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Cloud-powered Load Testing with Team Foundation Service

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Do you find it painful to set up infrastructure to run performance and load tests? Do you think load testing is an expensive affair? Do you have a need for testing your service with a large burst load just before your big launch? Introducing the Load Testing with Team Foundation Service that leverages the cloud to provision just the right load to test your app/service on-demand. In this session, see how you can use this service with just Visual Studio and a Team Foundation Service account - that’s it and no other prerequisites. This elastic and dynamic load testing service makes it easy for you to run load tests, so you can spend time finding and fixing performance bottlenecks rather than setting up infrastructure.
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  • AndreasAndreas


    considering that Load and Performance testing only is available for VS Ultimate, how will the cloud-powered load testing with TFS Service be licensed?

    Will it be available for other versions of VS (Premium)?

    Thanks for a great session!

  • Hello Andreas,

    Right now, load testing is available only in Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview. We haven't finalized the licensing and pricing details for cloud-based load testing. It is free to use at the moment, while it is in preview. We'll publish these details at a later point when it is finalized.

    Darshan Desai [MSFT]

  • RichardRichard

    I've downloaded the VS 2013 Ultimate preview but for some reason the Web Performance Window in IE will not appear when I hit "record" and none of my browsing is recorded despite VS stating that a "recording is in progess". Clicking on view recorder also does nothing. I feel like I am missing something obvious here.

  • Richard, are you using Windows 8.1 or Internet Explorer 11? If yes, then we have a known issue due to the 'Enhanced Protection Mode'. Please refer to the first FAQ in the troubleshooting guide here and let us know if the problem is not yet resolved: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=310093

  • Mauricio SougarretMauricio Sougarret

    Why do I have to run my tests in VS 2013 as administrator? Otherwise they simply don't work (VS complains about a virtual driver).

  • Hi

    is it also possible to only run Coded UI tests or even (massive amount) of unit tests in the cloud on multiple agents with this product or technology? Of course I would like to get results and stack traces of the tests run. Is that already possible or at least planned to realize?

    Best regards

  • @Mauricio - Are you trying to use a network mix of various network types as part your test? VS needs to be administrator to change the network simulation driver when running the tests locally. Can you please change the network mix in your load test to LAN - 100% and try again.

    It is known issue and we will be working on it.

    Ankit Saraf

  • @SebastianStephan:- Currently Coded UI tests are not supported using the cloud powered load testing. We support Unit tests completely, they can be executed on multiple agents as needed (using Agent Count (Total Core)) property and you can also get all the test results as well.

    Ankit Saraf

  • Akhila RallapalliAkhila Rallapalli

    I have my tfs service account on a cloud. Using this account, I run some load tests on cloud in vs2013 preview.Now in another machine, using this tfs account, how can I access the previous load tests. From what I have understood, I see that you have to open an instance of vs 2013 followed by performance and load test project.In that project using load test manager you can see all the load tests run. Is this how it works or am I getting this thing wrong?


  • @Akhila Rallapalli: Yes Akhila, those are the exact steps.
    Have you checked the values of the filters on the top-right corner of the load test manager, by default it only shows runs for today.


    Ankit Saraf

  • AKhila RallapalliAKhila Rallapalli

    Yes, I realized that when I didn't find any tests initially. Thanks Ankit.

    Best Regards

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