TFS Administration Tool 1.1 RTW – A Community-Driven Release!

I’m happy to announce that the very first community-driven release of any of the Power Toys for Visual Studio, the TFS Administration Tool 1.1, was just published on CodePlex and is available for download!

Not only am I excited because I’m seeing a small group of great developers take interest in the tool, but I’m also excited for my team.  Sara and Josh both had a vision that if we shared the source code of the Power Toys, participated in the projects, and had a bit of patience, we could build communities around those projects and people would contribute to them.  There were skeptics, including myself, who weren’t convinced that the effort involved in sharing source and being an early adopter of the CodePlex site was going to be worth it, but today’s release shows otherwise.  A special thanks to Sara is in order for staying the course and keeping the “Shared Source” nature of the team in the forefront over the past several months.  Without that focus, today’s release (and future ones) would never have happened.

Finally, and most importantly, thanks to everyone who contributed code and waited long and hard for us to finally check it in and release it.  I’m looking forward to our next round of fixes and improvements!

Addition (10/02/06): The TFS Administration Tool allows a Team Foundation Server administrator to quickly add, delete, and modify the permissions for their users from one central location on the TFS server, the Sharepoint server, and the SQL Reporting Services server all from one common interface.  You can read more about the 1.0 release of the tool here:

Comments (5)

  1. Rob Caron says:

    Joe Morel reports that v1.1 of the Team Foundation Server Administration Tool is now available from its…

  2. Dennis says:

    Great tools and thanks for the effort – pity /ms could not have done the job properly inthe first place. Team Foundation server 1.0 should be called CTP 1.0

  3. Agung Riyadi says:

    From Joe Morel : "I'm happy to announce that the very first community-driven release of any

  4. Angel Amador says:

    It curious that looking at your blog I cannot even remotely get an idea of what this tool provides or does. Sure I can download the thing open it up and check it out but I consider that a potential waste of my time. Even if this was announce with flashing lights and a big parade you should still have a small description or link where I can get more information about this. This, I am afraid, is a recent development at Microsoft where omissions and obfuscation seems to play a greater role. I feel something like the changing of the guards but not for the better.

    This entropic behavior leads to a slow deterioration of the quality of service. Something that has always been, in my opinion, Microsoft’s greatest asset. Hope someone is watching and resurrect that dynamism and attention to details that is beginning to slip away.

  5. MSDN Archive says:

    Angel:  Thanks for pointing out the lack of description–I just added one.  It’s pretty easy to start assuming that people have read the previous blog entries and didn’t just surf straight to this blog post! 🙂