stephenV

Is there now a way to add work items through the portal in tfs 2008



Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

Tiago Pascoal

If by portal you mean a web browser, you can already do it in TFS 2005 using Team System Web Access.

Although i'm not sure if this is what asked.





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

stephenV

Perhaps I'm confused then. There's the sharepoint portal - (if you're in VS you can right click on your team project and go to the portal) but I've been unable to find the work items on the portal. There are task lists, but they don't seem to be connected. I was trying to find more information this morning, but I've been unable to see where to access the work item data in the portal.

Thanks for the quick response!





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

Tiago Pascoal


Sharepoint Task lists and Work items are not connected if you wish to keep them in synch you can use the TFS Migration and Synchronization toolkit.
(http://www.codeplex.com/MigrationSyncToolkit)

There is a small web part to display (only display) work items list on a portal. But just display them. No interaction between the 2 "views".

Perhaps if you care to explain what you want to achieve we will be able to show you the available options.





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

stephenV

I'm pretty new to using TFS for anything other than source control, and I was just trying to figure out how to deal with the disconnect between the sharepoint tasks and the work items. It seems to me that if I'm in the portal looking through items, I should be able to add work items for people. If I'm in VS, I should be able to view the tasks assigned to me through the portal. As I said, there just seems to be a disconnect between the two, when they should be able to be used in conjunction.




Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

Tiago Pascoal

You are right. In this more there exists some disconnect between the two components.

AFAIK the portal is intended to be used by people who do not use visual studio, and have a limited interaction with projects in terms of thing they can do. Namely manipulate documents, and monitor project status through reports.

If you wish people who do not use visual studio to perform task managing operations, they either should use (should i say can instead :-)) the MS project/Excel integration or the Visual Studio Web Acess.

The web access will allow you the perform the operations you want. Those action are performed on the TFS datastore so developers using VS will see them immediately.

Not sure if this helps (and probably not what you wanted to hear).







Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

stephenV

Well, it's not quite what I'm after (your right not quite what I want to hear), but I'm done hunting for how to do it. And the VS web access will help too. I didn't know about that before. Thanks for your help.

Stephen





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

Tiago Pascoal

I'm not aware of any product that does the kind of integration that (i think) you are asking for.

You could integrate team system web access inside a frame in sharepoing. But that would be a less than optimal experience.

Depending on the kind of sophistication you want, you could whip some simple web parts to achieve (something close to) what you want.





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Work Item tracking through portal in tfs 2008

Don Demsak XML MVP

From the point of view of integration with MOSS and SP Search, having working items exposed to MOSS is a very valuable thing. Otherwise, TFS is just another silo. Seeing that TFS 2008 now works with MOSS, it is surprising that the work items are still in their own data store.

Don Demsak

www.donxml.com