One of the things I like with publishing tools and sources is that sometimes you get feedback from users who actually uses and benefits from your creations. It’s a rewarding feeling then someone takes their time to share their experiences, good or/and bad.
The one thing that’s even more rewarding in then someone not only uses it, but also get involved to make it better.
This is the case in the new release of the TfsTeamTools, Jesse contacted me to inform that he had extended the tool with a couple of new features he needed, and offered to help get they implement in the TfsTeamTools project. So this community project got one contributor added and a new release
This is a short description of the added features, for more details please refer to Jesse’s excellent post.
- Set the picture for a user
In TFS2012 the user can upload a picture to your profile The problem is that it’s all manual work required by each user. With this new feature you can now upload pictures from the command line instead, opening up for bulk operations and automation.
- Convert security groups to a teams
If you handle multiple teams in a team project, you probably did create a security group in TFS. Now you can use this tool to upgrade security groups to a fully supported TFS2012 teams.
To make is easily available we published a beta release on codeplex. Once we have done a more extended testing on it we will make a stable release and also publish the new version to Visual Studio Gallery