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.
A month or so ago, I recorded a brief interview with Tim Huckaby. Here’s a link if you want to check it out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj553284.aspx
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.
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.
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 –
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.