The biggest area of growth in the last month is in work item tracking activity. The reason is that we hooked up a mirror between our “old” work item tracking system and TFS. This means that changes in each system is being replicated into the other.
Today we have released an update to the TFS MSSCCI provider. It is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=87E1FFBD-A484-4C3A-8776-D560AB1E6198&displaylang=en
Try it out and let us know what you think. I’ve repeated the feature list from a previous blog post:
Support for Enterprise Architect and PowerBuilder
GetLatest on Checkout support
Work items can be modified in the checkin window
Setup works on x64
Check-in lock is treated as exclusive
Parameters for external diff are passed in the same order as in Visual Studio 2005
Open from SCC and save to SCC operations are enhanced to behave much more like in Visual Studio 2005 and VSS
Unfortuately this release is not yet compatible with Vista Beta2.
Last night I returned from Tech-Ed 2006. I got to do one presentation on TFS – sort of a “day in the life demo”. Unfortunately feeback was mixed – some people loved it but the pattern in the negative feedback was that the screen resolution was too high making it too hard to see and that I tried to cover too much stuff and lost too many people.
Just a brief note about stuff coming down the pipe for TFS…
We are working on a new release of the MSSCCI provider. It will have a variety of fixes for bugs that you have reported and that we have found internally.
You know how it goes – somehow there’s just never enough days in the week to get everything done you want to get done. A couple of weeks ago I promised to post the queries I use to collecting statistics on our server –