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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 – Update 2 RTM!

    Visual Studio Updates are a mechanism we are using to provide ongoing value throughout the year to our Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. These updates will provide features to support the latest software trends in the market, and also offer an easy way to deploy bug fixes. Today...
  • Blog Post: How to fix “TF400898: An Internal Error Occurred.” on your Kanban board in TFS 2012 Update 2

    Kanban customizable columns was made publicly available in VS Update 2. You can read the release notes for an overview of the feature itself, and you can read an in-depth article to understand what happens under the hood. If you have an on premises installation of TFS, you might see the following error...
  • Blog Post: ALM Rangers ship guidance for Microsoft Fakes, TFS Disaster Avoidance and updates to two other guides

    We are pleased to announce that we have shipped two new exciting projects introducing practical guidance on the use of Microsoft Fakes and for Team Foundation Server (TFS) d isaster r ecovery avoidance, planning and step-step recovery walkthroughs for the worst case scenarios. New Better Unit...
  • Blog Post: Dungeons and Dragons Process Template

    At various events, including TechEd 2012 , Gregg and I have talked on customizing the Agile Planning Tools. The talk shows you can customize to Agile Planning Tools to fit any process, and to prove that we have created a Process Template that is completely different from anything we ship. Because...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Unhandled Exceptions in a SharePoint App with Visual Studio using IntelliTrace

    Following on from our last blog post on IntelliTrace enhancements for SharePoint , in this blog post we’ll talk about how the new analysis section for SharePoint can help you find the source of issues faster. The New Analysis Section IntelliTrace is very good at providing a lot of data to...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Git in Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service

    By Matthew Mitrik (MS) , Andy Lewis , and Martin Woodward Today we announced the availability of Git for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service. In this post, we'll walk through the new experiences. Get set up: Get the free service , and then you can use it with any Git client tools you want...
  • Blog Post: Debugging SharePoint Apps with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio

    In this post we’ll explore how to use IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate Update 2 to debug custom Web Parts in a SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 application. First we’ll summarize SharePoint’s use of correlation IDs and the IntelliTrace enhancements in VS2012 Update 2,...
  • Blog Post: Introducing SharePoint Emulators

    The Visual Studio team is pleased to announce availability of Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Emulators. Unit testing for SharePoint code is difficult. Ideally you would like to isolate code under test from the surrounding SharePoint framework. Isolation frameworks, such as Microsoft Fakes, can enable...
  • Blog Post: Quick Response Sample – Visual Studio Extension to support the ALM Rangers Branching and Merging guidance

    Quick Response samples provide information directly from Visual Studio ALM Rangers working with the Microsoft Visual Studio Product Group and Microsoft Services, in response to feature gaps to supplement the product and knowledge base information. Issue It is not simple to implement a consistent branching...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Coded UI Test Projects on VS 2012

    In Visual Studio 2012, Coded UI Test projects provide silent upgrade features where if you open a Coded UI Test project which was created in Visual Studio 2010 SP1, it will get repaired automatically to support both Visual Studio 2012 & Visual Studio 2010 SP1. Similarly if you create any new Coded...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test: Why does application close after each test in Visual Studio 2012?

    In Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Coded UI Test added a flag CloseOnPlaybackCleanup to ApplicationUnderTest class. For cases where an application is launched during test run, this flag helps determine whether to close the application under test after test is over. Default value for the flag was set to true...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Tracing and HtmlLogger in Coded UI Test

    Enabling HtmlLogger & Tracing in Coded UI Test There have been a few changes in Visual Studio 2012 how Coded UI Test are run & how to enable logging. Now we can have both .NET v4.0 & v4.5 type Coded UI Test projects. Note this is an extension to previous blog on enabling tracing for...
  • Blog Post: UI Testing SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2012

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 provides complete record and play support through Coded UI for performing UI validations on Sharepoint 2010 applications. Recording and playing back on a sharepoint application is no different from recording on any webpage on Internet Explorer as internally the Coded UI...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Cross Browser Testing with Coded UI Tests

    Coded UI Tests help automate browser based applications built on Internet Explorer. We are now enabling cross-browser testing of such applications. Users will be able to perform functional testing of web applications across IE/Firefox/Chrome. One can use IE to record tests and validate control properties...
  • 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: Coded UI Test Support Matrix

    Please do not use the information in the post below as it is out of date. Updated information about Coded UI Test Support Matrix can now be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx                            ...
  • 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: TFS/Agile PM: Configuring so your tasks are estimated in story points

    I’ve had a few people ask: “What if I estimate my tasks in something other than hours, like ideal days or story points?” The truth of the matter is, the “Remaining Work” field on the Task work item is just a dumb integer. You can enter anything you like in it. The only thing that even references what...
  • Blog Post: Customizable Process Guidance for VS ALM 2012

    Customizable process guidance is now available for each of the default process templates that VS ALM Team Foundation Server provides. You can download and unzip these files, modify them to support your team processes, and redirect the process guidance link to your customized content. For downloads...
  • Blog Post: ALM Rangers Demo Factory Team release their first demo nuggets!

    The ALM Rangers started the Demo nstration factory initiative to raise the overall quality bar of hands-on labs and to create DemoMate based recordings. The team’s key objectives were to improve accuracy and consistency in terms of style and delivery of hands-on labs and walkthroughs. ALM Rangers Demo...
  • Blog Post: ALM Rangers Branching and Merging guide for Visual Studio 2012 is available

    As mentioned in Cowabunga! Visual Studio ALM Rangers Readiness “GIG” goes RTM! the RTM version of the Branching and Merging Guide for Visual Studio 2012  was not included in the sim-ship wave. But we have just received the following signal from the product owner Matthew Mitrik and the project lead...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Visual Studio 2012 ALM Rangers Readiness “Wave”

    JasonZ announced the Visual Studio 2012 RTM, which triggered a final SIM ultaneous- SHIP ping event for the Visual Studio ALM Rangers Readiness solutions wave ALM Ranger Solutions Find the latest list of all ALM Ranger solutions here and a list of all ALM Ranger projects on CodePlex here . For...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server 2012 and Project Server 2010 Integration

    (Reposting for Christophe from: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chrisfie/archive/2012/08/08/team-foundation-server-2012-and-project-server-2010-integration.aspx )   Following last week’s RTM announcements for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 I have been upgrading a few PCs including one of my favorite demo...
  • Blog Post: Using the IntelliTrace Standalone Collector Remotely

    This post pertains to the IntelliTrace Standalone Collector, a new feature associated with Visual Studio 2012. The Standalone Collector allows you to collect IntelliTrace logging information on one machine (e.g. a production server) and analyze the log on another machine (e.g. the dev machine in your...
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