Mathias Olausson [MVP] :: thoughts on Visual Studio ALM

New TFS Work Item Status Board from Telerik

I just found out that Telerik has just announced a new tool for visualizing work in TFS. The application is build with WPF and has a really slick UI:

Key features of the TFS Work Item Manager include:

  • Work Item grid filtering, grouping, and aggregation
  • Area and Iteration filtering using single and multi select modes
  • Filter query results using a tree of areas or iterations
  • Unique Task board view of work items independent from any process templatePrint work item cards for the board in your room
    Iteration schedule
  • Paste clipboard contents into a work item
  • "New Query by example” saves your query for other team members
  • Search the title and description of query results as you type
  • Built with RadControls for WPF

There's also a configurable dashboard to go with this and both tools should work with the MSF project templates.

You can download the Telerik Tools for Team System here. And it's free!


Henrik Erlandsson said:

Very interesting indeed. It seems to have a nice and intuative GUI which looks quite easy to learn from what I've seen so far. It's quite an alternative to Team Web Access for those who mainly needs to manage work items.

# October 1, 2009 7:50 AM

Mathias Olausson said:

That's a good point Henrik! For work item "power users" this could be a really useful alternative. With its nice overview screens you can get a better understanding of the state of your work items.

# October 2, 2009 1:07 AM