Buck Hodges

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  • Blog Post: Sorting by multiple columns in work item tracking

    Recently I was showing someone the results of a bug query and sorting by more than one column in work item tracking in Team Explorer. When the person said he didn't realize that feature existed, I decided it would be worth posting. This also works in Team System Web Access. To sort by more the one...
  • Blog Post: TSWA tip: How to use the new TSWA template URL feature (initial value URL)

    One of the new features we've added to TSWA for the SP1 release is the ability to create URLs that are effectively work item templates by virtue of the fact that they have the values for the work items embedded in the URL itself. Since constructing these URLs manually is really painful, we have an...
  • Blog Post: TSWA: Providing multiple languages in a single installation

    Ed Blankenship asked a question recently regarding having multiple languages supported by the same TSWA instance. Hakan provided the answer, and both of them blogged it. Hakan Eskici : Serving all languages of TSWA from a single server Ed Squared - Multiple Localized Team System Web Access Sites Please...
  • Blog Post: TSWA tip: Copy a bug to quickly file a new bug in an area related to the original

    Like Team Explorer, Team System Web Access does not support work item templates yet (though you can get a power tool work item template add-in for Team Explorer 2005 -- look for power tools for TFS 2008 in December). However, you can use the "Create Copy of Work Item" feature to copy a work item that...
  • Blog Post: TSWA tip: Send an email with a work item or query results

    Let's say you're going through your bugs and want to ask someone a question about one of them. You can use Team System Web Access to send that person an email containing all of the work item's information and a link to it. To email a work item, open the work item in TSWA. Go to the Tools menu shown below...
  • Blog Post: TSWA tip: Search bugs and reports

    [Update 10/6/2008] In addition to the default search behavior described below, TSWA 2008 SP1 adds Outlook-style search capability, which is described here . Have you ever wanted a quick way to find the bugs containing some word? Team System Web Access comes to your rescue. In the upper left corner...
  • Blog Post: TSWA tip: Bulk edit

    Sara Ford has a Visual Studio Tip of the Day series going. I thought I'd publish some tips on using Team System Web Access, and this is the first. I don't think I'll be able to do a tip per day. Calling it a "TSWA tip a few times a week" just doesn't sound that great. So I'll just leave it as TSWA Tips...
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