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Load Testing Siebel Applications using Visual Studio

One of our premier test partners  Testhouse (Shivaram Patil and Roshin Jacob) has been working with Hosam Kamel(Microsoft regional technology solution professional and ALM Ranger) for performance testing one of our mutual enterprise customers.  The project was focused on using Visual Studio to do a performance and load testing for Seibel ...

Get started with some basic TFBuild scripts

You want to run some of your business logic during your TFBuild process. Maybe before, or maybe after Team Foundation Build (TFBuild) compiles or tests your code. For example, before you compile, you want to set the version of your assembly files. Or after you compile, you want to control the build outputs that get dropped to your staging ...

Creating Fence Environments using Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview Lab Management can put Lab Environment in “Not Ready” state

This issue can occur if the guest OS is Windows 2012 R2 Preview.   Workaround: Install Agents for the Lab Environment once. It should fix the problem.  Cause: When the test agent is installed and configured, by default it enables firewall exception for tcp port 6910 in privateand current profiles. If the guest OS is Windows ...

Creating Fence Environments using team foundation server 2013 Preview Lab Management can give error “The given key is not present in the dictionary..”

This issue can occur when Lab Management is configured with SCVMM 2012 R2 Preview    Workaround :  Repair the Lab Environment once. It should fix the problem.  Cause:  While creating a network isolated environment Lab creates a virtual network using SCVMM. This network creation completes successfully but SCVMM still returns a ...

Performance and Diagnostics Hub in Visual Studio 2013

Update: this blog post has been updated for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 – enjoy! If you attended our Build conference or watched some of the videos, you may have seen some of the new profiling tools and our Performance and Diagnostics hub. This blog post will provide an overview of the hub and the various performance analysis tools that we ...

XAML UI Responsiveness tool in Visual Studio 2013

(Posting for a team mate and friend Pratap Lakshman)   From the perspective of interaction-performance applications need to be “fast” and “fluid” - fast to launch, to navigate between pages, to react to changes in orientation, and fluid in scrolling, in panning and in animations. This post introduces the XAML UI Responsiveness tool...

Energy Consumption tool in Visual Studio 2013

(Posting for a team mate: Shiv Prashant Sood) Battery draining applications result in bad customer experience and poor ratings. Optimal battery usage is an important aspect that a developer must consider. This post introduces the Energy Consumption tool, a new tool in the Visual Studio Performance and Diagnostics hub that enables you to ...

Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview – Upgrade FAQ

 Now that the Preview has been out for a couple of weeks, we've started to get lots of questions about acquisition and upgrade.  This page provides useful information about the upgrade process for the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview.  If you're unfamiliar with the new features available in Visual Studio 2013, ...

What is New in Code Analysis for Visual Studio 2013

This post (addressing uservoice feedback on CA) was written by Nat Ayewah, a member of the code analysis team in Windows Last year's release of Visual Studio 2012 marked a significant update to the Code Analysis experience in Visual Studio. We made code analysis available in more editions of Visual Studio, introduced a new user interface...

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