Charles Sterling

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Visual Studio Team Services – Testing Tools Roadmap

Over the last few months, there has been a consistent ask for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) / Team Foundation Server (TFS) Testing Tools roadmap.  I would like to share our strategic direction, what we have delivered over the last 6 months and where we are headed.  It would be great to get your feedback on what we are doing right and ...

Visual Studio Team Services Manual Testing Tips: Charts, Iterations and Runs

I seem to get these three questions about Manual Testing on a regular basis and thought i would share the answers:  1. How to get the column/row data populated in the test chart dialog? (In a Visual Studio Team Services Project: Menus are: Test>Test Plan>Charts> New Chart> New Test Case Chart) 2. How to see Iterations in a ...

Parallel and Context Sensitive Test Execution with Visual studio 2015 Update 1

(Editors Note:  One of the most popular series of blog posts on the ALM Blog was Terje’s posts on Unit Testing.  So when he asked to republish his Norwegian post on the ALM blog the answer was of course an enthusiastic YES!.  A little off topic this post also highlights we need a post on executing parallel test runs with the new “Run ...

Getting Started with Selenium Testing in a Continuous Integration Pipeline with Visual Studio

Leveraging Donovan’s great DevOps series on building his Ignite Demo here is a walk through for using Selenium with Visual Studio Team Services and the PartsUnlimited sample found at: https://github.com/Microsoft/PartsUnlimited   Getting Started with Selenium in a Continuous Integration Pipeline Performing user interface testing as ...

Visual Studio 2015 Test Tools getting started content

Visual Studio Testing Tools enables development teams ensure higher quality applications and adopt latest testing practices. These Testing tools provide insightful information enabling development teams to reproduce  and fix issues sooner and faster. Ensuring higher quality applications and a better customer experience. In addition, the ...

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 ...

TFS Kanban board Swim lane customization walk through

While Tarun couldn’t attend the MVP Summit in person (having just gotten married it didn’t seem the most prudent use of his vacation time<g>); he was definitely well missed and  more importantly put the time to good use and added another post to the MVP Blog series.   Tarun, hopefully we will see you next...

Light weight browser based test management and execution

Visual Studio Update 2 added a light weight browser based test management to the already set of rich test features in the Visual Studio family.  The goal of these test features are to enable development teams an easy way of viewing and editing test cases, give manual testers a way of testing (both Windows and non-Windows) environments ...

February CTP for Visual Studio Update 2

Visual Studio Updates are a mechanism we are using to provide ongoing value throughout the year to our Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. These updates will provide features to support the latest software trends in the market, and also offer an easy way to deploy bug fixes.  In Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 we are focusing ...

DevOps virtual machine with Team Foundation Server 2012 and System Center 2012 now available

Hands down one of the best training tools Microsoft has for Application Lifecycle Tools is Brian Keller’s virtual machines.  Today Brian released another of these virtual machines -this one focused on the integration between System Center 2012 Operations Manager and Team Foundation Server 2012.  In addition to the hands-on-lab / ...