The Team Foundation Server product team has been hard at work on the version 1.2 release of the Team Foundation Power Tools (if you recall, it used to be called the Power Toys). There is a Canadian connection in this release – Joel Semeniuk, one of our valued Team System MVPs and a Regional Director based in Winnipeg created the original version of the Process Template Editor – a tool that greatly simplifies the creation of process templates. I had the opportunity to share the stage with Joel in Victoria for the Windows Vista and Office 2007! Congratulations Joel!
The release includes two developer command line tools and three GUI based tools, plus Windows Vista support and bug fixes. Here is a description of each of the features:
- Workspace Command (tfpt.exe) – Use the workspace command for additional workspace operations not supported in the currently shipping Team Foundation Server command line (tf.exe).
- Treeclean Command (tfpt.exe) – Use the treeclean command to see and optionally delete files in the current directory and all subdirectories that are not under version control.
- Process Template Editor – A tool to provide UI for authoring work item types and some of the associated Process Template components.
Check-in Policy Pack – A set of handy check-in policies to address needs customers have expressed.
Build Test Tools Task – A tool that allows running unit tests by simply specifying the DLLs or even specifying a file name pattern in TfsBuild.proj, instead of using .vsmdi files to specify tests to run.
Be sure to check out the prerequisites before you install the tools. Here is the download link: