Radio TFS Episode – Chatting about Lab Management

I had a good time yesterday with Greg & Martin chatting about Lab Management in the latest episode of Radio TFS.  If you don’t subscribe to the Radio TFS podcast series, I would definitely recommend it.  They are roughly 30-minute episodes and are an easy listen that you can fit into your weekly routine.

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Let me know if you have any questions about any of the topics we discussed during the episode!

Ed Blankenship

In this episode we chat with Ed Blankenship about his new job at Microsoft as a program manager on the Test & Lab Management product team.

Before recently joining Microsoft, Ed was a Microsoft MVP for TFS and Visual Studio ALM in which he has been involved & using since the very beginning of the products nearly seven years ago. He worked as the Practice Technical Lead for the ALM/TFS Consulting Practice as Imaginet (formerly Notion Solutions). Ed was also voted as the Visual Studio ALM & Team Foundation Server MVP of the Year for 2010 by his group of peers in the MVP Community.

He is also an author of the Wrox Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 and TFS 2010 books. You can follow Ed via is blog at or via twitter @edblankenship

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Monday, 01 October 2012 15:39:23 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Where can I find if Lab Management works with Unix and Mainframe code and environments?
Dan K
Monday, 01 October 2012 15:48:54 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Hi Dan,

Lab Management does not support installing the Test Agents on a Unix or Mainframe environment. However, you may be able to compose an SCVMM environment of a Unix machine if Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager support the operating system. We will treat it has though it is part of the Lab Management environment but you will not be able to do everything you would be able to do in a Windows-based machine that is part of an environment.

I don't know of any mainframe platform that would be supported by Hyper-V or System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Ed B.
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