Customize Process Template on Visual Studio Online
In Visual Studio Online, allow the ability to change the current process template a created project is using as well as the ability to upload your own process templates to create new projecsts with.
Provide a complete web based User Interface to customize Work Items and Work Item Templates without having to resort to the TFS Power Tools along with Visual Studio to customize Work Items. Tools like JIRA already offer complete customization for their issue tracking systems through the web, so there is no reason that TFS should require a thick client application to perform similar customizations.
Just want to be able to add fields to a work item.
It seems like hosted TFS service does not yet support process template customization.
Can you please allow that ...like work type definition edit using Power Tools 2012.
So that I can export file locally...edit the WIT (work item types),edit the wit and import the edited WIT tlo the service.
Please do let me know if it's supported.
It doesn't seem to be supported for me.
Should be self-explanatory, but if an owner wants additional fields on a Bug work item for How Found, Customer, etc, then they can do it. If they want a Request work item for feature requests, then they can do that as well.
I currently don't see a way to do this on the TFSPreview.com site.
ALl scrum teams where I have been in the dashboard there is always a To be tested column, or a To Verify column. At least that part of the process template should be editable or customizable.
At the moment, this is an impediment for my team to use tfs preview.
The tfspreview.com hosted TFS solution is great, but we cannot save changes made via the process editor. So we are stuck with the default states and transitions for workitem types.
There is still no way to track work items using witadmin command tool for TFS on Azure, suggest implement this feature.
I just published a blog post laying out the first pieces of our vision for VSO process customization. Have a look here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/05/05/visual-studio-online-process-customization.aspx
Any updates on the availability of these features?
JIRA as a good online process template editor and for customize work item workflow. Maybe good idea to take from JIRA :)
Hi, I am able to download the bug template and change the bug.xml but I cannot upload it. I assume it is because it is not enabled yet. Any updates or workarounds?
Matthew Buckleman commented
Any idea on a time frame for the basic ability to add some simple fields to work items? We're ready to make this move but this one piece of functionality is going to force us to go on-premises.
As an interim how about just adding an "In progress" state. I see this has been around for a while and I'm using VSO online. IMO this is a showstopper for both Scrum and Kanban if you can't tell what work is currently in progress.
Jesse Munro commented
not having this ability might force us to go in another direction. NEED this ASAP!!!
Please I need this ASAP.
When will this be released? I really need to know as I am considering moving to VSO, but without this we might need to start with on-premise install....
Very useful feature indeed. Waiting for a long time.
Ron Penlington commented
Can't wait for this feature!
Tom Ferguson commented
The main reason I would like this is because I am currently unable to query the Kanban state of a WI. For me, if the Kanban state was surfaced, it would be less pressing to be able to add different States to the WI.
a template that allows a team member to click on a button that they have accepted the task and immediately enter in progress or to do; and notify scrum master that via email or chat or ping;
the ability to send attachment when you apply the option to email a team member
the ability to pull consolidated data for multiple projects at once would be nice
Optimal Robust Active burn reports should be an option. currently the manual process is cumbersome. JIRA creates all of these based on activity; I would like to have the ability to pull similar types of reports. Also implementing something similar to hip chat or skype.
I would like the ability to modify Status, Details, Activity fields to suit our team's nomenclature practices. currently there are not enough options; for example; activity "code review" and "ready for deployment" and "QA Testing after Deployment should all be activity items available.
How do i get to know when this change is available to us?
This is the only reason my team can't go with Visual Studio Online. The day this feature is working, all our projects get transferred.
Chris Hollingsworth commented
Look forward to the details. Agree with Scott, ability to add/rename fields or juggle existing VSO field objects has been asked about on projects I have worked on.
Happy to hear that