Reporting in Team Foundation Server 2010: Part 6: Rich SQL Reporting Services Reports

I started this series with a set of topics and broke the first one down into sub topics to cover the out-of-the-box experience in detail. With my last post, I covered the dashboards portion of the experience. Let’s look at the new SQL Reporting Services (SSRS/RS) reports written in Report Definition Language (RDL). Walkthroughs for…

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SharePoint Integration in TFS 2010 Beta1

Last month, Brian Harry outlined some of the new features in the setup and administration experience for TFS 2010 here. This post drills into how SharePoint integration works for Beta1. Installation In TFS 2010, we’ve separated the installation from the configuration of TFS. The installation and configuration of SharePoint occurs during the configuration stage of…

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What improvements to subscriptions and notifications would you like to see?

  I’m posting this on behalf of Matthew Moloney — a PM intern who has joined us from Australia!  He’s got a query on what sort of improvements you’d like to see in the subscriptions & notifications space in a future release. —— G’day everyone, I’m looking for feedback on a design for a subscription…


New permissions on work item types?

Folks, I recently sent out a request to the VSTS Customer Council and the MVPs asking them if they had thoughts on important new permissions to add to work item types in a future release.  Note that we’ve already enabled the following scenarios:• Hide work items under a particular area node from a group of users (in…


Rosario: What is the “Name” attribute for on Links Control XML

Last post, I talked about how to filter on link types. Here’s an example: <Control Type=”LinksControl” Name=”UniqueName”>    <LinksControlOptions>      <WorkItemLinkFilters FilterType=”includeAll” />      <ExternalLinkFilters FilterType=”excludeAll” />   </LinksControlOptions> </Control>   Some of you may have wondered want the “Name” attribute is for? Well, it does have a purpose. 🙂 The TFS Client uses this…


Rosario: Filtering link types on a work item form

In Whidbey, and Orcas, the work item links control that displayed the links always showed all the links. For Rosario, 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. For example, let’s say you have a…


Rosario – Customing Link Types Primer

With Rosario, you can define multiple link types. This allows for you to customize link types to match your processes. This blog post is a primer in how to do that. Quick-start guide on creating a new link type:  Here’s how to create a new link type: From the command shell, go to “Program Files\Microsoft Visual…


Rosario: Managing hierarchies in Microsoft Excel

As a follow up to Gregg’s post on querying on links and creating tree queries, I’d like to introduce you to managing work item hierarchies in Microsoft Excel. Creating work item hierarchy  There are a few ways you can get started with creating hierarchies in Excel: Create a tree query in Team explorer and export it to Excel…


Rosario: Querying on Links

The enhanced query builder in Rosario offers the ability to query on links. This gives you the ability to ask the system questions like: ·         Give me all the Scenarios and any Bugs that might be linked to them. ·         Give me only the Scenarios that have Bugs linked to them ·         Give me only…


What’s new in work item tracking in Microsoft Visual Studio Team System code name “Rosario”

What’s new in work item tracking in Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” Traceability is a big push with Rosario. To that end, we have improved the linking functionality is work item tracking, in Rosario. Before Rosario, there was only one type of link between work items: “Related”. With Rosario, you can define…