Using Web Access pages as Team Project Homepages in Outlook

TeamCompanion can use any web page as the Team Project homepage embedded in Outlook. This feature allows you to display any of the pages from your project’s Team Web Access directly in Outlook.

The following set of pictures displays how several interesting Web Access pages can be used as project homepages in TeamCompanion for a Scrum based project, and which Project Home Page Configuration options you need to use:

  • the Team Web Access Home page (Choose “Use Web Access”);

Web Access Home Page as TeamCompanion's Project Homepage

Web Access Sprint Taskboard as TeamCompanion's Project Homepage

Web Access Work Item Query Chart as TeamCompanion's Project Homepage

 

The following error is a known issue when using any Web Access web page as TeamCompanion’s project homepage :

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Error Displaying Web Access Pages as TeamCompanion's Project Homepage

To work around this issue you need to edit your registry in the following way:

  • Close Outlook
  • Open regedit and open the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION
    (If such registry path does not exist on your computer, add all necessary keys to create it.)
  • Add a new DWORD value named “outlook.exe” with following value:
    • If you have Internet Explorer 11 installed: 11000 (0x2AF8)
    • If you have Internet Explorer 10 installed: 10000 (0x02710)
  • ¨Start Outlook

Registry Setting For Correct Display Of Web Access Pages In Team Companion

These setting will make Internet Explorer emulated inside Outlook work correctly. For further details please see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/ee330730(v=vs.85).aspx#browser_emulation.

Tip: The easiest way to enter this registry entry is to copy the following text in a text file, save it with a .reg extension, and double click it to add the settings to the registry. Windows will warn you that it is potentially dangerous action and ask whether you want to continue. Please answer yes and the error message will be gone.

        Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
     [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet 
     Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION] 
     "outlook.exe"=dword:00011000

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