Gouri Sohoni is a Trainer and Consultant for over two decades. She specializes in Visual Studio - Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Team Foundation Server (TFS). She is a Microsoft MVP in VS ALM, MCSD (VS ALM) and has conducted several corporate trainings and consulting assignments. She has also created various products that extend the capability of Team Foundation Server.

Gouri Sohoni has written 54 articles, which have been read 2592321 times.
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Abstract: Learn how to do Load Test using an Azure Account, how to associate it with VSTS account to store history and how to observe the data.
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Abstract: Create a custom build task in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) which can be used for build or release definitions. Also learn how to package and publish the custom build task.
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Abstract: How VSTS can be effectively used for CI/CD and Continuous Testing (CT) of a Java Web App using a non-Microsoft tool like Selenium.
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Abstract: Learn to execute an automated test with the help of Test Hub in Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
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Abstract: Connect to a Bitbucket from Visual Studio 2017 and use Git features to create and clone a repository, commit, create and merge branches and create and use pull requests.
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Abstract: Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017 improves upon traditional unit testing to provide automation testing and helps achieve rapid development.
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Abstract: Learn about Exploratory Testing XT (also known as XT) with Test Hub in Visual Studio Team System.
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Abstract: Learn NUnit testing starting from TDD to converting it to data driven test and how to incorporate it for Visual Studio 2015.
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Abstract: Create service hook for any VSTS project by using a wizard as well as programmatically and use this web hook with an azure function.
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Abstract: This article will discuss best practices for Agile Development from a developer’s perspective and how tools like Visual Studio help implement these Agile best practices.
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Abstract: Create and execute call back function from the azure website. We also create an authorization page for the organization.
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Abstract: Create a Build Task that automates package, publish, share and installation of a VSTS extension.
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Abstract: This article discusses multiple ways to create an environment using Microsoft Test Manager
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Abstract: Create a simple VSTS extension as well as publish it. Also learn how to create and use an Azure function with VSTS extension.
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Abstract: The Code Quality tools in Visual Studio 2015 can help developers identify potential risks in the code and fix them in order to create quality, maintainable code.
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Abstract: New features and enhancements available with Test hub using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).
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Abstract: SonarLint is a tool for managing code quality. We will integrate SonarLint with Visual Studio 2015 and with TFS build by creating a build definition
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Abstract: Execute Code Metrics Utility with the help of PowerShell Script as part of the new Build process in TFS and Visual Studio 2015
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Abstract: Code Search is a cool feature available only with Visual Studio Team Services a.k.a Visual Studio Online. It allows you to search code across TFVS and Git projects in Visual Studio Team Services.
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Abstract: Customize Build activities in TFS 2015. We will use PowerShell to add custom tasks.
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Abstract: The new builds of TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Online are web and script based, and are highly customizable. This article explores new Build Features in TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Online
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Abstract: Smart Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2015 are used for automated white box testing along with code coverage. This article gives an overview of Smart Unit Tests.
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Abstract: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online and Azure are now closely integrated to give us an effortless way to do Continuous Delivery of the web application. In this article, we will see the steps to link these products.
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Abstract: In this article, we will discuss benefits of Test Plan and Test Suites in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 as work items, which can now be customized to suit the specific needs of an organization.
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Abstract: Code can be hand written in CUIT without the help of any code generator for Coded UI Test. In this article, we will see how to hand code Coded UI Test using Visual Studio 2013.
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Abstract: In this article we will discuss how arguments and variables can be used during TFS 2013 Build Process and the difference between them.
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Abstract: Call metrics utility through Custom (xaml and code) Activity and use InvokeProcess Activity in VS 2013 and TFS 2013 to add build summary information about the activity invoked.
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Abstract: Using Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 Build Service, in this article, we will view various ways using which environmental variables can be accessed with Build Definition.
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Abstract: This article makes a detailed comparison of Coded UI Test (CUIT) with UFT a.k.a QTP and discusses why CUIT is a worthy competitor to UFT.
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Abstract: This article evaluates multiple Test Automation tools viz. Selenium, QTP and CUIT and does a side by side comparison of the features to give us a high level picture of the capabilities of these suites.
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Abstract: This article discusses Agile Testing principles, along with some challenges faced while implementing Agile principles and resolving them using the tools provided as part of Visual Studio 2012
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Abstract: Visual Studio Online (VSO) has new features like Project Repository, Tools for Project Planning, Testing with VSO, Distribution of work, CI Build, Collaboration between team members using Team Room and Load Testing. In this article we will explore these features.
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Abstract: Explore new features in Team Build 2013. Also discus how Git repository can be incorporated in Team Build and how to customize the build without changing the process template.
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Abstract: Team Web Access gives us the ability to plan tests, manage full test suite and executing test cases using Visual Studio 2013
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Abstract: Using IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2013 helps in understanding and pinpointing any problem encountered while executing any ASP.NET & other .NET applications
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Abstract: IntelliTrace in Visual Studio can be effectively used to find the right information at the right time and maintain high quality code. In this article, we will walkthrough debugging an application using IntelliTrace
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Abstract: In this article we will discuss why and how we can use environment variables while working with Coded UI Test (CUIT)
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Abstract: This article explains how to enable tracing logs when executing Coded UI Test in Visual Studio 2012 which will make it easier to find out issues when a Coded UI Test fails
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Abstract: In this article, we will discuss how to customize and re-use the code which gets automatically generated with CUIT Builder using Visual Studio 2012.
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Abstract: In this article, we will see how to convert normal Coded UI Test to Data Driven Coded UI Test using Visual Studio 11.
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Abstract: In this article, we will explore a new feature with Microsoft Test Manager 11 in VS 11 named Exploratory Testing
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Abstract: In this article, we will discuss how to call an activity Invoke Process by customizing the process template in Visual Studio 2010.
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Abstract: While exploring various Build related features in TFS vNext 11, I observed some preliminary differences in Build related features in TFS 11 compared to TFS 2010. In this article on TFS 11, we will take a quick overview of these differences. In the subsequent articles, we will explore these differences in depth.
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Abstract: In this article, we will discuss how a normal Coded UI Test can be converted to Data Driven Coded UI Test in Visual Studio 2010. We will also discuss various data sources which can be used to provide data to the test method.
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Abstract: In this article we will explore advanced features of CUIT like adding multiple UI maps, re-using code, how the CUIT Editor helps and I will also list the best practices of using CUIT in VS 2010.
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Abstract: In this article, we will discuss another way of creating Coded UI Test CUIT i.e. by using the recording created with the help of Microsoft Test Manager 2010 in Visual Studio 2010.
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Abstract: In this article, we will see how Coded UI Test can be created in Visual Studio 2010 by recording the action using CUIT Builder, how to add assertion and how CUIT can be executed. In the article, we will also see another way of creating CUIT by first executing the test case by using Microsoft Test Manager 2010, recording the actions, convert the actions to Code using Visual Studio 2010 and executing it.
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Abstract: In this article, we will see how to create database project in Visual Studio 2010, add database objects schema to it and how to build and later deploy database to the server.
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Abstract: Visual Studio 2010 Data-Tier (DAC) applications are targeted towards SQL Server 2008 R2 and meant for small applications. In this article, we will discuss various components of Database projects and Server projects.
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Abstract: With Visual Studio 2010, a new project type named` SQL server Data-Tier application’ is introduced also called as DAC application. In this article, we will discuss how a DAC application can be created, database related objects can be added to it, how static code analysis can be run against it and finally how the deployment condition can be provided.
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Abstract: In this article we will see how a report can be created with the help of Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and how it can be added as a web part to a Project Portal of TFS 2010.
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Abstract: In this article we will focus on how a new report can be created with Excel and also how an existing report can be modified using Excel and Visual Studio 2010.
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Abstract: In this article we will discuss how to create a custom activity using code and make it available in the toolbox with the help of activity library.
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Abstract: In the last article Build Customization using Visual Studio 2010, we discussed new features provided for Build Management and how to customize the default template and use it in a build definition. In this article we will discuss how to create a new activity and make it available in the toolbox with the help of activity library.

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