Monthly Archives: March 2011

Visual Studio 2010 and Unlimited Test Users!

This one came a bit out of the blue, which I found while reading Chris O’Brien’s excellent article on Optimising SharePoint 2010 Internet Sites.

It basically mentioned the new Microsoft initiative where

“active Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN subscribers are provided a license key to generate UNLIMITED virtual users without having to purchase the Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010.”

This is fantastic news, as previously that “Load Test Virtual User Pack” cost around £4000 per license and only added 1000 users at a time (this is on top of the already expensive £12,000 odd Visual Studio Ultimate license!!)

Note – all prices are approximate (read .. in my head)

More details can be found at the Microsoft article:

Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack and Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Attending SPRetreat #2 :)

Well, I snuck in last minute, but I’m managed to book myself a place at the March 2011 SPRetreat London session (Saturday March 5th).

This is the second SPRetreat, and once again joins Andrew Woodward (@AndrewWoody) as the expert in Unit Testing, Test Driven Development and usage of TypeMock Isolator with SharePoint development techniques.

Big thanks to:
Wes Hackett for organising and Content and Code for sponsoring the venue.
Typemock for providing a great product (Isolator) and for donating 2 full licenses as prizes worth almost £1,000
21apps for organising and providing the food.
Really looking forward to this 🙂