Installing power tools kills explorer. Sometimes when I start up my computer Explorer crashes and restarts. Sometimes I boot with nothing but a black screen and a mouse pointer (no start menu, no nothing).
Uninstalling power tools fixes everything.
Based on other reviews, interference with explorer has been reported multiple times. I look forward to a fix so this package will be worth installing instead of being a huge waste of time.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT INSTALL TFS Power Tools if you often hibernate or sleep your computer. A few minutes after resuming your computer, TFS Power Tools will cause Windows Explorer to respond very slowly and often hang. Event Viewer will show hundreds of warnings and errors from TFSShellExt per minute since the time your computer was resumed. If you are quick enough you can open Task Manager and kill the TFS processes and wait a couple of minutes for Windows to return to normal, otherwise you'll have to restart your computer.
This problem has been discussed online and reported to the TFS Power Tools Team and still nothing has been done about it. Despite being a great tool otherwise, any productivity you would have gained by using it is voided by that nasty bug.
Whilst the functionality is useful, this plugin invariably causes Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) process to run at 100% CPU, effectively rendering the PC unusable until Explorer is killed. Whatever the problem, it needs to be fixed.
When I installed VS 2013 and did not find the clone build and wildcard find option I wasn't happy at all. These are nice little productivity tools. TFPT provides that and a lot of other work item modification capabilities. A must have for any TFS Admin!
I'd like to see more options to view fields with tfpt workitem.
Currently, one can use tfpt workitem <id>, but it outputs every single field and field value. if I'm interested in only certain fields in a list (not tabular) format, I would like to specify those to only have those reported.
For example, to list only titles:
tfpt workitem %id% /collection:%uri% /fields:title
To list attachments:
tfpt workitem %id% /collection:%uri% /attachments
or maybe: tfpt workitem /listattachments %id% /collection:%uri%
Is there a release date for this same set of tools for Visual Studio 2015... Specifically the windows Shell integration, this is a fabulous tool and would love to have it in Visual Studio 2015.
Hope it can resolve previously reported "Made my system unuseable after resuming windows" issue. The "Windows Shell Extension" feature makes explorer.exe to eat a lot of memory after resume from hibernation.
I know you are reading this board, but just in case you missed it: Any news about the VS2015 version?
VS2015 is unusable for us (in my company) without this plugin... not to pressure you... 8-D
Can you give us some notice that it's coming soon, please? 8-)
Are there plans to support Visual Studio 2015? We've been relying on the comment checkin policy for years. Without a version for VS 2015, I have to override the checkin policy on every checkin, which to say the least, is getting old. FWIW we're still stuck on TFS 2012. We may be moving to TFS 2015 later this year assuming it releases by then.
Kim Carlsen - I have the same issue as you: Win8.1 pro, both 2013 update 2 and I can't clone. However I have a co-worker who has the option visible he upgraded from his 8.0 and also has 2012 installed.
The clone build option is missing for me on Windows 8.1 pro with VS2013 Ultimate and Update 3. I have the command line option and the Builds panel in VS is docked. I have tried on Windows Server 2012 R2 as well and the option is missing.
At this point it looks like a bug with the extension no longer loaded in Visual Studio. :-(