New Features coming in Orcas - VS Team System 2008

Orcas - Visual Studio Team System 2008 - new features coming for Web and Load testing and a feature of interest to QA in Unit testing. Stay tuned I will be blogging on the list of new features below: 

Web Testing

·         Recorder now records AJAX and popups

·         Test-level validation rules

·         Auto-validate response URL

·         Composition/decomposition

·         Easily bind to CVS or XML

·         UI improvements in playback

·         Support for multiple web test plug ins and parameterized plug ins

·         API improvements

·         Expected HTTP code

·         Request-level plug ins

·         Correlation helper

Load Testing

·         Load test result manager

·         Summary report

·         Support for multiple graphs, new performance graph, vertical zoom, synch zoom

·         New load model for user pacing, users running

·         User init/terminate functions

·         Support for iteration count, cool down

·         Unit tests under load performance improvements

·         Profiler Integration


Unit Testing

·         Data binding improvements

o  Easily bind to CSV, XML

o  Auto-deploy local files and fix up connect strings

o  Iterate correctly in a load test