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We've just released a new version of the TFS Power Tools. This new Power Tool release will work only with the VS/Team Explorer 2008 client (but against either a TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 server). If you haven't taken the time to upgrade yet, I highly recommend it - you are missing out on lots of great new value we are delivering.
Although this release is not quite as big as the record setting December '07 Power Tools release, it's packed with great stuff. It's got something for almost everyone but the largest portion will probably be most useful to TFS administrators. We know TFS administrators have been hurting and we are working hard to make their lives easy.
There are actually 2 downloads for this Power Tools release. You can read below for details as to why.
TFS 2008 March '08 Power Tools
64-bit TFS 2008 Sharepoint extensions installer
In addition to the new features listed, we have fixed quite a few Power Tools bugs. I don't have a complete list to share but I'm told there are some very important fixes that you will want if you use the Power Tools. The new features include:
That's it but as you can see it's a long list and it's got something for almost everyone. I really hope you enjoy it and, as always, please send me any feedback you have. We are committed to continuing to deliver high demand improvements at every opportunity. I mentioned TFS 2008 SP1 in this post briefly. As I said, I'll be blogging about it soon and I really can't wait. The list of improvements is HUGE - probably twice the size of this list. Add that to the new version of Team System Web Access that's being previewed now (see my earlier post) and it's an exciting time for VSTS 2008 users.