Team Rooms for Visual Studio 2013


Access team rooms inside Visual Studio.

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by Michael Norgren | April 08 2015

Anticipating a stable release. This will be a great extension to VS. Version 1.3.1 does not work for me, but I will be checking back for new releases.

by FishSt1ck | April 02 2015

Installed it for the nice sounding features but can't get it to work.

* Get an error when opening the team room
* Get an error when its trying to load the chat
* VS2013 crashed when trying to open it

I'll try it again when it's more stable, it's currently unusable

by Jeff Croston(CUnet) | January 13 2015

We are running an on-premises instance of TFS and I get an error when loading chats. It will post to the room but will not read. Should be very cool once it works for me.

by Wim_H | January 09 2015

1.3.1 Does not work and throws an exception when loading the chats. It's unusable in its current state.

by Darryl D Taylor | January 02 2015

I just installed the older version (1.2) and the chat works fine. But it crashes Visual Studio 2013 when the pop-up notification runs. I'm still giving you guys 5 stars because this is going to be awesome once it becomes stable.

by Jeremy Noble | July 23 2014

Exactly what I was looking for! Using for a couple of hours and working well...

by Dr AlexK | March 30 2014

Awesome, just what should be in VS 2013! Notifications!

by Srikanth Sakhamuri | February 17 2014

This is awesome, where I can have my chat windows in different screens helps me to focus on my stuff and see who is available.

by Christian Kittel | February 10 2014

Nice Extension for VS 2013 :-)

But i think the extension sometimes has problems with Dns-Aliases. Also the tray-notification does not work when someone mentions me :-(

by INIM'' | February 09 2014

Excellent, i really love Team Rooms Extension.
There is only a stuff that i hate about it, the white border also in dark theme.. Is possible to solve it ? thanks.

by felickz | January 10 2014

excellent, how did TFS team get away with not implementing this?

by codepic | January 03 2014

This is really good. As it's always a bad thing for productivity the more you need to switch between applications. However, could we have direct linking to tasks? Visual Studio Online supports linking to tasks with a hash tag. So, let's say you want to ask someone to help with task ID 1160, you'd simply type #1160 in your message and the room would get a link to the task.

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora January 05 2014
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Thanks for your feedback! We know this limitation and it is in our backlog. We will pick this up as soon after our upcoming version(1.2.6) is live. Stay tuned.

by Jan Lesage | December 19 2013

I like this extension because it enables me to stay inside my IDE. I did find a small bug I believe, after you create a task for example then on the web interface it shows Task #x however in the Team Rooms extension, this gets shown as Changeset #x

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora January 05 2014
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Thank you Jan for your feedback. The functionality mentioned by you is not implemented in to the extension yet. We are currently working on next version of extension and unfortunately our backlog is full. We will pick this up as soon as our development for upcoming version is complete. Thank you for your understanding.

by enmosarge | November 07 2013

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora November 07 2013
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Thank you! We really appreciate your feedback :-)

by sko | October 29 2013

Sounds very good! But for me the list of available rooms is always empty. do miss something?

It seems like Raymond is right. I deleted all other rooms :) Now it works perfect. Thanks

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora October 29 2013
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Thank you for confirming sko. We are continuing to investigate this. I am glad Raymonds proposed work around has resolved this for you. We are targeting to get a fix for this issue. We'll keep you posted.

by Raymond Hartog | October 29 2013

This is a great new feature for Visual Studio! I had the same issue; empty available rooms.
I figured out that you have to be member of all teams. After adding me to all teams, the available rooms is filled
A strange behavior pops-up if you remove yourself from one of the teams. The list will be partly populated.

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora October 29 2013
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Thank you Raymond, you are a gem! Thank you for posting this work around. We are investigating this issue and are targeting to get to the bottom of this issue at the earliest.

by Logu Krishnan | October 23 2013

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora October 28 2013
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Thank you!

by Mr Mark__C | October 23 2013

Great work, can you please also add functionality to tag people, such as @name?

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora October 28 2013
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Thanks Mark! We are hard at work on this and a few more features...

by Anuradha Khanduja | October 23 2013

5 stars, i didn't use web based team rooms because as a developer i spend maximum time in visual studio. I love this extension, it makes collaborating with my team over team rooms possible from within visual studio. Kudos!

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora October 28 2013
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Thanks Anuradha. Delighted to know the extension is proving useful to you.

by Liang Zhu (MSFT) | October 15 2013

This is cool, I'm still struggling to figure out how to get the tray notification work but yes it does what I want to have in VS -- receiving messages from team room and

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora October 16 2013
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Thanks for the great feedback Liang! We are delighted you like the extension, we will be making some more improvements to it. Currently extension alerts (tray notification) will only pop up when a user joins the room.

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  • TFS2012?
    1 Posts | Last post April 09, 2015
    • Dear all,
      does "Team Rooms" work with TFS2012?
      We are using VS2013 Update 4 and TFS2012 but it doesn't work :(
      Thanks for your answers!
  • Blank "Team Rooms" Tab
    2 Posts | Last post March 14, 2015
    • I installed 1.3.1, got the same error as sheitman, below.  Uninstalled 1.3.1 and then installed 1.2.9 and see the Available Rooms listed in Team Explorer but when I launch any of them, it opens a blank "Team Rooms" tab. Using VS Premium 2013, Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    • Hi Utkarsh,
      I ran into the same issue as PaulMc10. Are you planning to release an updated version of the extension anytime soon? It would be an excellent extension for teams. 
  • 1.3.1 throws exceptions for me
    9 Posts | Last post February 05, 2015
    • after the update to version 1.3.1 I can't use it anymore. every time I enter a team room, when it is loading the messages, I get the following exception (please note everything worked before, I have a german version of tfs 2013 and vs 2013 ultimate in english however)
      An exception has been passed to SmartAssembly.ReportException
      An exception has been passed to SmartAssembly.ReportException.
      However, this assembly has not yet been processed by SmartAssembly.
      Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.WebApi.VssServiceResponseException: TF401169: Momentan wird nur die Abfragezeichenfolge '$filter=' unterstützt ---> System.ArgumentException: TF401169: Momentan wird nur die Abfragezeichenfolge '$filter=' unterstützt
         --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.WebApi.VssHttpClientBase.HandleResponse(HttpResponseMessage response)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.WebApi.VssHttpClientBase.<SendAsync>d__a.MoveNext()
      Rough translation of the error is "at the moment only the query string '$filter=' is supported"
    • Sorry to hear that! I will take a look as soon as possible. We are aligning our codebase to the API changes so there must be some issue covering all the scenarios. Thanks for reporting.
    • Further, if you need v1.2.9, I can send it to you privately till I investigate the issue you have reported.
    • Good idea. Perhaps you can upload it somewhere like OneDrive so that other people could also "downgrade" until a fixed version is released :)
    • We're also encountering this issue - would you be able to provide a private link to the previous versions which didn't encounter this exception to me too?
    • Hi Utkarsh, could you please let me know when you have a fix for this problem. Thank you
    • Hi Utkarsh, could I also get the v1.2.9 version if you haven't had a chance to fix the issue?  The feature is cool and I would like to have our teams start using it on a daily basis.
    • Hello everyone, sorry for the delay. Please download the v1.2.9 from here. Let me know if it fixes the issues for you.
    • I am receiving the same error as the original poster.  I tried 1.2.9 above, and it works until you enable the toast notifications.  Interacting with the toast notifications in anyway crashes VS.  Are there any updates on a fix for the original issue?
  • 1.3.1 Issue
    1 Posts | Last post January 09, 2015
    • Same issue as has been reported by Sheitman & PaulMc.
      Using VS Premium 2013 Update 3.
      Any update on this issue? Do you actually test this before shipping it?
  • Kaspersky reports a trojan
    4 Posts | Last post November 05, 2014
    • Hi,
      I think this extension is just what I was looking for. However, after installation Kaspersky reports a Trojan (Trojan.MSIL.Cryptos.mme) in the TeamRooms.Package.dll
      Any thoughts on that?
    • Utkarsh/Tarun,
      This seems great, I will further look into it and review as well.
      FYI since the product images are on SkyDrive, they might be available from some corporate intranets as it is blocked by proxy.
    • Also I meant to ask if we did have a follow up on this Trojan report mentioned by Bart. Was this resolved/dismissed?
    • Hi Clementino/Bart, thanks for the feedback. I will see if I can host it in a better place. We have scanned our assemblies using many antivirus softwares but kaspersky, but may be it was reported as a trojan because the assemblies are obfuscated. Do you still see the issue?
  • Hide Offline Users?
    1 Posts | Last post June 24, 2014
    • Can you somehow hide offline users?
      Also, it would be nice if the 'trends' and 'user' pane were gridsplit so you can scale them independently.  Currently we have no trends and it's occupying a lot of screen real estate.
  • High CPU Usage on TFS server
    2 Posts | Last post June 19, 2014
    • Extension is making my TFS server CPU get very busy all the time. I removed extension and CPU is back to normal. Is it making calls to the server all the time? any idea?
    • I am using VS2013 update 2 and TFS2013 update 2 running on Azure VM, using HTTPs.
  • Failure in SmartAssembly
    10 Posts | Last post May 20, 2014
    • After restarting VS2013 (following loading this extension)
      I get System Exception: Received unexpected HTTP status
      The response was 200
      at JoinUserToRoom
      Note: I am using corp identity not
    • Hi Marc, Yes, we observed it too. I think the product team has made some changes to the API which is causing the issue. We are currently investigating. We will publish the fix hopefully at the earliest.
    • Hi Marc, This is fixed in the latest version. However, please note that, we have received an update from MS product team that they are making changes to the API. Hence there is huge chance that extension might break at few more places in the coming future. Please let us know if you encounter any issues.
    • i still have that error , it's now 25th of march which means im downloading the latest version , please help
    • I got same error. I downloaded the extension today.
    • I have only just installed the extension, and I have received a similar error message.  In this one, the response status was: 204.  Indeed, a quick look at fiddler and there is no content in the return message.  Let me know if there is a dump or exception report somewhere I can send you.
    • Same error here :-(
    • Any updates on  a fix? Seems like a fantastic extension.
    • Hello All, thanks for your questions and feedback. Apparently Microsoft has not made the API public and we are waiting for the API's to be made public. Only when it is done, we can actually fix these issues as any fix we make might not work. Please bear with us.
    • Hi all, latest version fixes this issue. Please update and let us know.
  • Whats New
    2 Posts | Last post May 20, 2014
    • Can you include what is new in each release?
    • Hi Mike, Just updated it. Please check here.
  • Wrong text on work item events
    1 Posts | Last post May 15, 2014
    • In case of a work item event the text displayed in the team room is: "Changeset 123 title" instead of "Task 123 title"
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