allen@msft

random bits, rants and raves

Iterate over builds in VSTS

$personalAccessToken = "<your VSTS PAT Token>" $tfsUrl=...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 05/17/2017

Executing Ordered Tests on remote machines using Run Functional Tests task

The Run Functional Test task helps you execute your tests on one or more remote machines after you...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 08/09/2016

Remote Test Execution using Team Foundation Server 2015 RC2 and beyond

The Agents for Visual Studio suite containing the test controller and agents allowed you to execute...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 07/20/2015

Important timeout tweaks for controller agent

Based on your network you may run into test run failures associated with the agent/controller...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 12/10/2013

Getting started with Fakes using Visual Studio

These are a good set of references to anyone looking into getting started with fakes...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 11/27/2013

Test controller/agent usage recommendations

Over the years we have had many people ask us on what is the best way to configure and use the test...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 11/26/2013

Getting the status of your test agents

Users routinely want to check the status of the test agents against which they are scheduling their...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 11/20/2013

Test Controller 2012 Update 3+

New features introduced Visual Studio Test Controller 2012 Update3+ now supports backward compat...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 11/20/2013

‚ÄčIf you find yourself with a an empty .coverage file and see errors similar to the below in your...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 09/08/2012

Troubleshooting missing data in Code Coverage Results

Code Coverage tool in Visual Studio 11 instruments native and managed binaries (DLLs/EXEs) whenever...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 06/05/2012

Lab Management is now available

Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management is now available for download. So how do you get started? Install...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 08/19/2010

Using the TFS - Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) for Lab Management

As announced earlier the TFS Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) has been released for RC. You can install...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 03/02/2010

Lab Management Dictionary

This is an attempt to shed some light on the variety of nouns introduced by Lab Management, as is...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 01/11/2010

whoami

Am a developer with the Lab Management team and work in the areas related to the setup and...

Author: Allen Mathias Date: 12/18/2009