August 11 TFS Power Tools Released

The August ‘11 TFS Power Tools are ready for download.

Brian Harry has a good summary of the update here.

The big visible changes are:

1. The ability to use the shell extensions against a TFS not on the same domain as your PC.  You now get a credentials prompt.

2. Work Item Search!!  The Work Item Tracking toolbar now contains a search box.  I know my friend and fellow MVP Etienne Tremblay has been asking for this for about 5 years!

3. Rollback IN THE UI!!  TFS 2010 introduced rollback.  However, you had to use the command line to do it.  Due to this I know many people that didn’t even know it existed.  The Power Tools now add this capability right into the Source Control Explorer or Version History window.

There are a bunch of other things you can look up in Brian’s blog.

So, what are you waiting for?  Grab it HERE!

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To your second point, there is a "Search Work Items for TFS 2010" extension that has been around for quite some time. I just tested it against the TFS Power Tool's Work Item Search and it seems to pull back more work items when searching on the exact same string, so I'm not sure if it searches on more fields or what, but you may find it useful to still also have the stand-alone work item search extension installed.
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