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  • Blog Post: TFS/Agile PM: Configuring so your tasks are estimated in story points

    I’ve had a few people ask: “What if I estimate my tasks in something other than hours, like ideal days or story points?” The truth of the matter is, the ��Remaining Work” field on the Task work item is just a dumb integer. You can enter anything you like in it. The only thing that even references what...
  • Blog Post: Work Item Tracking Custom Controls

      (Many thanks to Hayder Casey, who provided this great write-up on work item tracking custom controls. He’s a developer who works on the TFS Work Item Tracking team with me. Thanks Hayder!) Custom Controls provide a mechanism to extend the work item form to include user developed controls. It enables...
  • Blog Post: Controlling which link types are displayed on a work item form

    In 2005 and 2008 versions of TFS, the work item links control that displayed the links always showed all the links. For TFS 2010, we made a design decision based on the fact that whoever is designing a work item form, may want to display certain link types separately from other link types. For example...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 – Customizing Work Item Link Types

    (This is a re-post of information from the now deprecated blog: “ Teams WIT Tools ”) (3/2/2010: Updated post. Corrected picture for “Dependency” link type) With TFS 2010, you can define multiple work item link types. This allows for you to customize link types to match your processes. This blog post...
  • Blog Post: Names changed for core WIT fields, and implications thereof

    In work item tracking, there are several system fields that always exist in every work item type. These fields have both a reference name and a friendly name. The friendly name for some core fields have changed. They are: Reference Name Old Friendly Name New Friendly Name What...
  • Blog Post: Resolving bugs using 2005/2008 clients on TFS 2010 RC

    There is an issue where 2005/2008 clients connecting to a TFS 2010 RC server, with team projects created by RC versions of MSF Agile / CMMI process templates will encounter an error when resolving bugs. But there is a work around! First, the error . If, when in the above situation, you attempt to resolve...
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