How To: Change TFS Mail Alert Format
Couple of customers asked me to change the TFS alert format?
So here is the solution:
To perform this action you need Administrator permissions
Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\Web Services\Services\v1.0\Transforms
Use an XML editor such as Visual Studio to change any of the transforms. These are the two transforms for the work item event:
WorkItemChangedEvent.xsl – Formatting for HTML e-mail
WorkItemChangedEvent.plaintextXsl – Formatting for plaintext e-mail
The .xsl file transforms the XML for the event into an e-mail message.
Open WorkItemChangedEvent.xsl in Notepad or other text editor.
Edit the file to reflect the message that you want in the notification e-mail.
You should make the similar changes to the WorkItemChangedEvent.plaintextXsl for any users who have signed-up for plaintext messages.
Save the WorkItemChangedEvent.xsl file.