Work Item Tracking usability improvements in Orcas – Part 1

We made several usability improvements in Orcas that are small features to make things simpler. I will cover these in two parts. Drag-and-drop attachments You can now drag-and-drop files from your file system to add attachments to work items. This makes adding multiple attachments much easier. Here’s a short clip on how this works: *…

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Managing Documentation Projects in Team Foundation Server, Part 2: Tracking Work Items

Here’s the second post on a series of posts on how we use TFS to managing our documentation process. Compliments of Allen Clark. —— After our monthly planning meeting (discussed in my previous post), we copy the scenarios that we are going to address into an Excel workbook. We then break each of those scenarios…


Managing Documentation Projects in Team Foundation Server, Part 1: Planning the Sprint

Here is the first of a series of three posts on how we use TFS to managing our internal documentation projects. They are compliments of my friend Allen Clark in our User Education group. He provided all the content for these posts. (Thanks Allen!) —— The team that writes online Help topics for Team Foundation…


TFS Power Tools Release – Work Item Templates – Advanced Tips

This is the third and last post on a series of posts introducing the work item templates feature in the September, 2007 Power Tools release. The first post introduced the feature. The second post talked about the bulk updates. This post will talk about some advanced tips with work item templates.   Tip #1 –…


TFS Power Tools Release – Work Item Templates – Bulk Edit

In the introduction post, I introduced the Work Item Templates feature in the latest power tools release. This post will talk about how you can use work item templates to do bulk edits. Let’s take the following scenario: We want to move several tasks from one iteration into another. Starting with a set of tasks…