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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

TSWA tip: Copy a bug to quickly file a new bug in an area related to the original

Like Team Explorer, Team System Web Access does not support work item templates yet (though you can get a power tool work item template add-in for Team Explorer 2005 -- look for power tools for TFS 2008 in December).  However, you can use the "Create Copy of Work Item" feature to copy a work item that's similar to the one you want to file...

TSWA tip: Search bugs and reports

[Update 10/6/2008]  In addition to the default search behavior described below, TSWA 2008 SP1 adds Outlook-style search capability, which is described here. Have you ever wanted a quick way to find the bugs containing some word?  Team System Web Access comes to your rescue. In the upper left corner underneath the team project ...

TSWA tip: Bulk edit

Sara Ford has a Visual Studio Tip of the Day series going.  I thought I'd publish some tips on using Team System Web Access, and this is the first.  I don't think I'll be able to do a tip per day.  Calling it a "TSWA tip a few times a week" just doesn't sound that great.  So I'll just leave it as TSWA Tips. In the regular ...

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