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Visual Studio Lab Management [Videos]

Microsoft published 7 videos as part of MSDN “How Do I” video series for online viewing.

Overview – Lab Management provides an overview of how lab management fits into Visual Studio 2010, the various components:

Setup and Configure Lab Management walks you through the setup and configuration steps. Shows you how to setup the Virtual Machine Manager server and how to configure lab management on Team Foundation Server:

Create a virtual environment walks you through the experience of creating your first virtual environment. Illustrates the two ways to create a new virtual environment — compose environment using running VMs and create a new environment using templates in the library:

Create Build and Test Artifacts shows you how to create build and test artifacts needed to deploy your build on the environment and to run test cases. These artifacts are pre-requisites for the scenarios in the next two videos:

Automate the build-deploy-test cycle walks you through the experience of authoring and running a workflow to build your app, restore environment to a clean snapshot, deploy build on your environment, take a post deployment snapshot, and run build verification tests:

File a rich bug with environment snapshots shows you how to file rich bugs with environment snapshot, as you run manual tests. Also shows you how developer can connect to the environment snapshot from the bug to reproduce the error:

Clone environments using network isolation shows you how to create network isolated environments, how to use an app that needs VMs to be domain joined on such an environment, and how to clone environments without creating conflicts on the network:

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