Microsoft releases Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 process template


As announced here. From the description:

This template includes:

  • Work Item Types
    • Sprint
    • Product Backlog Item
    • Bug
    • Task
    • Impediment
    • Test Case
  • Reports
    • Release Burndown
    • Velocity
    • Sprint Burndown
    • Build Success Over Time
    • Build Summary
    • Test Case Readiness
    • Test Plan Progress
  • SharePoint Project Portal

Below are screenshots of the Sprint Burndown and Release Burndown reports included with the template.

(All images in this blog post: Copyright by Microsoft Corp.)

Team Web Access 2010 has no Documents and Reports tab

If you were wondering why the Documents and Reports tabs are missing in TWA 2010:


This is by design. Here’s how Microsoft explains it:

Portal and Reports are not necessary in TFS2010, and Web Access is included in TFS now, so Web Access does not show the content of Portal and Reports, these content is included in Project Portal.

In TFS2010, the project portal is more powerful. Project Portal will display dashbord(reports) of the project, also the documents are stored in portal. You will find that the portal is very useful in TFS2010.

We suggest that use WebAccess to manage Workitem and Build, Portal to view document and dashboad. If you are using Sharepoint 2010 with Office Web App, you can open word, excel or PPT in browser directly.

So the (new) recommandation for TFS 2010 is:

  • Team Web Access for managing Work Items, Build and Source Code
  • Project Portal for viewing Documents, Reports and Dashboards.

Screenshot of Project Dashboard (from MSF Agile):