In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools.
Some features are available as a Powertool. These can be downloaded from here
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 1 Annotate
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 2 Work Item State Diagrams
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 3 Editing multiple work items at the same time (Bulk Edit)
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 4 Finding status in Source Control
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 5 Handling alerts and notifications
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 6 Managing workspaces in TFS with Workspace templates
- Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 7 Searching and Finding Work Items in Team Foundation Server
- Hidden Gems in TFS 2012–Part 8 Related Work Items in a Build Report
- Hidden Gems in TFS 2012–Part 9 Image compare in TFS Version Control
- Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 10 Editing multiple work items at the same time (Bulk Edit) Updated for TFS 2012
- Hidden Gems in TFS-Part 11 Sharing work the easy way
In this part……a hidden gem that I did not write myself but one that was written by my friend and colleague Jasper Gilhuis.
Link to a versioned Item
This post is and addition to René van Osnabrugge’s great series of Hidden Gems in TFS. An overview of these Gems can be found at his blog “The Road to ALM” here: https://osnabrugge.wordpress.com/category/guidance/hidden-gems/
Just last week he showed me something that made me smile. His first response was “this has been around since… (I think we mentioned TFS 2005!!)
So what was it? We were talking on our Product Backlog, when he asked “Didn’t you create a document for that?” I replied “Yes I did!, it’s in source control, the path is in the workitem description”, something like $Team ProjectFolderFolderDocument.docx.
He looked at me quite surprised and said “Did you know you can link to a Version Controled Item if you want?!”
I thought it was worth a little post 🙂
Guess I will link to Version Controlled Item from now!