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  • Blog Post: Markdown in Visual Studio Online

    Visual Studio Online supports common Markdown conventions and Github-flavored extensions. Daring Fireball describes Markdown syntax, and the GitHub-flavored extensions are described at GitHub . Here are some additional pointers on creating Markdown for Visual Studio Online. Create a link to another...
  • 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: New whitepapers for migration and security … with more to come

    We are pleased to announce two new whitepapers have landed, sharing real-world experience and research feedback. Extracting effective permissions from TFS whitepaper and sample Practical guidance and sample code based on extensive research to address two of the commonly heard requests on Team Foundation...
  • Blog Post: CodeLens in Visual Studio Online is now in Public Preview

    Update: Added a Troubleshooting section. Introduction CodeLens is a heads-up display in your Visual Studio Editor where you can find information about your code in-context.   We had enabled CodeLens in Visual Studio Online for select customers as a Limited CTP in Nov 2014. We have evaluated the...
  • 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: CodeLens in Visual Studio Online enabled as a Limited CTP

    Update: Added a troubleshooting section. Introduction CodeLens is a heads-up display in your Visual Studio Editor where you can find information about your code in-context. CodeLens has now been enabled in Visual Studio Online for select customers as a Limited CTP .  Pre-requisites You should have...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Release Management for VS 2013 Update 4?

    I'm excited to announce Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4. This update includes several new features and performance updates that will make it easier than ever to deploy your app from development through to production. This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions...
  • Blog Post: Using Release Management VSO service to manage releases

    With Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RTM, you can use Visual Studio Online(VSO) service to set up and manage your releases to Azure. This means you can configure Release Management client to connect to Visual Studio Online service instead of Release Management server used for on-premises...
  • Blog Post: Deploying and testing web applications using Release Management

    Summary You have downloaded the Release Management for Visual Studio client , and are connected to either your Visual Studio Online account or to an on-premises Release Management Sever. You have either imported your Azure environments or created on-premises environments to be used in the various...
  • 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: Project Welcome Pages

    We recently deployed a new feature to Visual Studio Online to help people get new team members started with a project and for people browsing the server to understand what a project is for and how to use it. We call the feature “Project Welcome Pages”. It’s very easy to tell when the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Engineering Stories - How We Build Software at Microsoft

    Before I joined Microsoft , I worked with many companies over many years helping them with transforming & improving their application lifecycle management practices. I was also very fortunate to have been awarded as a Microsoft MVP for many of those years and had the opportunity to interact closely...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Your Data from TFS to Visual Studio Online with New Free Utility from OpsHub

    Ever since we launched Visual Studio Online in November, we’ve had tremendous success with lots of teams coming to Visual Studio Online for their needs. We’ve had many Team Foundation Server customers asking us how to move to Visual Studio Online but also take their most important history...
  • 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 Guidance for Consulting Teams and Systems Integrators

    If you are a consulting team or systems integrator partner this post is for you. In the Visual Studio Online team we are aware that many of you are looking for ways to more efficiently deliver projects for your customers. It has been a very popular scenario in the adoption of Visual Studio Online. We...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Online Best Practices: Troubleshooting issues with the "Eligible MSDN Subscriber” license type

    As you adopt Visual Studio Online (VSO) and assign licenses to your users you may want to assign the “Eligible MSDN Subscriber” license type to team members. MSDN subscriptions are purchased " target="_blank">purchased outside of VSO and assigned to individual users. Before an MSDN subscriber...
  • 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...
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