Download –> Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools
Power Tools Come to Eclipse
We are completely committed to ensuring that developers outside of Visual Studio have great access to TFS and that includes bringing Power Tools to these developers when appropriate. Today we made a new Power Tool download available as an Eclipse update site.
64-bit MSSCCI Support
We also made the one of our most significant updates to the MSSCCI provider for TFS 2010 in recent times by adding support for 64-bit applications wishing to use the MSSCCI provider. While the MSSCCI API was written as a 32-bit interface some IDE’s (most notably Matlab) have released 64-bit versions of their IDE’s and they still wanted to use MSSCCI to talk to version control providers. This allows people to do some really big math and use Team Foundation Server for version control of their models – highly important in the aeronautical engineering sector among others.
VS Power Tools Improvements
As well as the usual round of bug fixes and improvements, we’ve also made some small incremental changes in a few other areas. For example, in the Work Item Search functionality for Visual Studio that we first released in August, there was no easy way to use the search text box to search for a work item by ID. Lacking this was a bit of an oversight – sorry about that, but it’s fixed now. Now, when you enter a number in the work item search box, it will open the work item with that ID rather than searching for text matching the number. If you do want to search for text matching the number, just put the number in double quotes (e.g. “42”) and it will do a full text search rather than just using it as a work item ID. This capability is also now going to be in the search box of the new Team Explorer in VS 11.