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Order your VSTS Product Backlog based on the order within your Feature Backlog

I know, the title is crap but I just don’t know how to call it properly. Let me just give me the real life example. I have this pretty straightforward Product Backlog But I also have this feature hierarchy. Within the features I prioritize my Backlog items. The features also are ranked from most important to less […]

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Build fails when associating work items

Recently I ran into a strange problem. I modified a work item type definition and added a field. So far, so good. The field could be edited and everyone was happy. But after that, my build failed. As you may or may not know you can choose to associate work items during a check-in (read […]

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Making a Work Item Read Only when it has a certain state

I am busy at a customer with implementing some security rules on work items. As you might or moght not know the work item security is quite limited. My scenario is as follows: Only users in group XYZ kan make a state transition from [Draft] to [Approved] When the item is in the state [Approved] […]

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Bulk destroy Work Items from Team Foundation Server

WARNING: Destroy work items is a irreversible action so use with caution and at your own risk! Lately I am quire busy with all kinds of migration work to Team Foundation Server. This means a lot of testing, modifying and re-testing. Because the target Team Project has quite some modifications and custom work it is […]

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Printing work items with Team Foundation Server

With the introduction of TFS 2012 Web Access we lost the possibility to print work items from the web. The experience wasn’t great in the first place but now it disappeared. Also in Visual Studio we do not have great printing possibilities. For some teams this is a big issue. They like TFS but also […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 11 Sharing work the easy way

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 […]

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Use Advanced search when TFS does not find text in work items

Alert: Editing the TFS Collection database is tricky and should be done with extreme care!! Recently I migrated a whole bunch of work items from a StarTeam repository. To keep some of the initial history, I added a some summary in the description field of the work item. This looked something like this: Originally Created […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 4) – Sprint

This is the fourth part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your Product Backlog […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 3) – Sprint Planning

This is the third part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your Product Backlog […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 2) – Product Backlog Grooming

This is the second part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your Product Backlog […]

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