Migrating work items between collections and servers using WI Migrator


Hi I have uploaded a tool i've been working on for a year. In brief: WI Migrator performs a migration of TFS work items environment from a Team Project to another, cross TFS collections / servers. Great solution for migrating between two live TFS environments, including migration to the cloud, from the cloud or between clouds. WI Migrator duplicates the work items, restores the links between them, and recreates the test plans and the test suites. Work items attachments included. TFS Servers supported:  TFS 2010/2012/2013/2015/ Visual Studio Online. You can give it a try. a trial version is on vs gallery. with the trial you can migrate up...

TFS 2015 update 1 released


TFS 2015 update 1 released great features - backlogs & boards improvements, multiple dashboards, Work item queries edit with relevant values only to choose (work item types / states), export test outcome (web), mixed GIT+TFVC in a team project https://www.visualstudio.com/news/tfs2015-update1-vs
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TFS 2013 Merge Work Items Event Handler – for automatic association to work items after merge


Hi Found great tool - https://mergeworkitems.codeplex.com/ Suppose you work in your own branch, and associate each changeset you check in to work items. Then, after week or two of work you merge your changes to the integration branch - How will you associate the changes to the work items you associated while working in your branch? Well, this tool does it. It's a server plugin that does the work for you after a merge operation you check in. the plugin links all work items associated to merged changesets - to the new changeset created. However, a little bit of effort needed to deploy the...
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Java.lang.NullPointerException in Team Explorer Everywhere 2013 when switching to work items


Hi If you are using Eclipse binded to TFS using Team Explorer everywhere 2013 plugin, and you received Java.lang.NullPointerException - It might be cache corruption. try This 1. Close Eclipse 2. Open this folder in File Explorer: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\4.0\Cache\TEE-WorkItemTracking 3. Delete all subfolders in the above folder 4. Restart Eclipse

TFS 2013 update 4 released


Hi TFS 2013 update 4 released. Many new features to web access work item tracking, such as trend charts, area path search, better embedded url support, performance improvements & full screen support. New licensing model - Stakeholder license - for using work item tracking without charge. In addition - the ability to easily include bugs in the backlog. Testing hub improved, and one of the major improvements is the charting wizard for test cases and test cases results.
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“But why are the TFS team alerts not working?” – Cont.


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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License update in TFS 2013.4 – free features to use in web access


Hi In upcoming version - 2013.4 - managing work items, querying, using backlogs and alerts in TFS web access - free of charge, no license needed. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/07/09/upcoming-vs-online-licensing-changes.aspx http://almsweden.com/magnust/2014/07/25/license-update-visual-studio-online-and-maybe-tfs-2013-4/ Dan.
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