Senior Service Engineer, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Service
Both TFS2008 and TFS2010 allow users to create subscriptions to events. These can be Work Item events, CheckIn events and others. They are created via the ‘Project Alerts’ option in Team Explorer or Web Access, or the ‘Alerts’ feature in the Team Foundation Power Tools. An administrator can also run bissubscribe.exe on the Application Tier to setup web service/SOAP subscriptions.
A few people have asked me what happens to subscriptions when a server is upgraded from TFS2008 to TFS2010, so here’s how it works:
This is the scenario that you detach a TPC from one instance and attach it to another instance