“But why are the TFS team alerts not working?” – Cont.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hi I have written about team alerts issues found in TFS 2012 http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/morgen/2013/10/23/quotbut-why-are-the-tfs-team-alerts-not-workingquot/ Here are some updates 1. Since TFS 2013, the issue of ignoring "preferred email" and using AD settings is fixed. You can choose your preferred email and it will be used for sending team alerts 2. New issue since 2013 update 2: if team alert IS NOT included in contributors, alerts will not be sent - read here. fix/workaround - just include the team in Contributors group http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22900091/tfs-2013-update-2-team-alerts-not-sending-emails http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6f8d29f8-b213-4b95-b74d-eab572314136/tfs-2013-update-2-team-alerts-not-sending-emails?forum=tfsadmin&prof=required
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"But why are the TFS team alerts not working?"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hi Since TFS 2012 the alerts system has been improved dramatically, allowing us to create alerts which affects all team members. The alerts administration is web based and does not need any plug-in or a client tool. However, I've been asked why do the individual alerts continue to work and to send email upon a trigger, whie an alert set for the team does not do the same. When individual do not work, we check SMTP settings, we check the query which the alert is based on, and we look for errors in event log. But now situation is different: individual alerts work, no...
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