New Power Tools for Update 1 are available

Brian Harry

Today we shipped updated TFS 2012 Power Tools for Update 1.  The team worked hard to ship the Power Tools update very close to the official release of VS/TFS update 1 and this is the first time we’ve ever accomplished in the same week.  Congrats the the people involved. There aren’t very many change but a few valuable ones:

  • The Backup and restore tool has been updated for changes that were made to the server in Update 1.  You will need to use the new Power Tools to get this to work with Update 1 and the older Power Tools to get this to work with RTM.  Because this particular Power Tool is run from the server – it just means you need to install the Power Tools on your server that match your server.
  • We shipped V1 of a new Team Members power tool a few months ago and, as with many V1s, we’ve gotten a fair amount of feedback and issues reported.  We’ve fixed all of the most urgent ones that were reported.
  • Some changes to the PowerShell cmdlets – like newly add 64-bit support and removal of color coding that we got feedback people didn’t like.

The VS Gallery package has been updated with the new Power Tools.  If you still need to TFS 2012 RTM Power Tools, you can get them from the download center. Thanks,



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