If you make use of Team Foundation Server and you don’t have Attrice’s Team Foundation Sidekicks in your toolbox, you should! I have been using the Team Foundation Sidekicks for years now and would hate to be without them. As of today, Attrice has made available a new version compatible with Team Foundation Server 2012 – both the on premises version as well as the Team Foundation Service (i.e. Microsoft’s cloud offering for TFS).
From their blog:
This release functionality is mainly identical to the version of Sidekicks for Visual Studio 2010, with support of TFS both on premise and in-the-cloud (Team Foundation Service).
For 2012 we support both stand-alone client application and Visual Studio integration package; the latter uses VS 2012 extension registration mechanism and is available through VS Extensions Manager. Note that there are separate installations for stand-alone app and VS package.
A quick review of the individual “sidekicks” included are:
- Permissions Sidekick
- Code Review Sidekick
- Shelveset Sidekick
- Labels Sidekick
- History Sidekick
- Status Sidekick
- Workspace Sidekick
You can view all the details and get the latest version here.