“Team For Word” A TFS Word Client and a User Guide For It

יום שלישי, דצמבר 28, 2010

A few days ago I have encountered a very nice tool that is called “Team For Word” Until now I have worked with the “Team Spec” that cost a license compares to this tool that is totally free and with an open source. In the past few days I have worked a lot with the “Team For Word” on clients sites, we have tried to see if this tool can replace the “Team Spec” and the answer is not simple. This tool has some abilities that”Team Spec” doesn’t have like presenting all the work items from a query with links and attachments,...

Team System 2008 Work Items Basic User Guide Was Released

יום שני, נובמבר 16, 2009

Finally it was released… The “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide” was released and can be downloaded from the codeplex project: “Team System Guides” The guide can educate new and advanced users to better use the Work Items section. I have already started to work on “TFS 2010 Work Items Basic User Guide” and I will start publish its parts very soon… Have Fun!!!

Core Fields Of A Work Item (For Advanced Users)

יום חמישי, נובמבר 12, 2009

This post is the fifth and last post out of Five that builds the Work Items Basic Guide. See the first post: “Team System Work items Basic User Guide – Introduction”  I have already published the “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create New Work Items”, the “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create And Use Queries” and the “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create New Work Items Out Of An Existing Work Items” We have seen in previous posts how to create a new work item we have seen how to create and manage...

Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create New Work Items Out Of An Existing Work Items

יום רביעי, ספטמבר 30, 2009

This post is the forth post out of Five that builds the Work Items Basic Guide. See the first post: “Team System Work items Basic User Guide – Introduction”  I have already published the “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create New Work Items” and the “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create And Use Queries” We have seen in previous posts how to create a new work item and how to create and manage my queries, on this post we will see how to create a new Work Item out of an existing Work Item. In order...

TFS API: Get Project Members

יום ראשון, ספטמבר 13, 2009

I have been asked to write a few times custom controls that requires me to get the users from the Team Project. The method that does that is very simple, the example in this post takes the members from the project by the “project name” that was passed to it, and adds them to a combobox named cmbUsers. using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client; using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Proxy; using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server;      public void GetUsers(TeamFoundationServer server, string project)      {       cmbUsers.Items.Clear();        IGroupSecurityService securityService =                (IGroupSecurityService)server.GetService                  (typeof(IGroupSecurityService));        Identity projectGroups =                securityService.ListApplicationGroups                  (store.Projects.Uri.AbsoluteUri);         foreach (Identity projectGroup in projectGroups)       {            Identity...
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Delete TFS Work Item Types

יום חמישי, ספטמבר 10, 2009

I have already written about How To Delete Work Items in TFS in this post I like to show how you delete Work Item Types you don’t need so you will not get a long list of Work Item Types when creating new Work Items. Here is how to do it: Step 1: Download and Install the Team Explorer 2008 - October Power Tools. Step 2: Log-in to the TFS using a TFS administrator user. Step 3: Open a command line and go to: “X:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2008 Power Tools” Step 4: Use the “TFPT.EXE destroywitd” command in the following way: tfpt.exe destroywitd...
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Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create And Use Queries

יום חמישי, ספטמבר 3, 2009

This post is the third post out of Five that builds the Work Items Basic Guide. See the first post: “Team System Work items Basic User Guide – Introduction”  I have already published the “Team System Work Items Basic User Guide – Create New Work Items” On this post I will talk about Queries. In order to see the Work Items you have entered to the Team System you will need to create a "Search", the way you search the Team System is by Queries. Queries contains filters, you can put filters on each of the Work Item fields. There Are two groups of...

How To Manage the TFS Global List

יום רביעי, אוגוסט 26, 2009

The easy way of managing lists of Work Items in TFS is by using the TFS Global List. Many of my customers ask me “What is the easiest way to manage my Global List?” The easiest way to manage the Global List is with the “Process Editor” that comes with the Team Explorer Power Tools. Step 1: Open the Global List by choosing: Tools –> Process Editor –> Open Global List from Server option Here you can see all the “Global List” lists. Step 2: Right click the white space of the screen and choose “New Global List” option to create a...

How To Show A Work Item From Custom Control Using API In TFS

יום רביעי, אוגוסט 5, 2009

Yesterday I have created a Custom Control that one of its features is to open a work item for the user to modify. Since it took me some time to understand how to do it I have decided to post a reference for how to do it in an easy way. Here is an example of how to do it: using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client; using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Controls; using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client; using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking; private void ShowWorkItem(WorkItem wiActivity)     {         DocumentService docSrv = (DocumentService)serviceProvider.GetService(typeof(DocumentService));         IWorkItemDocument bugDocument = docSrv.CreateWorkItem(wiActivity, this) as IWorkItemDocument;         docSrv.ShowWorkItem(bugDocument);     } private IServiceProvider serviceProvider; – is part of the IWorkItemControl interface that is required...
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Changing The TFS Work Item Attachments Maximum Size Limit

יום שלישי, יולי 21, 2009

Users of TFS are used to have the 4MB attachment limit, what they don’t know that instead of complaining about that they can change the limit up to 2GB in a few simple steps. Step 1: Log-in to the TFS machine using an administrator account (Local Administrator). Step 2: Surf using the browser to: http://localhost:8080/WorkItemTracking/v1.0/ConfigurationSettingsService.asmx?op=SetMaxAttachmentSize Step 3: In the maxSize text box enter the new size limit in bytes. For example to have 10MB limit you need to type: 10485760 Bytes Step 4: Click the “Invoke” button. Important thing to know is that this change is global and will affect all the TFS...
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