Team Foundation Server Power Tools December 2011

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Power Tools are a set of enhancements, tools and command-line utilities that increase productivity of Team Foundation Server scenarios.

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Visual Studio
2010
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7/9/2012
10.0.41206.0
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by Bobby Barry | March 18 2014

I just want to see other people's reviews and it is forcing me to rate the product first! I've not used the tool.

by DevDan2014 | February 17 2014

This solved my problem. If you are after enforcing code-commenting, then download and install this program.
Add the new "policy" that is now available in Source control and restart Visual Studio.
Users now have to enter comments.

by Indu Venu711 | August 08 2013

I am trying to install this , but it always gives me an error "Error : 1001"

Can someone please help.

by Ali.Alikhani | June 28 2013

by Nagsen Meshram | June 05 2013

tfpt.exe workitem /update doesn't work. Anyone knows whom to contact?

by Sergio Parra | April 27 2013

Great set of tools! It makes all easier!

by BasantP | November 15 2012

This is nice tool and make TFS funtions easier..

by BruceP | November 07 2012

by Fabiano Batista | August 07 2012

I tested the backup tool feature, and it worked perfectly. Very handy tool.

by 吴慧锋 | August 02 2012

dose not work in vs 2012 rc, work with vs 2010 but can not edit Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2.0 - Preview 4

by GanganapalliPavanKumar | July 01 2012

It is very nice being able to edit XAML within the build process templates. This should be a common tool within Visual Studio. Thanks for doing this.

by smartellie | June 20 2012

Don't know why I cannot view the 78 reviews that others have written. Microsoft - get with the "app" process - we all expect to see other reviews before we buy a product...

by Gerald Bauer | June 15 2012

It is nice being able to edit XAML within the build process templates. This should be a common tool within Visual Studio. Thanks for doing this.

by Mr. Wharty | June 08 2012

Another must have add-in

Great tools for TFS...

by verma.nitin | May 17 2012

by Arvin_DJ | May 12 2012

Had to wrestle a bit to make things work (Think Backup tool permissions!)

On the whole though a very powerful set of tools that should be part and parcel of Visual Studio.

Hoping VS 11 / TFS 11 includes all of these as from RTM.

by ezien | May 08 2012

by Brandon Williams | April 26 2012

Nice tools.

by MartinIs2Fast | April 14 2012

I see problems with Team Members and Cisco Webex Connect version 7.2.0.16843
I had to disable that feature (Team Members and Team Members Contact Synchronization)
Hope they fix it soon :(

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  • Custom Check-in Policy Hotfix?
    3 Posts | Last post September 21, 2011
    • As mentioned at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfspowertools/thread/114a6df7-0ac8-416c-9b55-262852d0fb23, it looks like the August 2011 edition of the TFS Power Tools has broken using custom check-in policies with the auto-install feature of the TFS Power Tools. I imagine this is going to affect many TFS Power Tool users. Any idea if an emergency hotfix will be released to address this issue?
    • Let me look into this today and I'll get back to you.
    • False alarm. Turns out my problem is not with the TFS Power Tools, but with my check-in policy DLL that I am creating.
  • Change log?
    2 Posts | Last post September 15, 2011
    • Is there any kind of change log other than the “Update!” on the description page? 
    • Agree. What's new would be very helpful!
  • "Find In Source Control by user" filter doesn't work
    5 Posts | Last post September 15, 2011
    • In this version when I use the search dialog "Find in Source Control" and look for a status "Display all checked out" it returns all the checked out files properly. Then if I'd like to limit be a user in "Display files checked out to" and enter a user name as appeared in the previous search then it always returnsa an emply list.
      We use TFS2010. Please advise how to troubleshoot it.
    • I have the same issue.  TFS Power Tools installed on client, Win XP SP3.  I search for files checked out to user that has files checked out and it doesn't find them. I have tried with and without entries in the WildCard field.
    • Same for me. This feature is the main reason I installed it. Windows 7 x64, VS2010.
    • You must include "domain name\user name" in the "Display files checked out to" text box.
    • "domain name\user name" did the trick.
      I wonder why you can use the only "user name" in Find Changeset then?
  • Can't Bulk Edit with latest download
    1 Posts | Last post September 14, 2011
    • I am unable to apply a template to a selected set of items within a query now.  Is there something that needs to be done specifically?
      
      Here is what I did:
      1. Write a query (not saved) to return all the bugs
      2. Right click and capture a template (named it, selected fields, etc)
      3. Selected items in the query
      
      I cannot apply by right-clicking on the template, nor on the query.  Apply Default is also not enabled, even though I set the tempalte I created to the default one.
      
      When I create a new item, it appears to use the template.  Anyone have any ideas what the problem could be?
      
      Thanks,
      John
  • Recovery to new hardware
    1 Posts | Last post September 13, 2011
    • SX7
      Has anyone successfully recovered team foundation server 2010 and windows sharepoint services to new hardware. I have tried it using this tool and manually using http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404869%28v=VS.100%29.aspx and got nowhere.
      If anyone has some step by step documentation that works, please could they point me in the right direction.
  • Out-Of-Date status for explorer integration?
    1 Posts | Last post September 13, 2011
    • Sorry if already discussed (there does not seem to be a discussion search), but would be very handy to include "out-of-date" as an overlay in explorer.  Then once it's added, the next really handy feature is a configurable "refresh" period, or at minimum a hot-key association to the refresh submenu option.  Having to drill up to the parent folder, right-click TFS | Refresh gets real tedius.  
      Thanks
  • Backup wizard now valid for Disaster Recovery?
    1 Posts | Last post August 31, 2011
    • Hi,
      
      As others we found out that the older versions of TFSPT had some issues that in praxis meant that the backup wizard couldn't be used for backups that must support a DR *.
      
      I see from description that, with this august drop, using the TFSPT backup wizard is all I need for complete backup? So in case of DR I will be able to restore on new hardware etc?
      
      Of course this has to be tried out, but I'd like a comment from the authors too because this "new" behaviour is not marked as "new" in the description.
      
      *)
      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsadmin/thread/1924eb14-3374-4584-aedc-40c0aee5da46
      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfspowertools/thread/1d730cff-23fb-416b-87b2-73a349664c6e
      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/09/29/known-issues-with-the-backup-restore-power-tool.aspx
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404869.aspx
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253151.aspx
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253070.aspx
      
      -- 
      Werner
      
  • Feature Request - in search, pull up work item by id
    1 Posts | Last post August 30, 2011
    • I'm glad that search has been added. I'd like to see the ability to type in a work item id in the search box and have it go straight to the work item. Much like this extension: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3f31bfff-5ecb-4e05-8356-04815851b8e7.
      
      Thanks!
  • Search for work items
    1 Posts | Last post August 26, 2011
    • I like this feature, but which fields are used by the search and can i add new fields to the query?
  • BSOD After Install
    1 Posts | Last post August 25, 2011
    • Has anyone been experiencing the blue screen of death after installing 10.0.40818.0 on Windows 7 x64? They occur several times a day.
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