Brian Harry's Blog

Everything you want to know about Azure DevOps and Farming

Some valuable testing guidance

The Rangers have been hard at work lately putting together guidance for good practices for organizing real world test efforts and how our tools can help.  If you’ve got a significant test effort and are using the Visual Studio tools, I recommend checking this out. Test Release Management – covers guidance on managing test ...

Upcoming book on VS 2012 ALM

One of our MVPs has written a book on VS 2012 ALM.  It’s not quite available yet and I haven’t had a chance to look at it closely, but Mathias has been working closely with us for a long time and I expect it will be a good book.  Here’s a link to where you can learn more and ultimately order it when it is available...

Team Foundation Service Updates 7/16

This sprint is the smallest service change in a while.  It was the last sprint for really wrapping up our TFS 11 on-premises work so most of our effort went into that.  I’m expecting that we’ll see a significant increase in new service capabilities over the next couple of months. So, for the most part, this deployment has a ...

Coded UI testing support for Silverlight

After we shipped VS 2010, we shipped a “Testing Feature Pack” that included support for testing Silverlight 4 applications using UI automation.  Our full intent was to incorporate that support into VS 2012.  Unfortunately, there were so many competing priorities, we just didn’t have time to get it in – and ...

Test Professional performance improvements

I’ve written in the past about some of the work we’ve done on performance in TFS/VS 2012.  I’m happy  to see in the feedback that many people have noticed.  We’re in the process of wrapping things up for this release and I got an update on our Test Pro performance results that I thought was worth sharing. This graph ...

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