Kicking the tires of VS 2010, TFS 2010 and Test Professional 2010

If you’d like to kick the tires a while, Brian Keller has created a very nice virtual machine complete with a sample application, data, and some hands-on labs. Here’s a link to his blog post announcing its availability: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive/2010/06/25/now-available-visual-studio-2010-rtm-virtual-machine-with-sample-data-and-hands-on-labs.aspx

The VM comes in a number of “flavors.”  There’s one for Hyper-V, Virtual PC 2007 SP1, and Windows [7] Virtual PC.

The VM has VS 2010, Test Professional 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008, etc., installed. Brian has created a number of hands-on labs and demo scenarios that will walk you through various aspects of the 2010 product line, including:

  • planning your projects with TFS 2010
  • using the Architecture Explorer in VS 2010 Ultimate to analyze your code
  • understanding class coupling with VS 2010 Ultimate
  • an introduction to test case management with Microsoft Test Manager 2010
  • an introduction to Coded UI tests with VS 2010 Ultimate
  • debugging with IntelliTrace using VS 2010 Ultimate
  • code discovery using the Architecture tools in VS 2010 Ultimate
  • authoring and running manual tests using Microsoft Test Manager 2010
  • branching and merging visualization using TFS 2010

It’s quite a list of goodies, eh?

There isn’t a web load test scenario included in the hands-on lab docs, but here are some links that explain how you would create web performance tests and load tests, including a couple of walkthroughs:

Enjoy!

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