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Based on popular demand, the Visual Studio ALM Rangers have restarted a list of cool, productive and recommended community widgets for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
The listed widgets are either free or available on trial.
The list on aka.ms/widgets will be updated monthly.
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Categories: Admin, Agile Planning, Azure, Build and Continuous Integration, Coding, Feedback, Migration, Productivity, Source Control, Teams, Testing and Other
Team Foundation Sidekicks
Team Foundation Sidekicks is a suite of tools for Microsoft Team Foundation Server administrators.
TFS Administration Tool
The TFS Administration Tool allows TFS administrators to manage user permissions on TFS, SharePoint and Reporting Services
TFS Administrators Toolkit for VS 2013
A collection of tools to assist the TFS Administrator
TFS Event Manager
Allows you to manage Team Foundation Server event subscriptions as well as help troubleshoot event job processing.
TFS Power Tools
Power Tools are a set of enhancements, tools, and command-line utilities that increase productivity of Team Foundation Server scenarios
TFS 2010 TFS 2012 TFS 2013
TFS Storage Explorer
Allows browsing the Team Foundation Server (non-version control) storage for TFS 2013 or above.
TFS Team Project Manager
Automates various tasks across Team Projects in Team Foundation Server.
Associate Recent Work Items
Visual Studio Extension that allows you to easily associate changeset with your recent work items
Flight Plan Board
An innovative visualisation project, part of the ALM Rangers Community and their continuous visualisation and technology research and collaboration initiative.
Task Card Creator
Small tool for printing task cards used for a Scrum board. Your Scrum board will be looking impressive.
VSTS Quality Tools
Test Scribe is a documentation power tool designed to construct documents directly from the TFS for test plan and test run artefacts for the purpose of discussion, reporting etc..
TFS 2013 Merge Work Items Event Handler
TFS Server Plugin that automatically associate merged changesets with the associate work items from the merged branches
Server side plugin for TFS that enables dynamic calculation of field values in TFS. (For example: Dev work + Test Work = Total Work).
TFS Kanban Tabular Model
report on Kanban data through Excel Services or Power View and makes the data accessible outside of Team Foundation Server.
TFS Work Item Manager and TFS Project Dashboard
Work item and Project Management Dashboard
TFS Workbench is a rich desktop UI providing access to your Team Foundation Server Projects for primarily managing work items
Work Item Field History
Audits a specific field of a work item, showing only the revisions in which its value has changed.
Work Item Glass
Work Item Glass is an alternate client for Team Foundation Server whose target audience consists of those team members not in a traditional Developer role such .
Community TFS Build Extensions
Build and Continuous Integration
The Community TFS Build Extensions is a collection of workflow activities, build process template files, PowerShell scripts and tools for Team Foundation Build provided by the community.
TFS Work Item Morphing
Purpose of this tool is to perform “In Place Conversion” of data from one format to another.
Visual Studio ALM Rangers My History Team Explorer Extension
TFS Board Enhancer
Adds features to TFS existing task board and kanban board that can be used on a day by day basis making it use easier.
Compare and merge differing files and folders. Ships both as a standalone file diff tool and a Visual Studio extension.
TFS Branch Tool
Tool to automate branching task in the ALM Rangers branching guidance
TFS Workspaces Cleaner
Deletes Team Foundation Server workspaces that have not been accessed in a number of days, along with their files locally on disk.
TFS Team Rooms
Tarun Arora Utkarsh Shigihalli
Access team rooms inside Visual Studio.
TFS Team Tool
Command line utility to manage TFS Teams
Test Case Import Utility
Test Case Migrator Plus tool allows test related artefacts, present in Excel and MHT/Word formats, to be imported into Team Foundation Server.
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Thanks compiling and maintaining this list Willy!
It's a team effort Chuck :) The list on aka.ms/widgets should grow rapidly as there are lots of "cool" community solutions out there!
Don't forget if you are looking for Test tools you can find a similar list here:
@Chuck, thanks for the pointer! I added an "other lists" category on http://aka.ms/widgets to loop in these other great lists.
I humbly suggest including my TFS test Steps Editor - teststepseditor.codeplex.com