Monday, 15 June 2009


Ever since my baptism with Microsoft Team Founation Server (TFS), I have come across a number of tools, which has made working with TFS must more easier and possible for developers and configuration managers. Some of the "must have" tools for TFS are
  • Team Foundation SideKicks
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server PowerTools, and
  • MSBuild Extension Pack (if you are using Team Build)

These tools make up for many of the shortcomings in the feature list of TFS so far. Today, I come accross another tool for TFS, which I would like to add to the must haves list for TFS. The tools is called Microsoft Team System Web Access (TFWA) and is available as a free downloaded from Microsoft's website. It provides a web view of your TFS project and is pretty useful where clients cannot have Team Explorer installed on their machines.

The tool was initially developed by DevBiz and was called TeamPlain but was later acquired and made free to download by Microsoft.

The good news is that it is all integrated in TFS2010 and is not needed as a seperate download for TFS.

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