HP has officially announced the release of Loadrunner 11.5, and with it come a bevy of changes. The most immediately noticeable of these is a major retooling of the look and feel of VuGen.
For some time, Microsoft has published their own capacity planning model called Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) . They also offer their own stress testing tools (WAST, ACT, etc) that can be used as add-ons to Visual Studio or stand alone tools for testing Microsoft applications. I was recently asked why I don’t recommend this method and those tools to accomplish performance goals, rather than purchasing 3rd party commercial tools that are much more expensive?