I started this series with a set of topics and broke the first one down into sub topics to cover the out-of-the-box experience in detail. With my last post, I covered the dashboards portion of the experience. Let’s look at the new SQL Reporting Services (SSRS/RS) reports written in Report Definition Language (RDL).
In TFS 2010, we are shipping 16 new SSRS reports in the Agile template and 15 new SSRS reports in CMMI template. First thing you’ll notice coming from TFS 2005/2008 is that we have report folders to organize these reports. Let’s start with the Stories Overview report under Project Management. Stories Overview is a great report where I can see work progress on user stories in context with test results and bugs.
A few sections to note on the new report format:
Let’s look at one more example, the Test Plan Progress report under Tests folder where I can look at the test plan progress over time. In this example, I see that we are not doing so well and have a good chunk of test cases that were never run. Over time, I want the green to go up in this report showing me that more test cases are passing.
These just a few examples showcasing the rich new reports we have shipping out-of-the-box in TFS 2010. Take a look at the other reports as well to see the insights we provide into your project.
In the next post I’ll cover one of the cool and handy new features for generating a report in Excel based on a work item query. If you have questions or feedback please leave me a comment or send me an email at sunder.raman at microsoft.com