My favorite TFS tools and links

I use TFS for a number of years now and I have a few tools and links that I always take with me.

Let me share them with you

Team Foundation SideKicks by Attrice

http://www.attrice.info/cm/tfs/

This tools has some great features for doing administration tasks in TFS. Looking at checked out files, workspaces or doing code reviews. Great Tool !

Import/Export Areas and Iterations tool by Neno Loje

http://msmvps.com/blogs/vstsblog/archive/2010/07/08/updated-area-import-export-tool-for-tfs-2010.aspx

This tool allows you to import and export all areas and iterations in a Team Project. When doing migrations this tool is priceless! Thanks Neno!

Import/Export Work Item Queries

http://wiqadmin.codeplex.com/

This tool allows you to export all Work Item Queries and folders and reimport them in another Team Project. Again when doing migrations or movements this tool is a must!

Report Explorer

http://rssexplorer.codeplex.com/

If you use a lot of reports it is sometimes useful to download multiple reports at once. This tool allows you to do this. Last time I looked it could not handle subfolders but this can easily be fixed in the code that you can download from codeplex as well.

TFS Administration Tool

http://tfsadmin.codeplex.com/

This tool allows you to easily set permissions on TFS, SharePoint and Report Server all at once. This is very useful for administrators

TFS API Series by Shai Raiten

http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/shair/archive/tags/TFS+API/default.aspx

This great blog of Shai Raiten has code examples and downloadable samples for a lot of different TFS API subjects. Work Items, Test Cases, Builds all can be programmatically accessed and Shai describes it.

TFS Build Customization by Ewald Hofman

http://www.ewaldhofman.nl/?tag=/build+2010+customization

Ewald describes the most relevant aspects of customizing TFS Builds. This is a must read for anybody who wants to customize the TFS 2010 build processes!

Of course there are some great tools in Visual Studio as well. The most important one

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