What’s New in TSWA 2008 SP1


Here’s a quick summary of the new features in the CTP release for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1:

Single instance with multiple languages

A single instance of TSWA now supports multiple languages. By default, the UI language is based on the user’s browser settings (accept-language header). The UI language can be overwritten in profile settings. In total, 9 languages are available: ENU, CHS, CHT, DEU, ESN, FRA, ITA, JPN, KOR. Please note that the CTP release doesn’t have all the resources localized completely yet.

Direct links to new work items with initial values

Previous versions of TSWA supported the following URL syntax to create new work items:

http://<server>/wi.aspx?pname=MyProject&wit=Bug

Now it’s possible to specify initial values for fields, such as:

http://<server>/wi.aspx?pname=MyProject&wit=Bug&[Title]=Bug Bash&[AssignedTo]=Hakan Eskici&[Iteration Path]=MyProject\Iteration2&[FoundIn]=9.0.30304

This will open a new work item editor window with the following initial values:

  • Team Project = MyProject
  • Work Item Type = Bug
  • Title = Bug Bash
  • Assigned To = Hakan Eskici
  • Iteration Path = MyProject\Iteration2
  • Found in Build = 9.0.30304

Share ad-hoc work item queries

Previous versions of TSWA enabled referencing work item queries stored on the server:

http://<server>/q.aspx?pname=MyProject&name=All Bugs

Now you can reference an ad-hoc query by providing the WIQL directly in the URL

http://<server>/q.aspx?pname=MyProject&wiql=SELECT ID, Title, State FROM WorkItems WHERE [Team Project]=’MyProject’ AND [Work Item Type]=’Bug’ AND [Found In]=’9.0.30304′

Shelveset viewer

This version enables searching for shelvesets and displaying the contents of a shelveset.

Improved search support

Now it’s even easier to search for work items with the advanced search syntax. Similar to Outlook search syntax, you can reference any work item field by either using the field name, or by using some shortcuts.

Here’s a simple search example:

norhtwind a=@me s=resolved t=bug

Searches for resolved bugs assigned to me which contain the word “northwind” in the Title or Description.

 

Your feedback is greatly welcome, please let us know what you think.

Comments (20)

  1. Hakan Eskici says:

    We have just shipped the Community Technology Preview releases for: Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 Power

  2. A new Community Technology Preview was just released for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1. Hakan Eskici

  3. Buck Hodges says:

    Hakan has announced the availability of the new TSWA community technology preview (CTP) in his post,

  4. El Bruno says:

    Buenas, esto de madrugar trae problemas, uno de ellos es saber que tal vez la instancia que poseo de

  5. El Bruno says:

    Buenas, esto de madrugar trae problemas, uno de ellos es saber que tal vez la instancia que poseo de

  6. El Bruno says:

    Buenas, esto de madrugar trae problemas, uno de ellos es saber que tal vez la instancia que poseo de

  7. Sono disponibili Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 CTP e Work Item Web Access 2008 CTP

  8. Il y a eu aujourd’hui l’annonce du SP1 de TSWA dans sa version CTP d’avril. Au niveau des améliorations

  9. Il y a eu aujourd’hui l’annonce du SP1 de TSWA dans sa version CTP d’avril. Au niveau des améliorations

  10. Hakan Eskici and TFS team just released a CTP for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 and Work Item Web Access.

  11. Service Pack 1 of the Team System Web Access tool is coming and the Community Technology Preview is ready…

  12. Bink.nu says:

    We have just shipped the Community Technology Preview releases for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 Power

  13. A few days ago we released a couple of Community Technology Previews (CTPs) for the next release of Team

  14. Steve St. Jean on Whitepaper on Sarbanes-Oxley and TFS published on MSDN. The SRL Team Blog on ALM 403:…

  15. Maor David says:

    Community Technology Previews (CTP) for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 and Work Item Web Access has

  16. Some VERY BIG THINGS, that’s what. Lets start with WIWA. What the heck is WIWA? Well, Hakan’s blog has

  17. 数日前に、Team System Web Access の次期リリースのための Community Technology Preview (CTP) が 2 つリリースされました。どちらにも、既存の Team

  18. El Bruno says:

    Buenas, esto de madrugar trae problemas, uno de ellos es saber que tal vez la instancia que poseo de…

  19. The easiest way to do this is to use the search functionality built into Team System Web Access (TSWA)

  20. We have long spoken about a TSWA (Team System Web Access) application that allows you to enforce the