Everything you want to know about Visual Studio ALM and Farming
Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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Our user education (documentation) team recently changed the tooling and process for tracking documentation reviews. They have a fairly daunting requirement to track reviews of hundreds of topics by dozens of people against a rigorous schedule. We used to have a purpose build documentation review tool but no one ever liked it. They recently moved to a TFS/Sharepoint based solution for it. The results from the first round have been pretty promising and I thought I'd just pass it on as a creative way to think about using TFS to track a complex process.
Here's look at what the custom work item form looks like:
And here are some of the reports they can produce off of it:
Just thought I'd share it because it struck me as a good example of a way to customize TFS to the needs of a specific process.