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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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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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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Work Item Tracking – Custom Controls

Custom Controls provide a mechanism to extend the work item form to include user developed controls. It enables various scenarios, that are difficult or not possible using the built in controls such as: extend event-based rules, custom user interface, workflow capabilities. This article walks you through the steps to create and deploy custom controls. Read…


Controlling which link types are displayed on a work item form

In 2005 and 2008 versions of TFS, the work item links control that displayed the links always showed all the links. For TFS 2010, we made a design decision based on the fact that whoever is designing a work item form, may want to display certain link types separately from other link types. Read the…


Resolving bugs using 2005/2008 clients on TFS 2010 RC

There is an issue where 2005/2008 clients connecting to a TFS 2010 RC server, with team projects created by RC versions of MSF Agile / CMMI process templates will encounter an error when resolving bugs. But there is a work around! Read the rest of Gregg Boer’s article… >