March 2014 Blog Posts

TeamCompanion 5.2 Update 1 Released

TeamCompanion v5.2 introduced the support for role-based work item views for Outlook 2010/2013 and Team Explorer 2012/2013. This v5.2 Update 1 is primarily targeted to enhance this support by introducing more powerful features for managing multiple role-based work item views. Enhanced Support for Multiple Role-Based Work Item Views TeamCompanion now provides the option to quickly switch between the default work item view for a user/role and additional alternative views. Some project roles need multiple different views for the same work item type depending on the context of their work. A development lead, for instance, could use an...

Managing Role-Based Work Item Views

TeamCompanion v5.2 introduced the support for multiple role-based work item views. Members of each user role get only the subset of work item information necessary for their work. By providing simplified views specific to different groups of users, TeamCompanion optimizes the work item user interface, simplifies it and supports a much more efficient work experience. With such an efficient user interface even the novice users can work effectively from the very beginning. This blog discusses in more detail how to define role-based default and multiple views for different users and groups and what rules are used when a user...