Enabling Feedback Requests, the Backlog and Sprint Planning Features in Team Foundation Server 2012

Enabling Feedback Requests, the Backlog and Sprint Planning Features in Team Foundation Server 2012

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During the Visual Studio 11 Beta I created the post Enabling Feedback Requests for Team Foundation Server showing you that you needed to enable alerts so “Request Feedback” would show up…

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In the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate an additional step is required to enable the Request and Manage Feedback and the Backlog and Sprint Planning Tools features are visible-giving users access.  

(For more information on the permission required please see: Compare Visual Studio 2012 editions and Bucks post: After upgrading: Updating licensing)

To do this: Set the Web Access Permissions in the Team Foundation Server Control Panel(see image below).

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Change the context from the Team Project to the Server.

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View the Web Access Permissions Tab and give the appropriate users to access to the Full view which includes access to the

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  • This was great info, wish it was easier to find in the first place. I added stories to the project backlog and  then couldn't figure out why they kept disappearing from my board. Now I now, and it's resolved.

  • I can not se the web access tab, I use TFS 2012 Express and I have full permissions.

    Is this feature hidden in the Express version?

  • @Jonny

    It's not hidden but you need special permissions to see it. I am uncertain exactly what permission you need but it may give you (and anyone else reading this) a hint...

  • Nice information. I was looking for it.

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