Have you been putting off upgrading TFS and now you’re ready to upgrade? Are you itching to take advantage of the great features in Team Foundation Server 2013 update 4? Are you excited to take advantage of the query-based chart authoring in Team Web Access? Do you want a better triage experience? Are you hoping [...]
I was recently doing a workshop on Web Performance and Load Testing in Visual Studio when we stumbled upon a testing scenario that required an input of unique invoice identifiers. Essentially, the business logic would fail to create an invoice if the identifier matched one that already existed. This seems like a trivial problem, but [...]
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.
Applies to Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) Test Manager Findings How can you import Unit tests into Test Manager for BVT suite? Solution and Steps 1) You can use the TCM command to import a Unit Test (and others) into Test Manager. 2) Build the project with Unit Test. 3) Open Developers Command Prompt for [...]
You can enable Feedback support for users in Team Foundation Server 2012 very easily with a few simple permissions. This works great with Team Foundation Server and even better with Team Foundation Service.
Building quality into software is often a huge speaking point here at Northwest Cadence. We believe that testing and coding should be done simultaneously, and that everyone on the team is responsible for the quality of the software – not just the testers. One major form of testing that can go unnoticed for quite some [...]
Are you ready for Visual Studio 2012.2? We sure are! Currently Visual Studio 2012.2 CTP4 has been released with a “Go-Live” license (which means that you are supported in production) and the gold version just arrived moments ago! A hot topic right now consists of the many changes Microsoft is making in their release cadence [...]
Issue: If the integration of SharePoint 2013 and TFS 2012 goes poorly, it may be necessary to uninstall/reconfigure your SharePoint Extensions. The location of this option however, is not easy to locate. You may end up with a screen that looks something similar to the above. Solution: After an hour of searching, I finally located [...]
Northwest Cadence’s new Training Course: Building Applications with Visual Studio 2012 This 3-day Training Course focuses on the effective use of Visual Studio 2012 ALM tools. Various members of software development teams, including developers, testers, and team managers, will learn how to improve their software development process, the quality of their code, and the speed [...]
I was tasked to customize the email that was sent out when an alert has been set up to send an email on a work item changed event in Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS2012). The customization was to add a static link to the work item, which is actually a good lead into doing more [...]