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A Lap around Application Insights in Brisbane Australia March 18th and 21st and Adelaide March 19th

If you are in Australia looking for the latest ALM training and content Anthony Borton, ALM MVP and founder of EnhanceALM and will be on the road showing off Application Insights.  His presentation, A Lap around Application Insights, can been seen at the BNE .NET Users Group (18th), the Adelaide .NET Users Group (19th) and the QLD ALM ...

New CPU Usage tool in the Performance and Diagnostics hub in Visual Studio 2013

This blog post will give an overview of the features of the new CPU Usage tool in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, and then walk through a specific example of how to use the CPU Usage tool to understand what functions are using the CPU so that you can prioritize your time optimizing the functions that will improve your performance the most. ...

TFS Lab Management with multiple SCVMM servers

The ALM Rangers recently received a user request to clarify the following concept: “with Team Foundation Server 2013 you can configure a different SCVMM server for each team project collection”. This blog post, created by Richard Fennell, pulls together the discussions with Mathias Olausson, Vijay Machiraju and Richard Fennell from the ALM...

Usage monitoring with Application Insights JavaScript SDK Update

Posting on the behalf of Bret Grinslade.  If you want to know more or meet Bret he will also be doing a talk on this topic at TechED 2014. *****************************   We have posted an update to the JavaScript SDK for Usage.  Going forward, any time you get the JavaScript snippet from the Keys & Downloads page it will be with...

Free ALM Webinars from Northwest Cadence

Steve and his team is offering a free set of Webinars for the ALM World! Thanks Steve! **Northwest Cadence Complementary Webcast/Training events:****** **Northwest Cadence –in-person events****** Northwest Cadence Training Offerings:   Instructors ​Steven Borg | Northwest Cadence Co-Founder and Strategist...

New CodedUI course from Pluralsight

  One of the ALM MVPs, Marcel de Vries, has been spending a ton of time writing CodeUI Tests.  Thankfully Marcel decided to take this hard earned knowledge and convert it into a class on best practices for Implementing Coded UI testing. Session information below: This course is targeted at Testers and Developers that want to ...

IntelliTrace MVC Navigation

The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability and performance data for web applications and to review the data using IntelliTrace. For Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, Update 2, we have added the ability to easily navigate to Actions and Controllers for Model View Controller (MVC) web sites. Let’s examine that ...

Announcing new Application Lifecycle readiness content by the ALM Rangers

The ALM Rangers have been involved with a bunch of recent Visual Studio 2013 readiness content to help people get up to speed. 1. The Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes – eBook update v1.2 .  Big thanks to Michael Fourie, we have been able to action the backlog of community feedback for recent versions and package as part of the...

Combining Tools in the Performance and Diagnostics Hub in Visual Studio 2013

We have been hard at work on the Visual Studio Diagnostics team building on the Performance and Diagnostics hub. If you pick up Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, you can try out the features shown in this blog post. We have some great tools in the hub, and as many of you know, performance problems can often be caused by a combination of issues. ...

UI Enhancements for IntelliTrace with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

As announced previously on this blog, with Visual Studio 2013 RTM, we also released the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) which can produce .itrace files for issues with applications in production. This includes exception information, but also performance event violations. In Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, we continue to improve this experience ...

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