you know that the files and data that are part of a completed build can delete?
you know that the data deleted cannot be recovered?
you know by default Test Results from any automated tests run against the build
are deleted by default?
If you have the right permissions you can right-click in Build Explorer
on a completed build and select delete. When you do that by default all the
items associated with that completed build are deleted.
Details: Information about the completed build that
is displayed in Build Explorer. This information includes build steps,
requestor, and date and time queued.
Drop: File and folders output by the build and
copied to the drop location.
Test Results: Results of any automated tests
executed during the build process or results of any test published against this
Label: The version control marker associated with
the specific file versions used by the build process.
Symbols: The debugging symbols published to a
symbol server during the build.
You can also configure the retention policy and set auto deletion rules
. Nothing wrong with that however is the person responsible for the “Build”
setup and maintenance deleting could be deleting Test Results?
There is an option that can be set to stop the deletion of your Test
Make sure your teams understands what happens when deleting completed
builds. Set that option to keep your test results, unless you don’t want them!
I did a little video for Tech Days TV demoing some of the new features of the Team Explorer.
You can check it out here.
It was almost 12 years ago that Dave Lloyd and I began ObjectSharp with some shared goals and values. I committed a lot of energy towards those goals and I’m very proud of what ObjectSharp became during that time. I’ve had a chance to work with some fantastic people including our staff, our customers, and our partners Microsoft.
Today I want to let you know that I have some exciting new goals I want to achieve but to do that I’m going to have to say good bye to ObjectSharp. I wouldn’t be able to leave ObjectSharp if it wasn’t in good hands, so this transition has been in the works for more than a year and now I’m able to pursue those goals.
Although I’m saying goodbye to ObjectSharp, I will be staying within the Microsoft Ecosystem and staying within the Greater Toronto Area, so I will remain a familiar face in these areas. I hope you will follow me on my personal blog at http://gervin.com/ and twitter @bgervin and will post more news there when the time is right.
Microsoft patterns & practices has release Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012 RC the guide describes how testing has been changing over the years and how Visual Studio 2012 RC helps us achieve continuous delivery. Just to get your interest here is a statement from the preface.
“Testing has always been the less glamorous sister to software development, scarcely noticed outside the software business, and the butt of complaints inside.”
I had the privilege of working on this book with the author’s as a contributor and reviewer.
Visual Studio 2012 RC is available.
VS Ultimate RC
Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts
We have recently upgraded our TFS 2010 server to TFS 11 RC. The upgrade process was smooth and painless. But (there is always a "but"), when I tried to access new TFS Web Access (which is awesome, by the way), I get "TF400508: The current process settings are either missing or not valid…" error. This error is only happening with old "upgraded" projects and we do not see this error if I create a new project in TFS 11. So, it looks like the problem lies within the older template. To resolve the issue, I had to use updateProject file from Microsoft to update an Agile, Scrum or CMMI team project from Team Foundation Server 2010 to Team Foundation Server 11.
To run the updateProject batch file:
- Launch Visual Studio 12 command prompt
- Run updateProject batch file as follows:
updateProject CollectionURL ProjectName TemplateName
For detailed instruction see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff432837(VS.110).aspx
Every time I try to purchase or download something from the Windows Store I get the following error: "Your purchase couldn't be completed. Something happened and your purchase can't be completed." This error does not really tell us why it failed, but that things have failed. Pretty useless. Don't you hate such errors. L
Anyway, I searched online for a solution to this problem, but none of the suggested solutions helped me resolve the issue. Then I remembered when this problem started happening. I have started experiencing this problem after I have associated my Live ID with my Windows 8 installation and started logging to my laptop in using my Live ID, instead of a Windows use account. So, I thought it is worth a shot to reverse that change. After I have switched back to Local Account, the problem disappeared. I am now able to download apps from Windows Store without any issues. To me, this seems like a bug in Windows 8 Release Preview. So, until Microsoft fixes this bug, I am going to stick with Local Accounts. ;)
Oh yes, almost forgot. To switch to Local Account:
- Go to PC Settings
- Select Users
- Click Switch to Local Account button. That's all.
Recently I have been on Tech Days TV and Align IT with some friends of mine.
All the shows, pertain to the next version of TFS coming out in 2012.
If you want to watch them here is the link.
A new Visual Studio plug in SeeTest for mobile testing. You can use Visual Studio (all versions) to test real physical phones including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian. This includes Windows 8 phones. Just connect your device using a standard USB cable to your computer and record tests. SeeTest auto generates a script that you can copy & paste into Visual Studio. Then you can edit, run & view results in Visual Studio.
Check out Charles Sterling blog all about Visual Studio & SeeTest plugin. There is a video on Charles blog that you can watch.
Agile.org has some create webcasts on subjects concerning Agile, Scrum. You can either sign up to them or go to the archive listing. Couple of interest are:
Agile Practices in a Traditional Organization
Adopting Test-First Development
Release Duration and Enterprise Agility
On May 15th is Agile and Quality: It is not an Oxymoron but a Necessity
Click here to check out the public webcast series.
Microsoft is storyboarding the process of code coverage for manual testing. They are also looking for you to complete a quick survey on the subject. The Visual Studio ALM team are asking for our help so let’s give it to them. Click below to do the survey.
Code Coverage for Manual Testing Survey
This is how tools get made that we will use, thanks for helping.