Project Description (French Description here)

Bewise Outlook Work Items Extension is a TFS 2008/2010 addin for Outlook 2007/2010.

Bewise Outlook Work Items Extension 2010 is now available : BOWIE 2010 (support of TFS 2010 RTM)

BOWIE 2010 : Supported Versions

Team Foundation Server Outlook
TFS2008.png Outlook2007.png
TFS2010.png Outlook2010.png

Pre-Requisites

Before install BOWIE, install Visual Studio 2010 RTM (or Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010 RTM) and Outlook 2007 (or Outlook 2010) :
Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010 (ISO)
Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 Trial (ISO)

Installation

Download and run BOWIE 2010 executable to install it.

Features available in BOWIE 2010

Connect To Team Server
  • Connect to Team Server and select your Team Projects
  • Manage Areas and Iterations new.png
  • Manage Project Alerts new.png

From existing mails (integrated in the ribbon)
  • Create Work Item from mail :
    • you can define mapping between mail and work item new.png
  • Attach mail to existing work item in several formats as html, msg, txt...
    • last selected query is saving new.png
  • Upload mail attachments to WSS Team Portal
    • you can double click on an attchment to open it new.png

From new mails (integrated in the ribbon) :
  • Download documents from WSS Team Portal and add it as mail attchments or html link
  • Execute project report and add it to mail attachments (several formats as web archive, pdf, excel, tiff...)
  • Insert work item infos and work item attachments in mail
    • you can select several work items new.png
    • the result of selected query include all of the columns from the TFS query new.png
    • last selected query is save as default query new.png
    • if you select ID column of work items, a link to TFS Web Access is define (only for TFS 2010) new.png

From a mail folder :
  • Right click on a mail folder, "Team"->"Manage Team Project Link" : Manage links between mail folder and Team Project. This feature allow you to map team project to mail folder and :
    • configure automatic creation of work item when you drag'n drop a mail in this folder
      • Select team project
      • Select work item type
      • Define mapping between mail and work item
      • Define if you want that mail will be attach to work item (several format : txt, msg, html)
      • Define if you want that mail attachments will be attach to work item
      • Define if you want that all mails of one conversation will be tracking in one work item
    • configure automatic upload of mail attachments to team portal new.png
      • Define destination librairy new.png
      • Define filter by file extensions (delimited by semicolon caracter) new.png
  • Right click on a mail folder, "Team"->"Move Mail To" : Move mails to another folder depending on state of attached work item new.png

From Calendar : new.png
  • Right click on a calendar folder, "Team"-> "Link To Team Builds" : Manage Links between calendar folder and Team Builds : this feature allow you to visualize team builds in a calendar and configure the appointment color depending on the state of build. new.png
  • From an appointment attached to a build, click on "Build Report" to show the TFS Web Access Report (only for TFS 2010) new.png

From appointments and Tasks (integrated in the ribbon) :
  • Create work item from appointment
  • Download project report and add it to appointment attachments
  • Download documents from WSS Team Portal and add it as appointment attachments
  • Upload appointment attachments to WSS Team Portal

Documentations

Screenshots of BOWIE 2010

Video : Presentation of BOWIE (in french)

Last edited May 14, 2010 at 1:13 PM by SuddenBen, version 31