TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Download: Team Foundation Power Tool v1.2

February 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2005, TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities

The Power Tools are always a must-have download. Although they are ‘officially unspported’ they give you funcionality upfront that is probably going to be in the next version of Visual Studio.

New and added features include:

  • Team Foundation Server Power Tool Commands (tfpt.exe) – A command-line tool with enhanced functionality for Team Foundation Version Control with graphical user interfaces for some commands.
  • Process Template Editor – A tool integrated with Visual Studio for authoring custom work item types and some of the associated process template components.
  • Check-In Policy Pack – A set of handy check-in policies to address needs customers have expressed. These include Custom Path Policy, Forbidden Patterns Policy, Changeset Comments Policy, and Work Item Query Policy.
  • Test Tools Build Task – A tool that allows running unit tests by simply specifying the DLLs, or by specifying a file name pattern in TfsBuild.proj, instead of using .vsmdi files to specify tests to run.

Read more here.

Download here.

Discuss here.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • G.T.

    Do you have any useful examples on the “Forbidden Patterns Policy”

  • neno


    You can use the “Forbidden Patterns Policy” to disallow check-ins of all files with a “.dll” extension for example. There is no way to explicitly forbid a file type in TF version control.


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