November 2013 Blog Posts

Using Project Policy to Control the Conversion Between Outlook and TFS objects for the Whole Team

Configuration settings regarding the conversion between Outlook and TFS objects which are now managed per team project, can be put in place in form of a project policy, in which case they are automatically distributed to all team member using TeamCompanion. This means that TeamCompanion will behave in the same way when any team member performs an action covered by these settings. Productivity in daily tasks is all about small tricks and enhancements. Imagine that all mails originating from work items which circulate between your team members used the same formatting? Imagine that, when someone sends you a...

Bridge the connection between Outlook and TFS items the way it suits your needs

The deep integration of Outlook and TFS is one of the major features TCO offers from its early beginnings. Work items can be easily transformed into Outlook mails, tasks, appointments and remainders and vice versa, where TeamCompanion takes care of the easy transition of data between them and tracks their relationships. Configuration options regarding conversion between Outlook and TFS objects were highly configurable in previous versions as well. What we previously lacked was the possibility to set boundaries for your configuration settings which match team project boundaries. In other words, if you defined any kind of special rules,...

TeamCompanion 5.2 for Team Foundation Server 2013 released

As TeamCompanion traditionally sim-ships with new Team Foundation Server versions, the latest release from Microsoft was not an exception. We are proud to announce that our newest version 5.2 fully supports the Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 released on 13th November this month. Together with features already released in v5.1 which supported Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview, TeamCompanion v5.2 brings you following features and improvements: Support for TFS 2013 TeamCompanion rides together with you when upgrading to the newest TFS release. No matter if you are using TFS server or VS Online, your...