Visual Studio Team System Process Template Editor – October 31 Release
As promised, here is the October 31 release of the Process Template Editor. The focus was on way more validation of the resulting templates
- WAY more validation for the Process Template and the Work Items
- Ability to work Online for even further validation
- Work Item Conditional Rules
We’re still working on fine tuning many of the features including:
- Online WorkItem Editing
- SharePoint definition
- Better Work Item Form rendering
- Type Definition
- Initial Work Items
- Work Item Query Editing
- Global List Management (online and template files)
Let me know if you have any problems.
There is a membership limit with the GDN site I created for the Process Template Editor. More people are knocking than I can let in. I've asked for more options from the GDN team.
Until then you can download the alpha bits here:
Sorry for the problems...
Also, email me directly if you have cycles to help - (JoelFromCanada at GMail dot com)
The alpha preview is out. What is an alpha preview you ask? It means it barely works with Beta 3 right now. It turns out that conforming to the Process Template schema files are simply not enough to make Mr. Team System happy. So, that was the big hold up - that and we didn't get the schema's until a couple of weeks ago and we decided to just throw what we already did away and start fresh.
I'll post an update of the outstanding bugs and features in another post. We are anticipating weekly releases, so stay tuned.
As you may or may not know, I used to present a whack of webcasts on Security and .NET. Of course, this stuff is out of date when it comes to Visual Studio 2005 and related technologies. If you are interested in Security there is going to be another whack of webcasts focused on Security in November. Unfortunately I won't be presenting, however, I know some of the presenters - top notch material. You can see the list of webcasts at:
I get asked a lot of "what the heck does Team System do.." type questions. There are big expectations out there and it seems that Team System will be everything to all people. A fellow RD Derek Hatchard joked that he's heard that Team System "...filters out accents for offshore outsourcing shops and removes meat product references for vegetarian coders"
Well, there is an article that summarizes what Team System will do. Unfortunately, it is slightly out of date as it was written basically at the same time Beta 2 launched. It's taken a while to get up on the MSDN site - but here it is "Lap Around Team System" Notice the article doesn't give any credit to the author.. hmm.. I wonder who it is?
A couple of weeks ago I presented some webcasts.. here are links if you want to go and watch.
Designing and Implementing Your Software Process with Visual Studio 2005 Team System (Level 200) http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032282322&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
Designing a Custom Process Template for Visual Studio 2005 Team System (Level 200)
Here is one that is coming up:
Designing a New Work Item Type Definition and Form (Level 200)