What's New with Team Foundation Web Access

Some VERY BIG THINGS, that's what.  Lets start with WIWA.  What the heck is WIWA?  Well, Hakan's blog has way more info but here is a preview:

WIWA is a Web UI that allows using some work item tracking features even if the user doesn’t have a Client Access License (CAL). It’s based on TSWA, but provided as a separate download. WIWA simply enables 3 core “file-a-bug” scenarios stated in the TFS 2008 EULA.

As a user without a TFS CAL, you can use Work Item Web Access (WIWA) to:

  • Create new work items
  • Edit the work item you have created
  • See the list of work items you have created

Check out Hakan's blog post for more details and additional licensing requirements that *may* apply to your organization.  You can download the CTP release for Work Item Web Access 2008 at:



So that's awesome, but there is more!!!  There is now a CTP for the first Service Pack for Team Foundation Web Access. Just some of the cool new improvements include:

· Direct links to new work items with initial values

· Share ad-hoc work item queries

· Shelveset viewer


Download the CTP here: http://blogs.msdn.com/hakane/archive/2008/04/09/what-s-new-in-tswa-2008-sp1.aspx

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