15 Sep 2012

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TFS 2012 Power Tools now available

The Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Power Tools are now downloadable from the Microsoft web site. While there are not many completely new tools in this first RTM release for 2012, all of the tools appear to work equally well with either on-premise or TFS Preview. The focus has clearly been to get these working in the 2012 ecosystem rather than focus on too many new things for this release.

Our old favourites have been polished and enhanced for the 2012 release including;

  • Best Practices Analyzer (Invaluable for checking your TFS server is nice and healthy)
  • Process Template Editor
  • Team Explorer Enhancements
    • Find files in source control by status or wildcard
    • Open a folder using File Explorer from Source Control Explorer
    • Label files and folders in Source Control Explorer
    • Clone Builds
    • Team Members (Great new features)
  • Team Foundation Power Tool Command Line (TFPT)
  • Team Foundation Server Backups
  • Test Attachments Cleaner
  • Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
  • Windows Shell Extensions
  • Work Item Templates

NEW in this release (in addition to the updates to the tools above of course)

  • StoryBoard Shapes Authoring Tool – Helps you create storyboard shapes.

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