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Continuous Deployment: Dev/Test in Azure and Deploy to Production On-premises

Easily provision the required resources in Microsoft Azure using the Azure Resource Manager templates, and deploy Web applications and SQL Server Databases to the Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), and run tests that are automatically distributed across VMs using the Visual Studio Test Agent. Once the application's functionality is verified, deploy...

Collecting Advanced Agent Diagnostics Data in Cloud-based Load Test

With Visual Studio Enterprise Edition 2015 RTM, you can now collect advanced diagnostics for your cloud-based load test as part of your run itself. It is often observed that debugging on cloud is a bit difficult as the machines are not directly accessible to the user. It is not possible to collect logs or any other information from the test ...

Speeding up Unit Test Execution in TFS

Users of TFS can do a few simple things to speed up Unit Test execution and improve the overall Build time. Maximize hardware resource utilization In most likelihood, you run your tests run on a hardware with multiple cores. To make best use of all the cores, you can use the ability of test frameworks to create multiple threads and run your ...

Getting Application Insights counters with Cloud-based Load Testing

Cloud-based Load Testing with Visual Studio Online helps to identify the application performance issues under a certain user load. You can configure the load test with Application Insights counters in addition to the load test counters. This will enable you to compare and contrast both load test counters and server counters and figure out the...

Debugging .NET Native Windows Universal Apps

With the release of Windows 10 we also shipped Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10. As you will have heard Universal Windows apps written in .NET (either C# or VB) will be compiled to native machine code before being deployed to customer devices using .NET Native. However, the default Debug configuration still uses .NET Core runtime to allow ...

MSBuild and Team Foundation Server integration with SonarQube: version 1.0 released

[Updated August 28th 2015]: If you are using Visual Studio Online, you now have a simpler way of analyzing your .Net code leveraging the Build Tasks for SonarQube Analysis   Release of MSBuild.SonarQube.Runner 1.0 As you might recall, we announced back in April at the //build conference that we were working with SonarSource to provide ...