6 08, 2015

Some Things To Consider Before You Upgrade

By | 2015-08-06T10:17:29+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Microsoft Test Manager, Reporting, Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Last month I told you not to upgrade your Team Foundation Server.  This month, I’m standing on the mountain tops proclaiming with a loud voice, “It’s time to upgrade your Team Foundation Server!” TFS 2015 RTM has arrived. If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on within Microsoft’s Developer Division, you’ll know that Visual [...]

10 03, 2015

5 Reasons to Upgrade your Team Foundation Server

By | 2015-03-10T10:13:13+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Microsoft Test Manager, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio Online|2 Comments

It sits there in the background humming right along, bravely weathering every build you throw at it. It hungrily stores your source code and caringly serves up work items and reports like your best friend.  Team Foundation Server is the hub of your ALM activity.  You use it, abuse it, and rarely have to excuse [...]

1 05, 2013

Quality enablement with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

By | 2013-05-01T09:00:57+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Lab Management|0 Comments

In the modern application lifecycle one of the key messages is one of quality enablement. Quality will be the key differentiator between you and your competitors over the next few years and the old excuses are just that… old.

14 09, 2012

DevOps with Test Manager

By | 2012-09-14T12:28:47+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio 11|0 Comments

The first time I saw Test Manager, I thought to myself that it would be a wonderful tool for Release Build Configuration and Operation (DevOps).   Having the ability to run a test suite with all the test steps, parameters, and expected results on release night is necessary in order to have a complete and smooth [...]

20 08, 2012

2012 ALM Catalyst Double Feature: Test Manager and IntelliTrace and Test Impact Analysis

By | 2012-08-20T13:52:09+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio 11|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence is presenting a Double Feature Event!  You won't want to miss this 2hr event covering some of the features in the new Visual Studio 2012! Visual Studio 2012 ALM  Catalyst: Double Feature Event! Test Manager; Intellitrace and Test Impact Analysis Monday, August 27, 2012 | 9:00 - 11:00AM PT | Register Here  Summary: [...]

26 06, 2012

End-to-End ALM Summer/Fall 2012 Events

By | 2012-06-26T13:36:08+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Kanban, Lean, Microsoft Test Manager, Scrum, Software Testing, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|1 Comment

Please join us for our End-to-End Summer/Fall 2012 Events! Below are the links to these specific sessions.  For a complete list of all the events Northwest Cadence has to offer, please visit our events page. If you have any questions in regards to events, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at events@nwcadence.com.

20 10, 2011

Manual Testing Code Coverage–Yeah!

By | 2011-10-20T10:38:33+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

Much asked for and incredibly helpful but missing in Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Test Manager 2010 was code coverage for manual testing. In Visual Studio vNext (and Microsoft Test Manager vNext) it’s available out of the box. To enable it, go to the test settings and select Code Coverage (there are some options but [...]

13 04, 2011

TFS SP1 and Lab Management–wait for the QFE – FIXED

By | 2011-04-13T08:25:11+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Coded UI, Microsoft Test Manager, Software Testing, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Lab Management|2 Comments

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: Microsoft released a QFE to address the issue outlined below. Here is a summary of the list of issues fixed by the QFE, to help you decide whether you should apply the QFE: Issue 1: When you run tests on the test agent that is installed on a computer that has Visual Studio [...]