TFS Update 4 CTP 2 Features and installation

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP 2) on September 22, 2014, it includes some new features and bug fixes.

For more information about this release visit the KB: https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2994375

This post has main 2 sections:

Team Foundation Server Features

  • Web Access can return directly to query results from a detailed view of the query by using a context menu.
  • Web Access can generate an email directly from the work item view by using a new toolbar command.
  • Web Access has a full-screen option to view query results.
  • The free Stakeholder license provides access to the project home page from which Stakeholders can view the backlog, edit items, run work item queries, and many other operations.
  • Agile teams can have up to 999 work items in the first or last column of the Kanban board.
  • Web Access now opens a work item in a new window or tab.
  • You can maximize (or full screen) fields for quick readability when the rich text editor does not have enough space.

Installation and configuration

  • What you need to know before you install
  • How to install and configure.

Team Foundation Server Features

The following is the walk through video
[youtube=”http://youtu.be/gByYtNfo26g”]

  • Web Access can return directly to query results from a detailed view of the query by using a context menu.

In the Team Web Access if you run a query and open a work-item from the query result, you can get back to the query result from the work-item context menu on the top-right.

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  • Web Access can generate an email directly from the work item view by using a new toolbar command.

In the previous update 3, you can send email from the context menu only but now you can send email from the work-item tool bar.
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  • Web Access has a full-screen option to view query results.

Now you can full-screen for the query result for better readability

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  • The free Stakeholder license provides access to the project home page from which Stakeholders can view the backlog, edit items, run work item queries, and many other operations.

There is new Access level feature for the Stakeholder that give them more features then the limited level

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  •  Agile teams can have up to 999 work items in the first or last column of the Kanban board.

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  •  Web Access now opens a work item in a new window or tab.

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  • You can maximize (or full screen) fields for quick readability when the rich text editor does not have enough space.

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Installation and configuration

The following is the walk through video
[youtube=”http://youtu.be/ZFGPsTmsoBA”]

  • What you need to know before you install

This installation not for production and can’t be upgrade, the only purpose for features evaluation and feedback

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  •  How to install and configure.

Installation time (20 minutes)

Configuration time (5 minutes)

This installation doesn’t support layout switch, so you will need to install the web installer.

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For the supported switches type tfs_server.exe/?

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