Amit Chatterjee's Blog

Visual Studio, Development and Testing, Virtualization, and other topics

Submitting the Windows Phone application to the Marketplace

The last several weeks have been quite busy at work. However, I finally found the time to publish my...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 07/30/2011

Unit Testing the Windows Phone 7 applications

It’s been a long while since my last blog post. With some additional responsibilities at work,...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 06/26/2011

Visual Studio ALM vNext announced at TechEd 2011, Atlanta

I am very excited – we just announced the vision for Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) in the...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/18/2011

Building Windows Phone 7 User Interface with Expression Blend

Microsoft Expression Blend is a great tool for designing user interfaces. Expression Blend 4 for...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/11/2011

Extending the Chronometer Windows Phone 7 app – introducing NuGet, Pivot, and the TimeSpanPicker control!

I am back to coding this weekend, and would like to add a second feature to the Chronometer...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/01/2011

Continuing with the Windows Phone applications–.NET Serialization

The Chronometer application I have been building for Windows Phone 7 is coming along nicely! This...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/23/2011

Building a Windows Phone 7 Application–Data Binding and Persistence!

The IPLT20 cricket championship is currently in progress – this means there is a lot of cricket on...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/16/2011

Windows Phone 7 app: Adding “portrait”/“landscape” modes to Chronometer

This one is a short update to the Windows 7 Phone application that I have been building and blogging...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/07/2011

WP7 Chronometer – adding the ‘Application Bar’

I have been waiting to get back to the Windows Phone 7 Chronometer app that I have started to build...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/02/2011

Building a Windows Phone 7 Application

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon, and was the perfect time for me to do something that I have been...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 03/26/2011

Test and Lab Management changes in Visual Studio Service Pack 1 release

  As you know, it has now been a couple of weeks since we released the Visual Studio Service...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 03/24/2011

Parallelism: In the Cloud, Cluster and Client

Recently I had the opportunity to keynote at the Intel Tech Days conference, and I chose to talk...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 12/18/2010

Eurostar 2010 at Copenhagen – Cool show, beautiful city, freezing weather!

I enjoyed my visit to Eurostar last year, and this year’s conference in Copenhagen was a very...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 12/10/2010

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta Released–information on Test and Lab Management Changes

The Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download! General availability as well...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 12/09/2010

Eurostar 2010 in Copenhagen: November 29–December 2

Eurostar – Europe’s largest conference for testers – is being hosted in...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 11/26/2010

Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 released–new set of Testing capabilities

I am very happy to announce that we have just released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 –...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 11/16/2010

Archie!

August has been a emotional roller coaster of a month for me. It started on an extremely happy note....

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 08/28/2010

Watch the Lab Management announcement video!

As I had written in my last post, on August 4th we announced the final release of Lab Management in...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 08/06/2010

Final Release of Visual Studio Lab Management announced!

Just a short while ago at the VS Live event in Seattle, Dave Mendlen – Senior Director of...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 08/04/2010

The Eyjafjallajökull effect

No – I don’t quite know how to pronounce the name of this now-famous mountain, but it sure has...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/18/2010

VS2010 Launched – great launch event in Bangalore, India

April 12 was of course a big day for us. VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4 was launched with great...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/15/2010

VS 2010 RC is ready for general download

The Visual Studio 2010 RC release is now available for general download! You can download the bits...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 02/11/2010

Now the Lab Management part of the Dogfooding story ….

In my last post I talked about how the Visual Studio Test and Lab Management teams are dogfooding...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 02/07/2010

Dogfooding Visual Studio Test and Lab Management Products ….

Dogfooding is a rich tradition at Microsoft. It essentially stands for “eating your own dogfood”....

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 02/04/2010

Beautiful Stockholm!

I just got back from a week's trip to Stockholm, Sweden. This was my first trip to the city, and I...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 12/07/2009

Have you tried out the Lab Management Product in the VS 2010 Beta 2 release?

Have you tried out the Lab Management product that is part of the Visual Studio 21010 Beta 2...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 11/28/2009

In Stockholm the next few days ...

I am travelling to Stockholm and will spend the week there meeting customers and talking about the...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 11/28/2009

What’s new in Test and Lab Management in VS 2010 Beta 2

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now live, and we have updated the Beta2 landing page to point to the...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 10/23/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available!

I am very excited that Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available to our customers for testing and...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 10/20/2009

Is this world a giant Load Test in action?

Next week I am on the road to meet a few customers and discuss with them the Test offerings that my...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 09/20/2009

Lab Management Tutorials and Manual Testing Video

Greetings! It has been a while since the last post – I and my team have been preoccupied with work...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 06/13/2009

The Lab Management Product – An Overview …

A lot is going on. The VSTS 2010 Beta 1 bits are out (as I had noted in my last post) and with that...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/24/2009

VSTS 2010 Beta 1 download now available for everyone …

The VS 2010 Beta 1, the VSTS 2010 Beta1, and the .NET Framework Beta 1 is now available for all to...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/21/2009

Announcement MSDN subscribers: VSTS 2010 Beta 1 now available!

The Beta 1 download of VSTS 2010, along with Beta 1 bits for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0, are...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/19/2009

Reporting on Test Management Data

You have been following along the innovative set of features and capabilities that we are providing...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/18/2009

Official Names for the 2010 Test Products now announced!

This is an exciting day for me and my team. We have just announced the official names for the 2010...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/14/2009

A Side Show: Back from the Power Lab at Cape Cod, MA

So I have been incommunicado for a while, though for a specific reason. I was out for a week, at...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 05/09/2009

Upcoming VSTS 2010 Presentation at the Great Indian Developer Summit …

Tomorrow I am travelling to Bangalore, India to key note at the “Great Indian Developer Summit...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/21/2009

Diagnostic Data Adapters: Changing how Developers and Testers work together (Part 2 of 2 - The Diagnostic Trace Collector)

This post finishes up the two part topic on Diagnostic Data Adapters in VS 2010, and how they help...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/21/2009

Diagnostic Data Adapters: Changing how Developers and Testers work together (Part 1 of 2 - The Test Impact Collector)

Last time I talked about remote execution and introduced the concept of Diagnostic Data Adapters in...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 04/11/2009

Remote Execution and Data Collection

As promised, I will spend a few posts talking to you about remote execution and data collection. So...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 03/28/2009

How far are we into the “Rethinking Software Testing” series?

I started the series on “Rethinking Software Testing” in December 2008, and in the past few months...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 03/25/2009

Coded UI Test

In the previous post, you saw how the Manual Testing has been made really easy with Camano. As I had...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 03/14/2009

The Microsoft Test Runner – innovation for the Generalist Tester

It’s a very busy phase for us at work. The entire team is busy stabilizing our products for the...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 02/28/2009

Test planning using Camano

The concept of a test plan Just like architects plan and document the design and requirements of...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 02/17/2009

Check out the new VSTS (Team System) web site ...

In the last several weeks I have been sharing with you details about the exciting test products we...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 02/14/2009

Visual Studio Team Test Edition wins STP Magazine's Tester’s Choice poll …

In my last post I had talked in details about the Load Testing feature of Visual Studio Team System,...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 02/07/2009

Web and Load Testing with Visual Studio Team System

Continuing the series on Testing with Visual Studio Team System, I devote this blog to our Web and...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 01/29/2009

Unit Testing

Greetings! Hope you have had a great start to the New Year! I am happy to continue the series on...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 01/15/2009

Rethinking Testing – Dev Test Challenges

In my last post, I had mentioned that I would pick a specific area of testers challenges and share...

Author: Amit_Chatterjee' Date: 12/31/2008

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