New Power Tool for handling display name change in TFS

In an earlier post, Dan had posted the details on how a display name change in Windows or Active Directory doesn’t automatically get updated in all the areas in TFS. We had a tool to help address this issue that was available only through our Customer Support. Now, in our latest Power Tool release, we…

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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…


TFS Power Tools Release - Work Item Templates - Introduction

Brian Harry introduced the power tools release in his blog. Work Item Templates is a new feature we’ve added in this latest version of the Power Tools release. In short, Work Item Templates allows you to open a blank work item form, predefine the values of several fields, then apply that set of values at…