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Team Foundation Server Power Tools

Since I moved to Stockholm and caused our development team to be divided into two offices the need for a good team platform has increased. Team Foundation Server does the job perfectly, but the fact that I have not found TFS Power Tools until now is stunning, because it is exactly what I have been looking for.

TFS Power Tools contains among other things increased possibilities for team member communication through Windows Live Messenger integration in Visual Studio. On top of that there are a large amount of useful tools that makes everyday life a little bit easier. The following features are installed with the installation package tfpt.msi:
  • Command line tool (TFPT.EXE)
  • Team Explorer IDE menu additions
  • Build Notification tool
  • TFS Best Practices Analyzer
  • Process Template Editor
  • Work Item Templates
  • Custom check-in policies
  • TFS Server Manager
  • TFS Users tool
  • Alert Editor
  • TFS Power Shell Extensions
  • TFS Windows Shell Extensions
  • Team Members Tool


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