Search Work Items is on CodePlex

Due to popular demand for community participation in further development, I’ve posted the Search Work Items (Team System Addin) project up on CodePlex at: http://www.codeplex.com/searchworkitems I’ve heard a lot of good ideas for improvement and it appears people are finding even its currently limited ability quite useful, so I’m hoping the community will participate in making…

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SnagIt + VSTS = Integration Love

TechSmith created a plugin for SnagIt that lets you take a screen capture and real quick create a new work item or update a work item with the image attached, cool.  They did some nice stuff around it too, check it out… Download the SnagIt Output for VSTS The Team System menu lets you create…

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VSTS Profiler

The Visual Studio Team System Profiler is a tool that helps find resource bottle necks in your application.  Like slow code (CPU bottleneck), disk thrashing, memory allocation, etc.  I’m on the team that builds the Profiler, so here are some Profiler goodies. I’ve recorded a quick ~5min demo of how to get started using the…

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TechEd 2007: DEV320 Follow Up

An Overview of Visual Studio Team Developer tools was given at TechEd 2007 as DEV320, Writing Maintainable and Robust Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.  Here are the resources from the session and you can watch it now online.  If you saw the session at TechEd and are now reading this post, Abhijit and…

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Team Developer MSDN Forums Refactored

We’ve done some refactoring to our Team System MSDN web forums that should significantly help customers using our features.  There are three key reasons driving this change. Our VSTS Team Developer forums are now: Visual Studio Code Analysis and Code Metrics Visual Studio Performance Tools (Profiler) Visual Studio Application Verifier Reasoning… 1. Improve Clarity Previously…

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TeamPlain Aquired as Team System Web Access

We just aquired TeamPlain which provides a nice web user interface on top of Team Foundation Server!  You can get it now for free.  The TeamPlain interface looks real sharp, with a bunch of additional UI components “VSTS should’ve had from day 1”. I’m so looking forward to using here on our own teams (in…

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Team System MVPs on Campus

The MVP Global Summit 2007 is going on right now and today is the first day of meetings between the MVPs and their respective product groups.  As I blog this, Dan Kershaw is talking about TFS. Willy-Peter Schaub has some posts on what’s going on at the MVP summit right now.  You can read up…

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Search Work Items, Team System Addin

The ability to quickly and easily search for work items using a little search box seams to be a popular Team System wishlist feature.  Teamprise has a Java Team Explorer client, which they say they make sales because of their search capabilities alone. This plugin puts a little search box right into Visual Studio to…

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Rolling Up Status on Work Items

Say you have a work item type (WIT) that represent a big task, like a Feature, then you have individual Task work items that make up that feature.  You want to update the work completed and remaining of the tasks, and have that roll into the corrosponding feature. Today TFS doesn’t support work item heiarchy or…

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Script Debugging Improvements in Orcas

We’ve made some significant improvements to script debugging!  The VS script debugger hasn’t seen real improvements since VS6 (pre-.NET).  Now with ASP.NET AJAX (MS’ new AJAX framework), script debugging has caught a new wind.  You can try these out in the new VS Orcas March CTP. Here are the improvements we’ve made.  They’re all captured on…

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