July 2013 Blog Posts

TeamCompanion 5.1 for Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview released

We announce that we have officially released TeamCompanion 5.1 which supports Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview. TeamCompanion traditionally sim-shipped with this latest release allowing you to move forward and explore new capabilities and workflows of the newest version of the Microsoft ALM environment, without leaving your favorite TFS client behind. Version 5.1 is available in 3 flavors, based on your current configuration: A. If you are using Outlook 2010 or 2013 and have already moved to TFS 2013 Preview, download the version marked as “Outlook 2010/2013 and Team Explorer 2013”; B. If you are using Outlook 2010...

Feedback Request/Response Workflow with TeamCompanion

Is “Continuous Feedback” a buzz word you have been hearing a lot lately? It seems everybody is talking about it, but a few are actually doing it. From its newest version 5.1, TeamCompanion helps you understand and incorporate continuous feedback in your ALM workflow. We made it simple and easy: request feedback from your stakeholders from within TeamCompanion and monitor the thread of feedback requests/responses with customized work item queries scheduled for regular execution.  The feedback request/response workflow is another typical scenario you come across every day in your development process, and this...

Various views on your work item database: Smart Grouping combined with Excel reporting

We are sure you are always looking for smarter ways how to stay on top of all developments around your work items. This blog describes an example how to combine TeamCompanion’s grouping support in work item queries with default excel reporting capabilities based on work item queries. Welcome to another blog entry in our series about real-life project scenarios, where we show how, with the help of TeamCompanion, you can handle different realistic situations you come across every day in your development process. One typical requirement valid for all members of your agile team is to have a smarter...