Neno Loje has written a blog post that shows you the steps to change the links in the TFS work item alert emails into links to work items in TSWA. The standard links point you to a read-only page, which is not nearly as useful.
Grant Holliday asked for an explanation of how a Web Access URL should be constructed to for a file in TFS version control, similar to the work item links explained in the TSWA 2005 FAQ. Hakan responded with the details, which are shown below.
I wanted to highlight the TSWA for TFS 2005 FAQ since it contains good information, including how to switch between Windows authentication and forms authentication, turning off forms authentication, and how to construct the URL to a work item using the work item’s ID.
[UPDATE 8/8/07] There is now a KB article on this issue.
Hakan posted the following on Brian Harry’s blog in response to a customer report about encountering the following issue when installing the new Team System Web Access release on German, French,
[UPDATE 7/31/2007] I’ve updated the link with the main MSDN page for TSWA. There’s also an FAQ now.
We have just released Team System Web Access power tool for TFS 2005! You can download it now.
Team System Web Access (formerly known as TeamPlain) is a Web interface to Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server.
A year ago I became the dev lead for Team Build. As of this month, I’m now also the dev lead for Team System Web Access (TSWA), which is the name of the group that resulted from our earlier acquisition of devBiz Solutions,