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In Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 you have a number of tools to perform some familiar tasks as well as excercise new tasks. In some cases, you can only exercise some features from a single interface. In others, you can choose from several Team Foundation clients. In this post, we provide a roadmap for you to choose the best tool for your task.
With the introduction of the Agile planning tools, you can plan, manage, and review up-to-the-minute progress using Team Web Access. To bulk modify many work items - to change assignments, priorities, or other fields, Excel remains one of the best tools for the job.
All five Team Foundation clients in the following table connect to Team Foundation Server. Only Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project allow you to work offline.
Create and groom the backlog (5)
Plan a sprint (5)
Create and update test cases (6)
Bug triage/reprioritize work items
Bulk add work items
Bulk modify work items
Bulk modify hierarchical links
Add formulas to worksheets
You and your team can collaborate more effectively by engaging stakeholders to provide feedback and team members to review your code. Team Foundation captures all requests and responses as work items. With PowerPoint Storyboarding you can quickly illustrate
Sometimes you just want a quick glance to see how things are progressing and other times you want to drill-down to explore details or present a status, progress, or trend report to your leadership team.
Team Web Access provides a lightweight dashboard that reflects updates made to work items as they happen. Excel and Report Manager provide support for drilling down and presenting the level of data and detail that you want.
Progress on user stories and requirements
What does "blank" mean in those tables?
Excellent! I was just thinking about this topic and was considering doing the same analysis to present to my stakeholders. Thanks for doing a better job than I could have!
A "blank" means that it is not applicable or does not support the task.