9 Nov 2010

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Using Microsoft Test Manager? Get this Hotfix

Microsoft has released a hotfix rollup for Microsoft Test Manger to address a number of issues that users may be experiencing. I have experienced a number of the issues addressed in this hotfix rollup including a few while doing presentations This hotfix rollup combines the Lab Management GDR, the QFE1 patch as well as a few more hotfixes. You should install this update on all computers where you have Microsoft Test Manager installed. You can find out more about his update on the Microsoft website at Description of the hotfix rollup package for Microsoft Test Manager 2010: October...

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12 Oct 2010

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New Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management course released

Over the past few months, I have been busy working on a new course focusing on the Lab Management features of Visual Studio 2010. During it’s Beta-2 release, I worked with a number of customers to help them install and configure the Lab Management features.  This course covers many of the hard-learnt lessons I endured during that time as well as a wealth of information and knowledge I have gathered since. The course comprises the following 8 modules. Overview of Visual Studio 2010 Planning your Lab Environment Getting started with Windows Hyper-V Using System Center Virtual...

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17 Jun 2010

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Lab Management error: TF259115

While preparing a demonstration of Lab Management today I experienced an error I hadn’t seen before. The error message occurred when I created a new Virtual Environment and attempted to deploy to an existing host group using Lab Center. The error message looked like this: and the text was as follows: TF259115: Team Foundation Server could not find any suitable host to deploy the virtual machine: Win2K8R2x64IIS. More details: All the hosts in the host group had one or more of the following inadequacies: Memory requirement of the virtual machine(s) exceeds the available host resources. The placement policy...

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