Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

Load Testing Visual Studio Online

By Ed Glas, Jiange Sun, and Bill Barnett In this post we discuss how we load test Visual Studio...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 11/26/2013

A New Role for Me

I have been quiet on my blog for a while, mostly because I have switched jobs. I had been running...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/14/2011

Interviewing for an SDET job at Microsoft

I have been doing a lot of interviewing lately. First of all, if you are interested in coming to...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/14/2011

Plugins for Handling JSON and msbin1 SilverLight Payloads on codeplex

We enabled two new key extensibility points in VS 2010 to better handle rich post bodies that we...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/07/2010

MSDN Docs Updated for July

Of all the great things we did with the product in 2010, one area I was surprised and pleased by is...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/07/2010

Version 3.5 of the Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide Available

Geoff Gray has done it again, adding a bunch of new content to the Quick Reference Guide at...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/07/2010

New SharePoint 2010 Load Test Toolkit Released

The SharePoint team released the Administration Toolkit for SharePoint 2010 (SPAT2010). One part of...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/07/2010

Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 2.0) Published

Version 2 of the Quick Reference Guide has now been published. This guide is chock-full of...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 04/12/2010

I’ve updated my Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests, which is a list of links to load test...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 04/12/2010

Great New Documentation for Performance Testing Now Online

I am very excited about the new level of documentation we have in this release. Howie Hilliker has...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 04/12/2010

VS 2010 Ships!

I am happy to say that VS 2010 is generally available starting today! Go to the Visual Studio home...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 04/12/2010

Simulating Peak Load with VS Load Tests

In VS load tests come with a few load patterns out of the box: Constant load: holds count of users...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 04/02/2010

Process Model Changes in VS 2010

In VS 2010, we made several changes to the process models for local and remote execution. These...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/29/2010

VS 2010 Test Agent and Test Controller Troubleshooting Guide

Michael Koltachev, Geoff Staneff, and the rest of the TE team put together a valuable...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/28/2010

Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques for Visual Studio 2010

Contents Overview How Web Performance Tests Work Overview of New Features in VS 2010 Debugging a Web...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/23/2010

dynaTrace + VS 2010 Load Tests = 1 Powerful Solution for Performance Analysis of Java Applications

dynaTrace offers a terrific integration with VS 2008 to enable performance analysis of java and...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/10/2010

Application Benchmark Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics AX

The Dynamics AX product team is a long-time internal customer of VS Load Tests, and use VS to do all...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/05/2010

Product Transitions from VS 2008 to VS 2010 for Load Testing

If you are currently using VS 2008, here is how I compare the products and components you use for...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/03/2010

Parameterizing Tests to Run in Different Environments

Sean has a great post on running Web tests and load tests from the command line. A hidden feature is...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/16/2010

Install Visual Studio 2010 RC Today

Visual Studio 2010 RC is available on the Web today for MSDN subscribers. Go to the RC landing page...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/08/2010

Configuration Options for Load Testing with Visual Studio 2010

In this post I outlined the products you need for load testing with Visual Studio 2010. I included a...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/07/2010

VS 2010 Product SKU Lineup Finalized

Here are the VS 2010 SKUs, and testing features available in each (see this link for more feature...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/06/2010

New Web and Load Test Features in Beta2

In beta2 we added a number of new minor features, and a couple of major ones. We also changed our...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 10/21/2009

Getting Started with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

As you are probably already aware, Visual Studio Beta 2 is now available for download, see the...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 10/20/2009

Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010

In Visual Studio 2010, we are changing our load test licensing model. In VS 2005 and VS 2008, we...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 10/20/2009

Using The Virtual User Activity Chart to Understand the VS Load Engine

In dev10 we’ve added a new Virtual User Activity Chart that shows virtual user activity. Each row on...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 10/18/2009

Increasing the ROI of our Automation

A while back I posted this on automation. I want to resurface this topic now, as it has been on my...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 06/12/2009

Read this Before Running a Load Test with Dev10 Beta 1

If you install the dev10 beta 1 on the same machine as VS 2008, and you are running load tests, read...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/24/2009

New Performance Testing Training Available from RTTS

RTTS, a premier testing consultancy and test tools training company, now has training available for...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/22/2009

Shivaji Nagarajan has extensive experience testing SharePoint using VSTS, and has captured what he...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/20/2009

dynaTrace Leverages new Extensibility Points to Provide Deep Integration with Dev10

A fantastic example of a partner taking advantage of the new extensibility points in Web test...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/20/2009

Are You Reporting Inaccurate Performance Numbers with VS 2008?

There’s a hidden problem with VS 2008 load testing that you need be aware if you are running tests...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/19/2009

Elevating the Role of the Tester with Visual Studio 2010

I am very excited and proud to introduce the new testing features you’ll find in Visual Studio 2010....

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/19/2009

Dev10 Beta 1 Available!

Beta 1 was released to the web today for MSDN subscribers. If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/18/2009

Great resources for SharePoint performance testing

Sanjay Narang has compiled a great set of links on performance testing SharePoint. Check them out!...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 05/06/2009

New, comprehensive technical documentation available for Web, Load, and Unit Tests

The VSTS Ranger team, led by Geoff Gray, just published the VSTT Quick Reference Guide 1.0. This is...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/31/2009

I’ve updated my Load Test Links post with links to new posts, as well as added some links to content...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 03/06/2009

New Web test rules on codeplex.comTeamTestPlugins

We just released 1.2 of our codeplex rules, adding the following rules: ExtractText2...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/14/2009

Amit Chatterjee, new Team Test blogger

Amit Chatterjee, General Manager of the VS Test Business, recently started blogging and has a post...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/13/2009

VSTS wins Testers Choice in for .NET Apps in Software Test and Performance Magazine

The annual testers choice awards are out in STP magazine, and VSTS took top spot in two categories...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 02/04/2009

Make Your Performance Work Count: The 20% Guideline

I recently read Steve Seow's book, Designing and Engineering Time: The Psychology of Time Perception...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 01/02/2009

Reading Performance Counters on Vista and Server 2008 Machines

Users commonly experience problems collecting counters during a load test. These problems come in...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 11/18/2008

Codeplex.com Load Test Reports updated

One of our load test partners, Aztecsoft, recently updated the load test reports on codeplex. The...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 11/18/2008

Back from PDC

I spent last week in LA at the PDC. The conference was mainly focused on the new technologies...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 11/03/2008

Visual Round Trip Analyzer released

My colleague Jim Pierson on the Live Services performance team released the Visual Round Trip...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 11/03/2008

WOW! New TFS Power Tool release coming

The TFS Power Tool release on the tarmac is awesome! Check out Brian's blog post for a preview....

Author: Ed Glas Date: 10/02/2008

Event ordering in Web Tests

Web tests have a number of extensibility points before and after a request. What order do they run...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/28/2008

New Fiddler Timeline view is neat!

Eric Lawrence has added a cool new feature to fiddler to visualize what is happening in your http...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/19/2008

JW post on MS Testing - my observations

Check out James's recent post with the eye-catching title “if Microsoft is so good at testing, why...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/19/2008

JW on testing

James Whittaker, a testing luminary, joined Team Test a while back and has started blogging. You'll...

Author: Ed Glas Date: 08/19/2008

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