I am extremely pleased to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2013 release candidate for download. This release includes new tools for line of business applications, Web applications, games, mobile devices, services and of course applications targeting our latest platform Windows 8.1.
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The ALM MVPs were busy today as they released two different tools designed to help agile teams work better.
The first tool is a visual studio gallery extension called Sprint Burndown+. This extension enables development teams to view all their #sprints on a single timeline.
While i hate simply echoing other blog posts…This one was too important to not cover. The ALM Virtual Machine (which most people refer to as the “Keller VM”) is probably the single most important Microsoft ALM training tool – used both by internal and external trainers.
(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.
(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 optimize your application for energy consumption.
As Brian said we have made a ton of improvements for Testers with the Team Foundation Service released during TechEd. In looking at the last two sprints in TFS I see over 14 new features!
Add/rename/delete new parameters and values to a test case
Run a suite using a single gesture
Drag and drop between suites and test cases
Manage attachments to test steps in the test case creation/editing dialog
Insert existing Shared Steps during Test case authoring
Create test plans
Create new test suite for selected test plan
Add Requirement based suites to the selected test plan
For testing Heterogeneous and mobile environments we have relied on world class partners. SeeTest from Experitest now enables Microsoft developers test mobile applications inc WIndowsPhone8, iOS, Android and Blackberry.
Experitest is a recognized leader in mobile testing and touts several powerful benefits with the latest release of SeeTest:
As far as I know the first testing tool in the world to offer full Windows Phone 8.
Today I am happy to announce that in addition to the bi-direction synchronization between the HP ALM – TFS systems, OpsHub’s newest release v5.3 has added integration with test case management and tracking features.
Easy 3 step configuration
OpsHub Integration Manager (OIM) provides for easy configuration,
One thing we typically aren’t great about is going back and “freshening” up old blog posts…Unfortunately in many cases these posts become “THE” reference source for some topics. Luckily in the case of load testing with Microsoft tools one of our ALM partners in the UK Testhouse offered to freshen up the rapidly dated post –and keep it that way.
One of the requests we have heard upon the introduction of test Playlists in Visual Studio Update 2 was a tool for converting Visual Studio 2010 test lists to the new Playlists format…Well it turns a developer, Rolf Huisman, at one of our “go to” ALM Partners InfoSupport wrote and and released one Codeplex!