Announcing the availability of Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools

Announcing the availability of Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools

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Today we have released Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools

This release supports

  • Visual Studio 2013 RC
  • Team Foundation Server 2013 RC

To download this release please see:

- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools

- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Build Extensions

- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 MSSCCI Provider 32-bit

- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 MSSCCI Provider 64-bit

If you need previous versions of the power tools, you can go to the 2012 version on VS Gallery, or to the download center for version prior to 2012.

 

Features Included in this release:

Best Practices Analyzer

A diagnostic tool that you can use to perform the following actions:

Check-in policies

A Visual Studio add-in, located under the Team | Team Project Settings | Source Control menu. Adds several new checkin policies:

Process Template Editor

A Visual Studio add-in, located under the Tools menu. The Process Template Editor provides a graphical user interface for customizing work items (field, workflow and the form) and process templates.

Storyboard Shapes

This tool enables you to create shapes for the PowerPoint storyboarding add-in with custom resize logic.

Team Explorer Enhancements

This tool provides additional Visual Studio menu options and functions to support finding files under version control by status or wildcard, opening a folder using File Explorer from the Source Control Explorer context menu, and labeling files and folders in Source Control Explorer. 

Team Foundation Power Tool Command Line (tfpt.exe)

A companion tool to “tf.exe” that offers additional version control commands, work item tracking, and team project manipulation.

Test Attachment Cleaner

The execution of a Test Run (whether automated or manual) generates a bunch of diagnostic data, which may be captured either automatically by the system or manually by the tester.

Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

This tool provides a Windows PowerShell interface that supports basic version control commands and a pipeline and glue to enable scripting.

Windows Shell Extensions

This tool provides integration with Windows Explorer and the common file dialogs. With this integration, you can perform many source control operations without having to run Visual Studio or a Team Foundation command-line tool.

Work Item Templates

A plug-in to Visual Studio, this tool provides an add-in to the Team menu and a new section on the Work Items page in Team Explorer. Use this tool to create new work items with default values, or to easily apply values to existing work items.

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  • Thank you! So far TFS 2013 has been a giant leap in ALM but I needed the TFS power tools to continue validation

  • I noticed VS 2008 is not listed with the other products that require MSSCCI, despite previous comments from Brian Harry and other Microsoft folks that VS 2008 Team Explorer support would not be added with TFS 2013.  Has anyone tried this already?  Is there an update on whether or not VS/TE 2008 will work with TFS 2013, or if MSSCCI is required?

  • Seems to struggle with "Boolean" as the type on a field whereas importing via commandline causes no issue.  

  • Sorry for the second comment, just wanted to make sure I get a notification.  

  • Thanks Chuck! it's always my favorite tool!

  • Esta programa me gusta los recomienda.

  • I can't able to download a Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools :(

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