I am excited to share about a great feature added to Azure Web Applications experience in Azure Portal, which is the capability to do Load Testing of the web application right from the Azure Portal. There is a detailed blog post on Visual Studio MSDN Blogs about this announcement – Announcing Public Preview for Performance/Load Testing of Azure WebApp. Similar announcement on the Azure blog – Public Preview of Performance Test on Web and Mobile App.
Here are two videos on the topic on Channel9 (Do watch them):
- Azure Friday Video on Performance Testing Web Apps
- And follow up video on doing Advanced scenarios from Visual Studio Enterprise
I know what you are feeling, the experience and the User Interface looks just brilliant, right?. Yes, Its brilliant. There has been a great effort behind it building this experience :). There were good challenges and great great learning as well.
And I do think you would be interested in understanding how is the new Azure Portal being built. There is a very good blog from Justin Beckwith which explains this stuff perfectly – Under the hood of the new Azure Portal. I recommend this as a must read blog to know about the new portal. Make sure you watch Steve Sanderson video as well, its really cool.
Please do try out the new feature and share your valuable feedback.
Question and Answers.
Question: How to use an existing Visual Studio Online account work with the new Load/Performance Test Experience in Azure Portal?
Answer: Your Visual Studio account should AAD backed. To know if you account is AAD back you can go to the account settings and figure if it AAD backed. Else you can follow the link provided there
There is a blog post which should make things easy: Link Visual Studio Account to Azure
Question: [A very very rare scenario] I am facing issue setting an account like mentioned below. How to unblock my self?
Answer: You shouldn’t be seeing this at all. But there is a very negligible chance you might face this. In such cases, you can click on the gear button at the top right corner of the Azure Portal that takes you to the “Portal Settings”. Here you can click on the “Discard modifications” button and things should start work.
The impact of this change is that it would clear any user settings in the Azure Portal like the pinned tiles on the home page will be cleared and specific user settings that are customized would be reverted and portal would be started afresh. Please note that it would not clear any application data.