When you create your first connection to TFS the local client downloads the metadata required to work with the TFS work items. By default it downloads the metadata for all team projects in a collection, including the ones that you don’t have access to.
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In a previous post, I have told you how the Configure Features wizard works to upgrade the team projects on your TFS server. It works great. However if you are an administrator of dozens of team projects, you don’t want to walk through the wizard for each team project.
Upgrading is hard. We have heard a lot of comments about the pain that people had to deal with during the upgrade of the team projects from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010. For TFS 2012 we make this upgrade much easier for customers with none to limited customizations with a wizard.
On User Voice there is a request to be able to query on the current iteration. We have it on our backlog, but it won’t ship it for Dev11.
However there is a workaround, found by Mark Michaelis, that you can use to avoid having to update all your work item queries if the team moves to the next sprint.
When a new version of TFS comes out, there are new features. Some of those features are backed by metadata such as work item types and work item categories. If you had to upgrade your TFS 2008 team project to TFS 2010 you know that this can be a daunting exercise.