New Power Tools for Team Foundation Server

The Team Foundation Server team in partnership with the patterns & practices group has just released an updated set of TFS Power Tools. All of the details are below. In my opinion this is far more significant than the point release (1.2) would indicate. Enjoy!PS: If you read my last blog post then you noticed me saying that there was a series of Channel 9 videos on the way featuring interviews with the Team Foundation Server team. After the first two videos posted the rest of the series was delayed due to some technical reasons but with any luck should resume tomorrow... I'll post another update once the series resumes. The next video will actually focus on these Power Tools. Stay tuned...



Team Foundation Server is happy to announce the release of version 1.2 of Team Foundation Power Tools (formerly known as Power Toys). In this release we’ve added 2 new command line tools for the developer and 3 non-command line tools. This version includes some bug fixes to previous Power Tools, support for Vista, and adds the following new functionality:

· Workspace Command (tfpt.exe) - Use the workspace command for additional workspace operations not supported in the currently shipping Team Foundation Server command line (tf.exe).

· Treeclean Command (tfpt.exe) - Use the treeclean command to see and optionally delete files in the current directory and all subdirectories that are not under version control.

· Process Template Editor - A tool to provide UI for authoring work item types and some of the associated Process Template components. 

· Check-in Policy Pack - A set of handy check-in policies to address needs customers have expressed.

· Build Test Tools Task - A tool that allows running unit tests by simply specifying the DLLs or even specifying a file name pattern in TfsBuild.proj, instead of using .vsmdi files to specify tests to run.

Please note that the Process Template Editor has some additional pre-requisites, they are identified on the download page. 

You can locate the Team Foundation Power Tools V1.2 release here and you can get help on the forums for these tools here.