Visual Studio Lab Management team blog

Migrating to the Visual Studio ALM blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/

In an effort to reduce the number of places you need to search for ALM Content including...

Author: Charles Sterling Date: 04/09/2012

Lab Management walkthrough using Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Virtual Machine

Brian Keller has published a Virtual Machine with Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview bits and...

Author: Vijay M [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2011

Lab Management in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

The Developer Preview that was released in Sep 2011 has a set of new features for Lab Management....

Author: Vijay M [MSFT] Date: 11/08/2011

How to run the same test in different Lab Environments?

I will try to address today a common query by lot of users of Visual Studio Lab Management on how to...

Author: Ankit Saraf [MSFT] Date: 09/26/2011

Enter/Vote for your favorite feature suggestions - UserVoice site is here!

Have an idea for the product and wondering what is the best way to report it? Think something is...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 07/14/2011

ALM Rangers have published Visual Studio Lab Management guidance

The ALM Rangers team has produced a comprehensive guidance for Visual Studio Lab Management.This...

Author: Vijay M [MSFT] Date: 06/24/2011

New QFE for Visual Studio 2010 testing tools

A QFE for Visual Studio 2010 testing tools, which fixes some important issues faced by customers, is...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 06/23/2011

Configuration matrix testing using Visual Studio Lab Management

One of the common issues regularly faced by our users is how to test their application in both IE...

Author: Ankit Saraf [MSFT] Date: 05/26/2011

Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 hosts and SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

Both Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 and Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 SP1 work with the...

Author: Vijay M [MSFT] Date: 03/27/2011

Running Build-Deploy-Test workflow on physical environments

UPDATE: In Visual Studio 11, we have introduced rich support for creating physical environments...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 02/15/2011

Enabling Host based connection for virtual environments

Once you create/compose a virtual environment, you can connect to it for doing manual testing etc....

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 11/08/2010

Does Lab Management support non-Hyper-V platforms?

We get a lot of questions around the support matrix for Lab Management in TFS 2010 – does it only...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 10/27/2010

Updated lab management videos

If you haven’t noticed already, we have updated the lab management videos to add a narration and...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 10/27/2010

VM Prep Tool for Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 GDR is now available!

As you may be aware, Lab Management GDR is now available. In sync with this release, I am happy to...

Author: Shankar MSFT Date: 09/08/2010

Lab Management General Distribution Release is now available

We are happy to announce that the General Distribution Release for lab management in Visual Studio...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 08/19/2010

General Availability of Visual Studio Lab Management announced

Today, at the Visual Studio Live event in Seattle, Dave Mendlen – Senior Director of Developer...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 08/04/2010

Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 – Host group and Library Share management

Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 setup guidelines explains the steps required for first time setup...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 07/01/2010

Lab Management (pre-release) 2010 Walkthrough VHD

Updated 7/16/2012: Please note this an archived post and the Lab Management VHD has been retired and...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 06/30/2010

Setting up various topologies to test with Visual Studio Lab Management – Part 4

In continuation with our topology series, this time we will pick a topology with multiple ATs, DTs...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 06/02/2010

Planning considerations for setting up a lab managed by Visual Studio Lab Management 2010

[Last updated on: Jan 3, 2011] As you plan to adopt VS Lab Management 2010 for managing your labs,...

Author: Vijay M [MSFT] Date: 05/12/2010

Setting up various topologies to test with Visual Studio Lab Management – Part 3

In this Part3 of this topology blog series, we will talk about a topology that has TMG proxy and...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 05/07/2010

Creating a bug when test fails in E2E

Note: Cross posted from Nothing geeky.... Permalink In one of the earlier post, we saw how to...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 05/02/2010

Lab Build agents – How it works

Note: Cross posted from Nothing geeky.... Permalink The Lab management end-to-end workflow works...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 05/02/2010

Setting up various topologies to test with Visual Studio Lab Management – Part 2

In Part1 of this blog series, we talked about a topology which had a load balancer and multiple...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 04/23/2010

Setting up agents/controllers for lab

In order to deploy your build and run your tests on a virtual environment, you need to enable the...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 04/20/2010

Updated VM Prep Tool for Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 now Available

As you might be aware, Visual Studio 2010 RTM is now available!  In sync with this release we...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 04/19/2010

Lab Management Supplement for TFS 2010 RC to RTM Upgrade Guide

If you are using Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 RC, the attached Word document covers the Lab...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 04/03/2010

Setting up various topologies to test with Visual Studio Lab Management – Part 1

The article will cover various ways in which customers can setup their topologies for testing with...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 03/29/2010

Note: Cross posted from aseemb's blog. Permalink In Lab Management RC release, you might be using...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 03/22/2010

Creating a bug on test failure ….

Note: Cross posted from Nothing geeky.... Permalink One of the common requirement while running E2E...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/25/2010

What is Lab Service Account?

Note: Cross posted from aseemb's blog. Permalink Overview Lab Service account is newly introduced in...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/22/2010

Beta2 to RC Upgrade Checklist

Upgrading TFS and Lab Management from Beta2 to RC requires a few steps. After working with several...

Author: shayman1 Date: 02/21/2010

Getting started with Lab Management – VS2010 RC (Part 4)

In the last post, we created the “system under test” and ensured that the TCM server has information...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/16/2010

Getting started with Lab Management – VS2010 RC (Part 3)

Configuring the “system under test” in VS The system under test for the purpose of this walkthrough...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/16/2010

Getting started with Lab Management – VS2010 RC (Part 2)

Configure the TFS VM: In our setup, we will configure TFS server, the build controller, build agent...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/16/2010

Getting started with Lab Management – VS2010 RC (Part 1)

We had a previous walkthro that shows lab management in action with VS2010 Beta2. This walk thru is...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/16/2010

Lab Management Walkthrough VHD

[UPDATE(7/1/10)] This VHD expires on 30th June 2010, click here for the updated version. Visual...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/11/2010

Visual Studio Lab Management videos

UPDATE (27 Oct 2010): All videos are now updated with a narration, and uploaded as part of MSDN ‘How...

Author: Darshan Desai [MSFT] Date: 02/11/2010

VM Prep Tool for Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 RC is now available

We are happy to announce the availability of an updated version of VM Prep Tool for Visual Studio...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/11/2010

Additional Upgrade Script for Fixing Build Agent Registration

We have found that in some cases the registration of an upgraded build agents fails, with the...

Author: shayman1 Date: 02/09/2010

Dogfooding Visual Studio Lab Management 2010

Hello, I am Dinesh Bhat, test manager for the team that builds Visual Studio Lab Management...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/09/2010

What is new for Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 RC

As mentioned in Somasegar's blog and Jason Zander's blog, the much anticipated Release Candidate...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 02/08/2010

Lab Management 2010 Beta2 to RC Upgrade Guide

TFS 2010 Release Candidate (RC) will be released later this month, and Lab Management will be...

Author: shayman1 Date: 02/08/2010

Configuring network location for self-contained one-box setup of VS Lab Management 2010 RC

If you plan to setup Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 RC on a self-contained isolated machine...

Author: Vijay M [MSFT] Date: 02/07/2010

Customization of End to End (E2E) Workflow of Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 Beta2

Note: Cross posted from sravanthi's space. Permalink The End to End (E2E) workflow of Visual Studio...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 01/15/2010

Rangers Publish TFS Upgrade Guide

The TFS Rangers team has just published a guide to help you get ready to upgrade from TFS 2008 to...

Author: shayman1 Date: 01/13/2010

Macros for E2E deployment

Note: Cross posted from Nothing geeky.... Permalink Lab management 2010 helps in automating the...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 01/08/2010

Deploying a multi-tier application using Lab Management with MS Deploy & VSDBCMD

In a previous post - Getting started with Lab Management (Part 4), we saw how to deploy a simple...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 12/31/2009

TFS 2010 Best Practice Analyser Beta2 is now available

Team Foundation Server Best Practice Analyser (BPA) a diagnostic tool (released as part of TFS 2010...

Author: Hariveer Singh Date: 12/02/2009

Time for feedback about Beta 2

It has been almost 6 weeks since Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was released. Some of you have already...

Author: shayman1 Date: 12/02/2009

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