TFS Power Tool – July ‘08 Release


The next release of the Team Foundation Power Tools is nearing release (about 3 weeks from now) and it has quite a number a great new features:

TFS Alerts VS plugin for creating subscriptions to TFS Alerts:  A new node has been added to Team Explorer named “Alerts”.  This will make creating alerts alot easier than using the BisSubscribe command line tool.

TFS BPA Tool now supports SQL Server 2008:  When and if you make the move to SQL 2008 the BPA tool will be ready.  SQL Server 2008 is slated for release in August ‘08.

Support for Changing a Username:  A new tool named TFSUsers will allow you to update a users name in TFS which currently does not handle it very well when changes are made to Active Directory.  This will be automatic in the next release of TFS.

Team System Web Access Update:  Read about those specific updates here.

TFS SCOM Management Pack:  You will now be able to setup automated health monitoring of your TFS servers.  This will not be included with the power tool release but should show up on System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog in August ‘08.

Bugs fixes in WIT and Process Template Editor

Improvements in TFPT.EXE

You can get more detail and screenshots from Brian Harry’s blog posting about the upcoming release of the July ‘08 Power Tools.

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