Test Windows 8 Metro Apps Using Microsoft Test Manager 2012 - Xbox SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for Xbox 360 Walkthrough; Bing App for Surface v2

Microsoft Test Manager 2012 included with the SKU's of Visual Studio 2012 is bundled with an ability to conduct rich testing of Metro style applications running on Windows 8."When testing applications in this manner, Microsoft Test Manager will automatically capture rich diagnostics from the Windows 8 machine. This can include video of the tester interacting […]

Microsoft Test Manager 2012 included with the SKU's of Visual Studio 2012 is bundled with an ability to conduct rich testing of Metro style applications running on Windows 8.

"When testing applications in this manner, Microsoft Test Manager will automatically capture rich diagnostics from the Windows 8 machine. This can include video of the tester interacting with the application, or a new rich action log which gets produced in HTML and shows "tap by tap" what the tester was doing leading up to the bug they encountered, making it easier for a developer to quickly understand the bug that the tester found and - most importantly - to get it fixed," explains Brian Keller.

In the video below, Brian show how you can use Microsoft Test Manager 2012 to test Metro style applications on Windows 8.

And, refer this MSDN article, for setup steps for configuring Microsoft Test Manager and your Windows 8 machine for remote testing.

This video discuss providing High Availability for SQL Server Transactional Replictaion using Database Mirroring. Highlights of this video blog :-

  1. Transactional Replication Overview.
  2. Database Mirroring Overview
  3. Replication with Database Mirroring.
  4. Mirroring the Publication database
  5. Effect of the Mirroring state on the Replication Log Reader agent.
  6. Mirroring the Subscription Database
  7. Demo

If you haven't had a chance to watch the E3 announcement of the Microsoft Xbox SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for XBOX 360, then check out this video walkthrough:

In this video, get up-close Bing app on Microsoft Surface 2 (known as the Samsung SUR40).

The app which can be used by multiple people to do up to 4 different image and map searches concurrently is shown to utilize and extend the Metro-inspired controls of the Surface 2 SDK very elegantly. It also has a nice mobile integration feature through Microsoft Tags which allow users to easily "transfer" searches from the Surface to the phone just by scanning the barcode.