Microsoft has expanded its partnership with Perfecto Mobile to deliver mobile testing extensions to Microsoft Azure users and MSDN subscribers, as well as new features for Visual Studio users.
The partnership is designed to provide Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio users with an integrated solution to develop, test and deploy mobile applications. As part of the new offering, MSDN subscribers now have access to discounted offers for public cloud manual testing, public cloud automated testing and private cloud automated testing. Perfecto Mobile will also be available via the Azure Store until the end of 2014.
“We are proud to work with Microsoft to deliver a widely available solution that provides the highest quality of business-critical mobile apps available,” said Eran Yaniv, CEO, Perfecto Mobile. “This joint offering enables enterprise developers and testers to quickly ramp up mobile activities in their existing visual studio environments, leverage existing investment in tools, people, knowledge and processes and all while meeting the release intervals needed to compete in today’s markets.”
Over the past year, Microsoft has worked with Perfecto Mobile to deliver mobile testing extensions to Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online based on Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud platform. Using Perfecto Mobile’s templates, development teams can extend product builds and manual and automated testing to thousands of devices from their existing Team Foundation Server installations or Visual Studio Online accounts.
The companies have also collaborated to bring support for C# test scripts to the platform, enabling developers to write tests in C# in Visual Studio and run them across multiple devices managed by Perfecto Mobile. They aim to integrate Perfecto’s MobileCloud platform into the build process to automatically provision devices and run tests from a work item, and publish test results back to Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Online.
Windows Phone 8.1 is also now fully supported by Perfecto mobile, including the ability to test applications on the new Nokia Windows Phone 8.1 phones that are being released over the coming months.
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