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Based on popular demand, we have restarted a list of cool, productive and recommended community widgets for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server recommended by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers.

  • The listed widgets are either free or available on trial.
  • The list will be updated monthly.
  • Last update: 2014-07-21 21:07 PDT

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Categories: Admin, Agile Planning, Azure, Build and Continuous Integration, Coding, Feedback, Migration, Productivity, Source Control, Teams, Testing and Other.

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Administration

Team Foundation Sidekicks

Attrice Corporation

Free

Team Foundation Sidekicks is a suite of tools for Microsoft Team Foundation Server administrators.

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Administration

TFS Administration Tool

Community

Free

The TFS Administration Tool allows Team Foundation Server administrators to manage user permissions on TFS, SharePoint and Reporting Services

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Administration

TFS Administrators Toolkit for VS 2013

Mattias Sköld

Free

A collection of tools to assist the TFS Administrator

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Administration

TFS Event Manager

Jelle Druyts

Free

Allows you to manage Team Foundation Server event subscriptions as well as help troubleshoot event job processing.

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Administration

TFS Power Tools

Microsoft

Free

Power Tools are a set of enhancements, tools, and command-line utilities that increase productivity of Team Foundation Server scenarios

Administration

TFS Storage Explorer

Jelle Druyts

Free

Allows browsing the Team Foundation Server (non-version control) storage for TFS 2013 or above.

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Administration

TFS Team Project Manager

Jelle Druyts

Free

Automates various tasks across Team Projects in Team Foundation Server.

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Agile Planning

Associate Recent Work Items

Jakob Ehn

Free

Visual Studio Extension that allows you to easily associate changeset with your recent work items

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Agile Planning

Flight Plan Board

Robert MacLean

Free

An innovative visualisation project, part of the ALM Rangers Community and their continuous visualisation and technology research and collaboration initiative.

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Agile Planning

Task Card Creator

Community

Free

Small tool for printing task cards used for a Scrum board. Your Scrum board will be looking impressive.

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Agile Planning

Test Scribe

VSTS Quality Tools

Free

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..

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Agile Planning

TFS 2013 Merge Work Items Event Handler

Jakob Ehn

Free

TFS Server Plugin that automatically associate merged changesets with the associate work items from the merged branches

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Agile Planning

TFS Aggregator

Community

Free

Server side plugin for TFS that enables dynamic calculation of field values in TFS. (For example: Dev work + Test Work = Total Work).

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Agile Planning

TFS Agile Poker

Mike Douglas

Free

TFS Agile Poker is a free cross platform tool for distributed and co-located teams to point your Team Foundation Server backlog.

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Agile Planning

TFS Kanban Tabular Model

Jeff Levinson

Free

report on Kanban data through Excel Services or Power View and makes the data accessible outside of Team Foundation Server.

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Agile Planning

TFS Work Item Manager and TFS Project Dashboard

Telerik

Free

Work item and Project Management Dashboard

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Agile Planning

TFS Workbench

Community

Free

TFS Workbench is a rich desktop UI providing access to your Team Foundation Server Projects for primarily managing work items

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Agile Planning

Work Item Field History

Vinicius Moura

Free

Audits a specific field of a work item, showing only the revisions in which its value has changed.

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Agile Planning

Work Item Glass

Pointe Smart

Free

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 .

DOWNLOAD

Build and Continuous Integration

Community TFS Build Extensions

Community

Free

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.

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Migration

TFS Work Item Morphing

Dharmesh_Shah

Free

Purpose of this tool is to perform “In Place Conversion” of data from one format to another.

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Productivity

{} StyleCop

Community

Free

StyleCop analyzes C# source code to enforce a set of style and consistency rules.

DOWNLOAD

Productivity

MyHistory

Michael Fourie

Free

Visual Studio ALM Rangers My History Team Explorer Extension

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Productivity

TFS Board Enhancer

Tiago Pascoal

Free

Adds features to TFS existing task board and kanban board that can be used on a day by day basis making it use easier.

DOWNLOAD

Productivity

VS Commands for Visual Studio

Jarek Kardas

Free

VS Commands for Visual Studio

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Productivity

Web Essentials

Mads Kristensen

Free

Adds many useful features to Visual Studio for web developers

DOWNLOAD

Productivity

WiX Toolset

Community

Free

The most powerful set of tools available to create your Windows installation experience.

DOWNLOAD

Source Control

Branch Info TE Extension (BITE) for VS

Colin D

Free

Branch Information Team Explorer (BITE) Exension for VS 2013 RC shows which branch (if any) the open solution is on.

DOWNLOAD

Source Control

Code Compare

DevArt

Free

Compare and merge differing files and folders. Ships both as a standalone file diff tool and a Visual Studio extension.

DOWNLOAD

Source Control

Team Explorer Auto Associate Merge for 2012

Nishit Shah

Free

Merges changesets between branches and associates work items/comments from original changeset

DOWNLOAD

Source Control

TFS Branch Tool

Mattias Sköld

Free

Tool to automate branching task in the ALM Rangers branching guidance

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Source Control

TFS Source Control Explorer Extension

Holan Jan

Free

Visual Studio Extension for Team Foundation Server Source Control Explorer

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Source Control

TFS Workspaces Cleaner

Jelle Druyts

Free

Deletes Team Foundation Server workspaces that have not been accessed in a number of days, along with their files locally on disk.

DOWNLOAD

Teams

TFS Team Rooms

Tarun Arora
Utkarsh Shigihalli

Free

Access team rooms inside Visual Studio.

DOWNLOAD

Teams

TFS Team Tool

Mattias Sköld

Free

Command line utility to manage TFS Teams

DOWNLOAD

Testing

Chutzpah Test Adapter for the Test Explorer

Matthew Manela

Free

Chutzpah adapter for the Visual Studio Unit Test Explorer.Enables you to run JavaScript unit tests from the command line and from inside of Visual Studio.

DOWNLOAD

Testing

NUnit Test Adapter

Charlie Poole

Free

NUnit adapter for integrated test execution under Visual Studio. Compatible with NUnit 2.0 through 2.6.3.

DOWNLOAD

Testing

Test Case Import Utility

Community

Free

Test Case Migrator Plus tool allows test related artefacts, present in Excel and MHT/Word formats, to be imported into Team Foundation Server.

DOWNLOAD

Testing

xUnit.net runner for Visual Studio

Brad Wilson

Free

xUnit.net is a unit testing tool for the .NET Framework.

DOWNLOAD

Other

News

Tarun Arora

Free

Get Visual Studio Online news and updates inside Visual Studio.

DOWNLOAD

Other

TFS Alert Events DSL Processor

Richard Fennell

Free

This framework is designed to ease the development of these bespoke SOAP wen services by providing helper methods for common XML processing steps and API operations.

DOWNLOAD

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