Easy way to get weekly report from team foundation server (TFS).Click on link below to download:


team foundation weekly report application screenshot

Thursday, May 15, 2014

list of awesome tfs software with links to download

Name Website Description
Team Foundation Server Power Tools Link to Team Foundation Server Power Tools website Incredibly useful set of power tools for working with tfs server allows to explore, do backups,create alerts,enforce best practices and chekins policies and adds shell extensions.
TeamFoundationSidekicks TeamFoundationSidekicks website Excellent tool for showing history and managing changesets.
Tfs-Timetracker Link to Tfs-Timetracker website Time tracking vendor website.
Agile Dashboard Agile Dashboard website Very nice dashboard for TFS showing burnout charts.
TFS reporting guide Link to TFS reporting guide download page Awesome pdf guide to build reporting for tfs
Team Companion Team Companion website Outlook plugin that allows to create tfs items directly from emails , fast and convenient.
Team Expand Team Expand website another time sheet software for team foundation server.
OData protocol OData protocol documentation Open data protocol- Incredibly way for accessing TFS data trough API and build third party software - like Android/Mac Os X client.

tfs report configuration screen

When application starts it checking if there are TFS settings available and if there is no settings found it will open setting screen.
Setting screen contains all data required for connection to team foundation settings including :
  • Username
  • Password
  • Domain
  • Server Url (http or https)
It also has "Test connection" button to verify connection to TFS server immediately,it will also verify if specified credentials
are valid and allowing you to connect to tfs.
It also  required to specify tfs repository folder , so report will be created for all projects that are located into this repository root.
And finally it has day from which report will be started, because sometimes may be different for different situation.

When user clicks on "Save and Close" button all settings will be saved into current user folder and retrieved automatically when application will start next time so there is no need to fill them again.

Does your current time-sheet application allows to import data from xml file?
What is the first day in your weekly report Sunday or Monday ?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Weekly report for TFS

I would say that team foundation server client for tfs 2010 or 2012 server hasn't enough power enough. 
2013 client is better but still missing reporting tools.

There are a lot of awesome and powerful tools on codeplex and msdn to download like sidekicks but they
are not available for express version and missing tutorial.

visual studio online provide excellent online service.

So the idea was to design working tfs weekly report application that will present changesets and will
take into security and permission specific into consideration.

Click on following link to go to download page.