Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 – Hot Now!


hotnow The Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 are now available here.  This is the first release of the Power Tools that work with VS2008.  We did not want to just deliver a warmed over version of the VS2005 Power Tools, so we included lot of new goodies in this release.

Find In Source Control

From the Source Control Explorer you can right click on a folder and chose Find In Source Control.  There is a sub menu containing Status search, wildcard search, and changeset.  Below is a screen shot from a status search of all checked out *.cs files under $/Orcas/Migration:

findinsourcecontrol 

This search shows all users that have files checked out under the specified path along with with the workspace and machine (shown between the []) name where the pending changes exist.   From this view you can checkout files, undo changes (including someone else’s changes if you have permission), view history, open the file (double click), and open the folder in Source Control Explorer.

Quick Labelquicklabel

The labeling functionality in TFS is very powerful, but sometimes you just want to create a quick simple label on a folder.  Quick label does that.

 

 

 

Open in Windows Explorer

Have you ever wanted to open Source Control Explorer’s currently selected folder in Windows Explorer?  Now you can by selecting a folder that is mapped locally, right click, and choose Windows Explorer.

Team Build Notification

buildnotificationNow you can be notified on your desktop by a tray application when a Team Build of interest has been queued, started, or finished.  This has been a highly requested feature that we are happy to deliver in this power tool release.

 

 

 

 

 

The Build Notification Application will pop up a "toast" message when build status changes.  Below is an example of what you would see when the build is broken.

brokennotification

…and much more….

  • Additional TFPT.EXE commands for configuring Team Explorer connection settings (tweakui) and for destroying Work Items and Work Items Type Definitions (destroyWI, destroyWITD).
  • Updates to the TFS Best Practices Analyzer for use with a Team Foundation Server 2008 deployments.
  • The Process Editor is updated for use with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008. It also has several improvements, including: performance improvements, improved discoverability and bug fixes.

You can discuss TFS Power Tools here or report bugs here.

Enjoy!


Comments (16)

  1. Ed Hintz just announced the Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 are now available: The Team Foundation…

  2. Ed Hintz just announced the Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 are now available: The Team Foundation…

  3. Ponder .NET says:

    I don’t usually like to pass on what others have blogged, but this release of the "Team Foundation

  4. Maor David says:

    Ed Hintz just announced the Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 are now available : The Team Foundation

  5. Ed Hintz анонсировал что Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 are now available : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/tfs2008/bb980963.aspx#2008

  6. Brian Randell on New VSTS 2008 VPCs are available now. Manish Sharma on Part 4 – Customization VSTS Process…

  7. Bolstering its application lifecycle management platform, Microsoft has released Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools, intended to improve the Team Foundation Server user experience. Featured is a set of enhancements, tools

  8. For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System 2008 including Team Foundation Server,

  9. For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System 2008 including Team Foundation Server

  10. From Brian Randell’s blog entry : For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System 2008

  11. From Brian Randell's blog entry : For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System

  12. Yoinked from Brian Randell’s blog entry : For those of you that want to try out Visual Studio Team System

  13. Read Brian Keller ‘s blog about how you can use Free Download Manager to download the VPCs. There are

  14. Matt Nunn sent this round recently – a couple of additions to the many Virtual Images you can download

  15. Matt Nunn sent this round recently – a couple of additions to the many Virtual Images you can download

  16. Got Team? says:

    Just in time for the holiday weekend, we (that is Microsoft and I) got two new VPCs posted for your VSTS