Updated Team System and TFS VPCs

Brian Randell has recently published a set of VSTS virtual machine images for Virtual PC, Virtual Server and Hyper-V. You can download either the TFS-only version, or the VSTS “all-up” images that contain the latest bits such as: Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 Team System Web Access 2008 SP1  Visual Studio Team System 2008 SP1…


Web Access Community Translations Release 1.0

For a while, we’ve been working on an experimental project to get Team System Web Access translated to languages other than the official ones. We wanted to create a platform for volunteers to contribute to translation efforts, so that we could release packs of translations as we made progress. Well, recently the very first release of the TSWA Community…


TSWA Work Item Only View (aka WIWA) with TFS Workgroup Edition

Recently, I’ve been seeing questions about TSWA Work Item Only View (aka WIWA) and how it works with Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition. As a quick background, Work Item Only View is a feature of TSWA that enables accessing work items you’ve created without having to own a Client Access License (CAL) for TFS. This feature has been…


Team System Web Access (TSWA) 2008 SP1 Available

Ed Hintz, Dev Lead for Team System Web Access, has recently announced the availability of TSWA 2008 SP1 power tool. See Ed’s blog post for the list of new features in this release: http://blogs.msdn.com/edhintz/archive/2008/08/29/team-system-web-access-2008-sp1-power-tool.aspx   Here’s the download link: Download TSWA 2008 SP1 Power Tool  


Pointing notification email links to TSWA

One of the new features in TFS 2008 SP1 is the ability to point the links in notification emails to TSWA viewers. Currently, this only works with version control checkin notification emails.   See the following KB article for details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956761


TFS 2008 SP1 Released

Few days ago, Brian Harry announced the availability of Team Foundation Server 2008 Service Pack 1 along with VS, VSTS and .NET 3.5 service packs. These service packs not only come with fixes and patches, but also with a lot of new features.   What’s New in SP1 for Team Foundation Server   To update…


CTPs for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 and Work Item Web Access Released today

[Update: RTM version is released on 8/29/2008 – see http://blogs.msdn.com/hakane/archive/2008/08/29/team-system-web-access-tswa-2008-sp1-available.aspx] We have just shipped the Community Technology Preview releases for Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 Power Tool and Work Item Web Access 2008 Power Tool. Please note that these are “preview” releases and it is not recommended to use them in a production environment, however…


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…


What is Work Item Web Access (WIWA)?

WIWA is a Web UI that allows using some work item tracking features even if the user doesn’t have a Client Access License (CAL). It’s based on TSWA, but provided as a separate download. WIWA simply enables 3 core “file-a-bug” scenarios stated in the TFS 2008 EULA. As a user without a TFS CAL, you…


Anniversary of devBiz acquisition

Today marks the first anniversary of Microsoft’s acquisition of devBiz – a small software company I’ve founded with Ahmet Akkas many years ago. Since Ahmet, Serkan and I have joined Microsoft a year ago, we all have been working on Team System Web Access to make it a better Web front end for Team Foundation…