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Project Description

This project focused on mobile device testing using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server along with our Industry Partners. This release uses Perfecto Mobile's unique cloud-based approach to mobile quality enablement, based on real devices and powerful ScriptOnce automation capabilities, which complements Microsoft's vision for and end-to-end mobile ALM.  This project contains an overview poster, an ebook which enables understanding of the integration of the Perfecto MobileCloud for TFS and Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server. In v2 we have added guidance on device testing strategies and CI using Perfecto Mobile's solution.

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The poster gives you a high level overview of the solution which can serve as a aide and guide for you in having conversations with others.  The ebook provides deeper information in the use and integration of MobileCloud for TFS and Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. Then the exercises go even further to show you the details of using the solution. This is our first release and we welcome feedback so that we can better the ebook for your use.

Overview Poster for Testing Mobile Applications using MobileCloud for TFS and Visual Studio v2

Visual Studio ALM Rangers

This guidance is created by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, who have the mission to provide out of band solutions for missing features and/or guidance. This content was created with support from Microsoft Product Group, members of Microsoft Services, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) and technical specialists from technology communities around the globe, giving you a real-world view from the field, where the technology has been tested and used.

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A overview poster, guidance document, and hands on lab are included in the downloads section. The team is working to address all of the following epics. The first two are addressed in this beta release.

  • I would like a marketing poster for integrating Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio with Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud for TFS platform
  • As Christine, the tester, I would like practical guidance to integrate the Cloud mobile device testing solution into Visual Studio 2012
  • As Doris, the developer, I would like practical guidance on writing functional automation for cloud testing of mobile devices
  • As Abu, the build master, I would like practical guidance on enabling CI with cross-platform mobile device testing.

External References

Other ALM Rangers Resources

Other Resources


Anil Chandra Lingam, Anisha Pindoria, Bijan Javidi, Bipin Puthiyaveetil, Brian Blackman, Dan Marzolini, Esteban Garcia, Hassan Fadili, Mathew Aniyan, Oliver Hilgers, Ranjit Gupta, Svetlana Kostinsky and Tom Lindeman.

How to submit new ideas?

The recommended method is to post ideas to the Discussions Page or to contact the Rangers at


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Last edited Jan 17 at 4:49 PM by wschaub, version 29