to production or you have an application that is deployed...
  • Blog Post: Initiate a Load Test from Hosted Build work-around

    We are gathered this week in a “Hackfest”, defined as a time constrained, joint coding effort that focused on solving a technical challenge based around a specific topic and can involve one or more external partners. Our first challenge was to automate Load Testing, triggered by the hosted...
  • Blog Post: Using Setup and Cleanup Script in Cloud Load Test

    Performance and load testing is a very important part of the Application Lifecycle. You’d want to do this at least every time prior to deploying the latest changes to production. To determine how well your software responds to various levels of usage, a load test allows users to model the expected...
  • Blog Post: New features added to simplified browser-based Load Test authoring

    We are happy to let you know that over the last couple of weeks we have added a set of new features to our simplified browser-based experience for Cloud Load Testing . In addition to the capabilities mentioned in the blog here - Announcing a simplified Browser based Load Test authoring experience...
  • Blog Post: Using Selenium with Cloud-based Load Testing

    This blog is an introduction to how users can execute Selenium tests using Cloud-based Load Testing from Visual Studio Online. Introduction Let's get familiar with Cloud-based Load Testing (CLT) from Visual Studio Online (VSO) and Selenium. Cloud-base Load Testing: A good introduction...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-based Load Testing from Europe is now possible

    While the announcement regarding VSO availability in Europe was made a few days back, this post outlines what that means in the context of Cloud-based Load Testing with Visual Studio Online. For details on how to create a VSO account in Europe and what it means to have a VSO account in Europe, please...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-based Load Testing REST APIs are here

    Many of you are looking at being more agile when it comes to testing, and with increased focus on automation, there are quite a few who wants to integrate Load Testing as a regular test practice. This could be either for those validating performance of their nightly/weekly builds or those that just does...
  • Blog Post: Announcing a simplified browser-based authoring and configuration experience for Load Testing

    A natural extension to the cloud-based load service , this simplified browser-based authoring and configuration experience enables practically anyone to create and run a load test. Performance testing is often relegated to specialist performance engineers and treated as one of the niche areas of testing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Cloud Load Testing & Error codes

    Building a Service/App right the first time is something everyone tries to do. What we have today for the Cloud Load Testing service is error messages without associated error codes. Our customers love to talk to us and give feedback and report issues/bug, which are all great but not having error codes...
  • Blog Post: Load Testing with Visual Studio Online

    Check for performance issues on your web site before they impact your customers. Perhaps you expect an increased user load from a marketing campaign. Use cloud-based load testing with Visual Studio Online to test if your application can handle all the new users. With cloud-based load testing it’s...
  • Blog Post: Get Application Performance Counters of your choice during load runs with Visual Studio Online

    Goal of a load testing activity is to identify and fix performance bottlenecks. Visual Studio Online integrates Cloud Load Testing with Application Insights to give deep insights into performance and diagnostics data of your application which dramatically decreases the discovery and resolution of any...
  • Blog Post: Get Application Performance data during load runs with Visual Studio Online

    [ New Update: Now you can collect performance counter of your choice to be monitored during the load run. Read more about it here ] Goal of a load testing activity is to identify and fix performance bottlenecks. Visual Studio Online integrates Load testing with Application Insights to give deep...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Online Load Test Troubleshooting Guide

    Visual Studio Online Load Test Troubleshooting Guide Last Updated June 24 This guide has moved to FAQ for Cloud-Based Load Testing and will be maintained there going forward. Please refer to that page for the most recent content. GENERAL 1. How do I know the IP range of Test Agents...
  • Blog Post: Load testing with Visual Studio Online - Launching Commercial Preview

    As announced at Visual Studio 2013 launch, today we are launching the Commercial Preview for cloud-based load testing using Visual Studio Online (previously called Team Foundation Service). To get started, download Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 RTM. If you already have load tests that you run locally,...
  • Blog Post: Using Internet Explorer 11 and not able to record a web performance test successfully?

    Are you trying to add a recording to your Visual Studio Web Performance test with Internet Explorer 11 or Windows 8.1 (which uses IE 11) and are not successful in doing so? The cause is IE 11 enables - Enhanced Protection Mode setting by default, which doesn’t allows Microsoft Web Test Recorder...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Cloud-based Load Testing with Team Foundation Service

    Update: Cloud based load testing with Visual studio Online is in General Availability. You can read more about it here Performance and load testing is a very important part of the application lifecycle. You’d want to do this every time before you deploy the latest changes to production. However...
  • Blog Post: Testing SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

    Another in my MVP series of blog posts: This post is by one of the most active of the Canadian MVPs, Wes McDonald.  I find it interesting that Wes and our neighbors up north have taken the spirit of the US code camps and turned it in to arguably Canada’s best developer conference that is both internationally...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Update available for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

    An update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 with compatibility support for Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 is available for download at Download Center and as a Microsoft Update. After you apply the Microsoft update, the following Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Test Tools features are improved for Windows 8: ...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Load Testing in Visual Studio 2012

    Since the release of the Visual Studio 11 Beta I have had several questions about load testing in Visual Studio. All of the questions to date have been around getting started… Unlike Visual Studio 2010 that had Test > New Test > Load Test on the menu you have to create a new project of one of the...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for June 2010

    Well the days are getting shorter, there's a nip in the air, and the clouds are building up again. But oh what a summer it was! Last Tuesday, if I remember correctly. However, we didn't let all those hours on the beach keep us from updating the ALM Library. Here are the results. Manual Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Videos about Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server 2010 on MSDN

    MSDN has many videos that show how you can use Visual Studio ALM tools and Team Foundation Server to help your team develop software more successfully: Testing How do I get started with test cases in Visual Studio Test Professional 2010? How do I manage test cases with Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for July 2010

    The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Developer Content team, aka the doc writers, prowl the blogs and forums looking for ideas that we can use to clarify our explanations of VS ALM. We also respond to community comments from the MSDN Library wiki and feedback. Once a month, we publish new...
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