Team Foundation Server Power Tools – October ’08 Release Sneak Peek


 

Microsoft should have called it Team Foundation Server Power Tools – Best Release Ever, the features they’ve included in this up coming release really hit the mark. 

There are 3 major new components to the October Power Tools release:

  • Team Members – A new node has been added to the Team Explorer called "Team Members".  It appears under each Team Project and is used to identify who are the people who work on the project.  It serves as a "pivot point" for information about and operations on people and teams.
  • Windows Shell Extension – There is now a Windows shell extension that allows you to do the core version control operations directly inside the Windows Explorer without using the Team Explorer.
  • PowerShell Support – The ground work is being laid for a PowerShell pipeline and commandlets for TFS.  The initial feature set will support basic version control operations but over time the plan is to add work item tracking, administration, build and more.

To see the screenshots and read more details about the new features I recommend you read this posting by Brian Harry.

 

About wesmacdonald

Wes MacDonald is a Visual Studio ALM MVP, PSD, MCT and a Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a SharePoint Server, Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server Consulting Firm providing premium support and guidance services.

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