We continue in our effort to publish specs for features that are under development very early in the process so that we can incorporate your feedback before we are even done coding it. We haven’t published as many as I had hoped but we continue to emphasize the importance of it within the team and are starting to see some real momentum. While I was out on sabbatical, 3 new specs were published.
Codename “TFS Bug Submission Portal” Power Tool for Team Foundation Server 2008 – This covers the new limited TFS access for users without CALs. I just wrote a longer blog post about it announcing the availability of a CTP.
Send Mail from TFS – The spec for a new feature coming in TFS 2008 SP1 (more about that in the next week or two when I write a blog post about all the great stuff that’s coming in SP1).
Core Linking Work Item Tracking – This spec covers the core enhancements to work item tracking that enables hierarchies, typed links and more coming in Rosario. This underlying improvement is going to enable an amazing number of new scenarios.
Further, this week I am expecting to see 2 more specs published…
Query Folders – A feature for enabling you to organize your work item queries into a folder hierarchy.
Enterprise TFS Management – An overhaul of some of the TFS application architecture that is going to enable substantially greater deployment flexibility and manageability in the enterprise environment.
Keep your eyes peeled for the new specs and we look forward to your feedback on the ones we’ve already published if you haven’t already given it.