Tag Archives: Work Items

Top 10 of things every TFS Administrator should do

I spent a fair amount of time on different social media channels like Twitter (@renevo)and LinkedIn and I noticed an interesting thing. Every time someone posts a Top 10 of things or tips it receives a lot of positive comments. It is a fact. People like lists and I tend to think that technical people […]

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Deleting (or destroying) a Global List with the TFS API

One of the most used features in TFS Work Items are Global Lists. We use global lists very frequently because it save a lot of time in maintaining list data amongst different Team Projects. What we also do very often is adding and removing items to and from a global list. This article from Shai […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS 2012–Part 8 Related Work Items in a Build Report

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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Changing the Available work Items in Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012 drastically changed the Team Explorer. Not only the UI Changed a lot. Also the way of working within Team Explorer changed. Team Explorer now has the notion of a “My Work” tab, that displays all relevant information to you. It displays In progress Work Items, Available Work Items, Allows you to Request […]

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What If…You delete a work item field ?

Recently I was doing some work on Work Items. I had to remove a field from a Work Item and wondered what would happen with History etc.. In this blog post I describe the things that happen if you delete a field from a Work Item Type Definition. For this post I added a Field […]

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Where to store my documents in TFS

As a Team Foundation Server user you have several possibilities to store your documents. Multiple options are always nice but it is also confusing if you do not exactly know what to do. As a result of this, I often hear the same question. Where to store my documents ? Let me start with listing […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 7 Searching and Finding Work Items in Team Foundation Server

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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TFS API – WorkItemStore is null and throws NullReferenceException

In the last weeks I wrote a migration tool to migrate test cases from Rally to Team Foundation Server. This tool is deployed to a server and runs as a Windows Service. After I made a small update to this tool suddenly my tool stopped working. My log file gave me the following error: Error […]

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Distributing Work Items Queries to others via mail

When working with work items, sometimes it is useful to send the results of a work item query to other people. Even people from outside of your development team. For example the customer wants to know the status of his bugs and does not have access to your systems. In this case you can use […]

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