Process Template Schemas Published to Code Gallery

Allen Clark has published the Team Foundation Server process template schema files to Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas. Check out his blog post for a short helpful guide on how to use them to help you when you’re customizing your process templates.

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Programming for the TFS Excel Add-in

  Some folks have asked about how to program against the TFS Excel Add-In. The summary is that we don’t have a public API for the TFS Add-in but we do support using the ribbon. Here are the ribbon commands and an example of how to use them. List of control tags for TFS Excel…


Tool to configure SharePoint Server for dashboard compatibility with Team Foundation Server 2010

If you have or planing to have Team foundation server 2010 integration with SharePoint Server(MOSS) and unsure of the SharePoint configurations needed to get the dashboards(Tfs Excel reports that show as dashboards in team project portal site) working, Then here is a tool for you. Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 MOSS Configuration Tool http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/db469790-5e3e-42f3-906e-411a73795a1b  When you download from…


Visualizing Team Foundation Server Work Items with Live Labs Pivot

Live Labs Pivot is a great way to visualize sets of data, and glean insights/understand patterns that may not be as visible otherwise. In this post, we’ll walk through how easy it is to visualize Team Foundation Server work items using Live Labs Pivot. Prerequisites For the purposes of this walkthrough, you’ll need the following:…

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WIQL syntax for Link Query

Flat List Query (Old) The general Syntax: select <fields> from WorkItems [where <condition>][order by <fields>] [asof <date>]   Link Query When querying across links, you specify three filters: ·         A filter on the work items (Source) ·         A filter on the links themselves (Link) ·         A filter on the items being pointed to by the…


Extending Work Item Tracking Context Menus

  This blog post was written by Hayder Casey, a developer on the work item tracking team. The work item tracking context menus in Visual Studio are extensible. You can add your own commands to them and interact with the work item tracking editors and the hierarchy of queries and query folders in Team Explorer….

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Work Item Tracking Queries Object Model in 2010

The following post was written by Smitha Saligrama, a software development engineer in test on the work item tracking team for Team Foundation Server. To allow better organization and permissions on queries in Team Foundation Server 2010 we added query folders. Query folders allow you to organize both your personal queries and project queries into…

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Announcing Team Foundation Server Scrum v1.0 Beta

Today , we’re announcing and releasing a brand new process template… Team Foundation Server Scrum v1.0 Beta.  This is a new process template built from the ground up specifically for Scrum teams.   So, why a new template?  Quite simply, because you told us you wanted one.   Scrum has become a dominant methodology in software development…

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Change in HTML Field Behavior in the 2010 TFS Excel Integration

TFS has changed how Excel interacts with HTML fields to only allow HTML fields to be editable on creation of a work item but read only when editing existing work items. What was the old behavior? With the 2008 TFS Excel Add-In you were able to edit work item HTML fields in Excel, but all…


New Work Item Type Controls in TFS 2010

The following post was written by Smitha Saligrama, a software development engineer in test for the work item tracking team in TFS. With the release of TFS 2010, there are some new work item controls you can take advantage of. Stand-alone Label You can now have a stand-alone label control on the work item form…

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