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, 24 Jul 2011 Ms-PL
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Some news for Visual Studio 2010, I'll start from several updates you should to apply on your TFS and Visual Studio

Some news for Visual Studio 2010, I'll start from several updates you should to apply on your TFS and Visual Studio.

KB - TFS 2010 SP1 Cumulative Update 1 – KB2536929

This is the first update from Microsoft since SP1, and the new concept from Microsoft is to release hot fixes for critical bugs. Every once in a while when the development team feels they have critical mass of fixes, they will publish a new update that includes all hot fixes. – So make sure your Visual Studio and TFS are up to date.

  • This update should be installed on TFS application tiers and build servers. It need not be installed elsewhere (clients or proxies).
  • *IMPORTANT UPDATE* - Don't install this patch on a TFS proxy!

KB - Rollup Update - Testing Tools in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 –  Read KB 

The above update solves several issues in Coded UI Testing:

  • Attempted to access an unloaded AppDomain. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131014)
  • "Search may have failed at '<name>' <control type> as it may have virtualized children. If the control being searched is descendant of '<name>' <control type>, then including it as the parent container may solve the problem."
  • And more - Read KB

Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog

Esther Fan has released a great list of videos from MSDN about Visual Studio ALM, you will find videos for Testing, Development, Visualization, Modeling, and Architecture, Team Foundation Server and Lab Management.

Article - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vstsue/archive/2011/06/15/videos-about-visual-studio-alm-team-foundation-server-2010-on-msdn.aspx

A Glimpse:

Testing

Lab Management

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Shai Raiten
Architect Sela
Israel Israel
Shai Raiten is VS ALM MVP, currently working for Sela Group as a ALM senior consultant and trainer specializes in Microsoft technologies especially Team System and .NET technology. He is currently consulting in various enterprises in Israel, planning and analysis Load and performance problems using Team System, building Team System customizations and adjusts ALM processes for enterprises. Shai is known as one of the top Team System experts in Israel. He conducts lectures and workshops for developers\QA and enterprises who want to specialize in Team System.
 
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