Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Sorting by multiple columns in work item tracking

Recently I was showing someone the results of a bug query and sorting by more than one column in work item tracking in Team Explorer.  When the person said he didn't realize that feature existed, I decided it would be worth posting.  This also works in Team System Web Access. To sort by more the one column, simply hold the Shift key ...

How to set up TFS 2008 SP1 to use TSWA links in checkin notification emails

One of the new features available in TFS 2008 SP1 is that a TSWA URL can be configured in the server so that checkin notification emails will have links to the Team System Web Access page for the changeset, which allows you to see the diffs for each of the changes. You can find the documentation for this feature at How to: Configure Work Item...

Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 is now available!

We've now released the final version of TSWA 2008 SP1, which had previously been released as a community technology preview (CTP).  There are some fantastic new features in this release, including the ability for users without CALs to create work items. Also, this release includes 10 languages: Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, ...

TSWA tip: How to use the new TSWA template URL feature (initial value URL)

One of the new features we've added to TSWA for the SP1 release is the ability to create URLs that are effectively work item templates by virtue of the fact that they have the values for the work items embedded in the URL itself. Since constructing these URLs manually is really painful, we have an icon on the work item editor when you are ...

Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 CTP and Work Item Web Access 2008 CTP are now available

Hakan has announced the availability of the new TSWA community technology preview (CTP) in his post, What's New in TSWA 2008 SP1.  Personally, I would say this release is beta quality or better, so don't let the CTP designation scare you too much. Also released is the first CTP release of what we are calling Work Item Web Access (WIWA).&...

Spec available for “Codename TFS Bug Submission Portal”

Hakan Eskici, program manager for Team System Web Access, has posted the spec for a new power tool that's based on TSWA that is designed to help customers comply with the new licensing changes in TFS 2008 while getting the most out of the product.  Please read this, as well as the other Rosario specs, and give us your feedback. Spec ...

TSWA: Providing multiple languages in a single installation

Ed Blankenship asked a question recently regarding having multiple languages supported by the same TSWA instance. Hakan provided the answer, and both of them blogged it. Please note that this is not a supported configuration (i.e., that means we didn't test it, it could cause problems with uninstalling, etc.).Technorati Tags: team ...

Now available for TSWA 2008: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish

The final set of localized versions of the Team System Web Access 2008 Power Tool is now available. Here is a list of links to all of the localized releases of TSWA. We're always interested in what you think about the localizations, too.  If there are ways we can improve it, we would like to incorporate that feedback into TSWA...

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