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I have to give kudos to the test product team and the features they have been delivering with the quarterly updates.  I am going to recap the test features that have been delivered in TFS 2013 Update 2. Column options for tes...
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How to Install Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional 2013 aka Microsoft Test Manager 2013*
If you are interested in how to install Microsoft Test Manager 2013, I have created a list of tools and instructions to get you up and running quickly with the latest :) As a good tester, I have also included steps on how to verify the installation of all t...
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Load Testing using the Visual Studio Online cloud
Last week, I co-presented with Charles Sterling a Program Manager from Microsoft on Using the Cloud to Load Test and Monitor your Applications.  Here's how super easy it is to setup a load test in the cloud, give the steps be...
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TFS 2013 - What's New in Web Test Management
Back in February at the ALM Summit I spoke about how Microsoft's Web Test Management is the next generation of testing tools.  Now let me show you what I'm excited about and what's new!  Did I mention it feels like opening new toys for Christmas in October ...
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Very nice.  Do you know of any good videos which show end-to-end walkthroughs using these new tools?
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Hi Anna,

My name is Lance Biggs... I work in the Phoenix valley for a small to medium size company who's home based out of Columbus Ohio.

I am relatively new here at FacilitySource as their QA Manager. Been in the field for many years... I recently had the experience of using the MSFT solution TFS/Visual Studio/Test Manager. The software was fully integrated... we used it for all development, Build Manager, Team Explorer, Server Explorer... pretty much all the bells and whistles. We used it for release management and Sprint planning. We were an Agile shop.

FacilitySource has the same solution components, only they are version 2013. We have some very smart people here and a dedicated server for TFS... we have all that is needed and if we need other hardware, I can get approval. 

Okay... so that was my introduction... my contact info is 425-241-6325. (It's a WA number as I am a transplant) My email here is and home is Initial contact via a mobile text letting me know that you sent a reply to (let me know which address).

I need a consultant to help get us setup... I am fearful to try to install Test Manager on the current server. I have a very intelligent and technically sound Dir of IT Infrastructure who is pretty much assigned to help me get this up and running. (We have all the usual resources you would find in an IT shop). His name is Bryan Cassaro <>... he's great.

Would you be available to first answer a couple questions Bryan would have and in the case that you are interested and we move to that level, would you be interested in taking us on for a short implementation consultant?  (What would your rates be if you are interested?) I can assure you that we probably have the easiest install ever, and you will probably laugh when you see how much in the resource area we have and that I am reaching out for help. We just need to get this rolling... I want to start using the TM for my repository and all the other features that I am surprised a shop with the license and abundance of smart IT folks need help.

I am trying to introduce a bit of change to the SDLC here...  I sure hope this reaches you.


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I am very passionate about improving software quality with process, people, training, and technology.

Anna Russo is an ALM MVP specializing in ALM TFS Software Process consulting and training.  

Since 2008 Anna has worked with a variety of clients to improve their software quality and processes by properly implementing Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Test Manager, and Visual Studio tools.  

Anna applies hands on expertise providing: install/upgrade/customize TFS server, mentor on software processes, technical training, release strategies, automated build scripts, automated testing, and building virtual lab infrastructures. 

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