Great Tool Indeed, Use it very often and its making my day to day task easier saving lots of time, well one suggestion I would like to give is tfpt getcs <changeset> command, pl. add one more functionality to that is to get the files to a different folder specified rather than to the workspace which is mapped to
Have you installed Visual Studio on this machine? The Power Tools contain server and client components. If the Visual Studio 2012 client is not installed, the client components will not be available to you.
This is fixed in QU3. In QU2 if customers have a misconfigured Reporting Services instance, the WMI call throws an exception and the Scheduled Backups wizard fails to start. QU3 has just been released and has this fixed.
Apparently something is wrong with the version detection on this package. I have vs 2012 web express edition and applied update 1 all on a newly configured machine. A prerequisites page comes up indicating that virtually all the features require "Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012". I have seen no mention of the power tools requiring the pro edition so I can only assume the detection criteria within the msi are incorrect?
Hello, I have a request related to the Work Item Query checkin policy. We are using this to control the approval of work for different branches based on target release and other criteria, and also as a gatekeeper for the CAB approval for specific work items to go into a maintenance release (we allow only specific work item ID's in that branch). Because of this and because our releases are often shifting from one state to the next and therefore needing to use different queries, it is important that the query being used is refreshed in the client before being matched against the check-in. If not, then the query used by the check-in may be too restrictive in some case or not restrictive enough in other cases. Developers have to then manually refresh Team Explorer or restart Visual Studio to get their changes checked in.
I would therefore like to request an enhancement to TFS Power Tools to automatically refresh the client query (or if you can ask if it needs refreshing, then refresh only if needed) at the beginning of the policy execution. Since we currently have a mixed environment of TFS 2010 and TFS 2012 and are currently evaluating TFS 2013, I would like to see if this can be implemented across all versions. Thank you for your consideration.
We're interested in distributing the Windows Explorer Extensions among several developers and analysts within our organization, but would rather not have the entire Power Tools toolset available to them. Is it possible to get it as a standalone install?
I have tried installing this tool on VS 2012 Premium but after successful installation, Power tools are not visible via Visual Studio.
I cannot see Process editor and other options in Visual Studio. Please help.
I open process template successfully. But when i try to open Type Definitions\Bug, Visual Studio crashes and says not responding. Is there any log file that Power Tools write? How can i find the error?
I have our team setup to grab a work item task template from a shared directory; however, additional work items are usually created within an already existing work item - a User Story or Bug.
For example: A Bug is created from a template (accessed under New Work Item --> New Work Item from Template). To quickly add additional tasks to the Bug I want to click ALL LINKS --> New from within the Bug. Using this process will create a work item but I cannot choose a template.
I've been using Power Tools forever, and for some reason today when I open Global List from server I get a list of builds for each TFS project, and when expanded I see the builds.
No global lists to be found, but they are working fine.
What the heck?
I wiped my TFS & VS caches, ran update 4 for VS 2012, uninstalled Powertools and downloaded & installed latest, rebooted, same thing.
Any idea why I am seeing builds instead of the Global Lists (or more precisely, why I can't see my other lists)?
I am a TFS admin.
I want to search all the files (across all project teams) in Source Control for a particular string (ie: a table name). I have the Power Tool installed and when I use the Find in Source Control function it searches through my local drive and not in Source Control. How do I set it to look in Source Control?
Thank you for the info.