Thursday, December 28, 2006

Load Tests Results Dilema

Been trying to read the load test results captured on a client’s machines at the client’s hosting environment on our development environment to capture what are the problems we have in the application.

It took hours to figure out why the test results keep giving unable to connect to load test repository.

The only solution found is the following:
  1. Create a local Load Test on your machine and export it for reference.
  2. Open your Exported Load Test trx file and search for the key m_resultsRepositoryConnectString, this key holds the Load Test Repository connection string encrypted. This key is found under Tests/LoadTestResult node.
    <m_resultsRepositoryConnectString type="System.String">
  3. Copy the encrypted connection string, and open your original exported load test trx files and replace the original connection string with the new one.

Voila!! You are now able to view your test results

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Monitoring and Analyzing a Load Test Result

A great MSDN article related to Monitoring and Analyzing a Load Test Result that is very helpful.
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Test Edition provides tools for running,
monitoring, and analyzing load tests. The load test result viewer is capable of
monitoring a running test or analyzing a completed test. This document describes
the features of the load test result viewer

Friday, December 15, 2006

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Released

After a long wait, VS2005 SP1 is now available on MSDN, the following are the available options

SP 1 provides over 70 improvements for common development scenarios including:

  • New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling
  • Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server
  • Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007
  • Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition
  • Additional support for project file based Web applications
  • Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Charles Sterling blogged a nice set of TFS Q&As on his blog ...

Check out his 17 Q&A post
I received some questions from a local and very sophisticated development
shop asking about Team Foundation Sever and figured if these guys were asking
these questions almost certainly other people would be was well.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

VSTS for Database Professionals Videos

A list of videos found on MSDN introducing VSTS for Database Professionals and how to use it.

TFS Team Interviews

Brian Keller, Technical Evangelist for Team System, is preparing to conduct some more video interviews for Channel 9. He is traveling to North Carolina to interview members of the Team Foundation Server team later this month, including Brian Harry.

For any questions you'd like to him to ask, contact Brian Keller by December 13th.

Submit Your Questions for the Upcoming Channel 9 Interviews of the Team Foundation Server Team.

VSTS Virtual Lab: Change Management with TFS

A new virtual lab in the Team System section of MSDN Virtual Labs is now available that covers Change Management with Team Foundation Server.
In this lab:
VSTFS enables developers to handle change at an individual
level by letting them isolate themselves from outside changes
VSTFS enables
a team to leverage best practices with process frameworks templates and
automated guidance and provides you with ready-to-use industry recognized best
practices like MSF and SCRUM
VSTFS offers an integrated work environment
designed for change management in teams with a variety of roles
VSTFS source
control system integrates information and artifacts in a safe and secure
centralized location
Team Foundation Work Item Tracking system enables to
maintain efficiency by ensuring that developers are focused on the most critical
work items
The integration of Team Foundation System enables you to take the
overhead out of traceability and collaboration
Team Foundation Build
improves quality everyday by regularly integrating your team’s work together
Team Foundation Build reporting capabilities enables you to identify issues
including bottlenecks early on by taking a team-wide view of your progress

Saturday, December 02, 2006

VSTS for Database Professionals RTM Released

Finally, VSTS for Database Professionals is officially RTM ... with build x251

The product will show-up on the MSDN download site around December 7 or 8th

Great achievement !!

Friday, December 01, 2006

TFS Roadmap

Brian Harry posted the roadmap his team is following as they work on future releases of TFS (bharry's WebLog : Team Foundation Server Roadmap).
I've been hinting at this coming for while now. I think I promised it
would come out in Dec and here it is on the last day of Nov :). I hope
this is helpful to you in knowing where we are headed and also in giving us
feedback on where we are missing the boat. Please share with us any
feedback you have. We are working on getting specs for more of this stuff
published on the VS specs site
here. My goal is for us to publish one spec every week or two. We've
got two up there now and we working on more. I'm expecting that most of
the Orcas functionality will start showing up in CTPs in the Feb