Visual Studio Lab Management: Build, Deploy and Test

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Most companies don't have dedicated development and test environments that are clean, easy to reset and similar to the production environment. This makes it very hard to test software applications. Visual Studio Lab Manager 2010 will allow you to define, configure and create complete development or test environments as needed. It can coordinate both physical and virtual environments, and comes with an incredibly powerful suite of effective tools that makes managing environments simple and also very cost effective. Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 is an add-on for Team Foundation Server 2010 and will go RTM at the end of August 2010.

In this short screencast (20 minutes), you will be able to see Visual Studio Lab Management in action. A complete lab build will be kicked off that will deploy a web application and the underlying database to a virtual environment of two virtual machines. After deployment, automated UI tests will run on the deployed application for verification of the defined test cases.

Speaker: Pieter Gheysens

About the speaker:
Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles ( and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on Team Foundation Server. During the last 10 years, Pieter has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as a developer, team lead and software architect. He's passionate about setting up the optimal team development environment to deliver high quality software and strives to get the best out of people, tools and processes. You can read about his experiences at Since a few years now, Pieter is the User Group Lead for the Belgian Visual Studio User Group ( which organizes many free technical community events with local and international speakers.



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