New TFS Power Tools – October 2008 Release

Now that’s what I call a power tool!  Building on all the other great features previously released, this new batch includes a lot of new stuff, with these as my favorites:

  • Team Members
    • You can now view all participants in a project via a new “Team Members” node in Team Explorer.  Among other things, you can use this to see their information, send IM’s, see their current shelvesets, check-in history, and their pending changes (sweet!).  You can also view team/group groupings and do some fun stuff with that too.
  • Windows Shell Extensions
    • Now you can check-in/out via Windows Explorer!

Check out Brian Harry’s blog post on the announcement, as well as his previous post describing the new features in detail.

You can download the new power tools from here:

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