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Welcome to the toronto alm user group talmug

Welcome to the Toronto ALM User Group“TALMUG”

Windows phone 7 8
Windows Phone 7.8

  • Would you like to write a windows phone app?

  • Let us know as we have two windows phones to give anyone who would like to write an app.

Our sponsor tonight
Our Sponsor Tonight

  • Update 2 is out (TODAY)

    • Jeremy and Ryan will show us what new features we can expect from it.

  • Speakers

    • Jeremy Garner-Howe

    • Ryan Gonsalvas

Welcome to the toronto alm user group talmug

VS and TFS 2012.2

What’s New?

The laundry list of features
The Laundry List of Features

  • Web Based Test Case Management

  • Web based version control improvements

  • Customize Columns in the Kanban Board

  • Clone Test Cases in MTM

  • Cross Browser Support in Coded UI Testing

  • Coded UI Testing for IE 10 on Windows 7

  • Code Map Debugger integration

  • Test Playlists

  • Fakes for Premium

  • TDD for Windows Phone Unit Tests

  • Improved Windows Store App Unit Testing

  • Team Explorer Connection Dialog

  • Advanced SharePoint 2010 Load Testing

  • SharePoint User Profile Diagnostics Support with IntelliTrace

  • Symbol Loading Improvements for Intellitrace and Profiler

  • Send work items in email

  • Work Item Tagging

  • Visual Studio HTML and JavaScript profiler

  • HTML Client and SharePoint Support for Lightswitch

  • Servicing High Availability SQL Environments

Hey look it s blue again


Hey Look, it’s Blue Again

Number 1 Requested Change (By a Landslide)




Connect to Team Projects More Easily and Quickly

  • Allows you to flip between Team Projects in different Collections

  • Allows you to flip between Team Projects on different Servers

  • No longer a pop-up

  • More integrated into Team Explorer

Work item tagging


Work Item Tagging

  • Lightweight metadata for all work items

  • Support grouping, filtering, searching

“The way in which this could be used is almost limitless such as tagging bugs to make them easier to triage or tagging PBI’s to assist with your stack ranking and will almost certainly be one those features people will be using them in ways we never considered!”

Code map


Code Map

  • Visual overview of what is being debugged

  • Help from getting lost when debugging complex code

Web testing


Web Testing

  • Just like MTM? Not quite.

    • Cannot add notes on steps, just test cases

    • Cannot create test plans

  • Still, can do a lot

    • Add test cases

    • Run tests

    • Fail tests

    • Add bugs

Test explorer enhancements


Test Explorer Enhancements

  • Unit Test Playlists

  • Group by Class

  • Filter by Class

Kanban board


Kanban Board

  • New Visualization of the Product Backlog

  • Allows Setting WIP Limits

  • Fully Customizable Workflow for User Stories

A whole lot of bug fixing
A Whole Lot of Bug Fixing

  • You cannot change the value of a float variable in a native C++ application in debugger.

  • "Unable to configure this computer to allow remote debugging. The parameter is incorrect" error message when you try to start remote debugger on a Surface device.

  • You cannot view the values of variables when you remotely debug. Additionally, you receive an "Internal error in the expression evaluator" error when you try to view any variables in the Watch window.

  • Unable to debug JavaScript files in modal windows in IE10.

  • Duplicate entries are showed in the output window when OutputDebugString is called and Debugger Type is set to Mixed.

  • See - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2797912 for the full list


  • About the CTP 4 Release and a Full List of Features

    • http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/03/04/march-ctp-of-visual-studio-update-2.aspx

  • Description of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

    • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2797912

  • Download Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

    • http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38188

  • Update 2 Release Announcement

    • http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/02/12/visual-studio-update-2-now-available.aspx

  • Follow on Twitter - @garnerhowe

Thanks for your time
Thanks for your time