Microsoft released the eam Explorer Everywhere 2010 SP1 to MSDN Subscribers. A publicly available version for those people wishing to upgrade who do not have an MSDN subscription will be available on coming Friday.
Eclipse plug-in has always been highly regarded, but some customers wanted to use the plug-in to manage applications in a stand-alone client on non-windows systems (exactly how they might use Team Explorer on Windows today) - even though they weren'ot developing in an Eclipse based IDE. To do this you simply install the plug-in into the Eclipse Platform Runtime Binary (a cut down version of Eclipse without all the language tools for code editing etc).
In the final release of SP1 we've made this a better experience with the following features
- Auto-connect on Start-up: If a Team Explorer view is displayed in your current perspective in Eclipse, then this'll connect automatically to your last TFS connection. You can disable this if you prefer using the Eclipse preference under Team, Team Foundation Server
- Fast Workspace Switching: Previously in Eclipse plug-in there was a binding of one TFS workspace per Eclipse workspace. In SP1 you can now quickly switch workspaces from the workspace management drop-down in the Pending Changes view. You can also manage workspaces and working folder mappings from here.
- Source Control Explorer Improvements: Made a bunch usability improvements around mapping, unmapping and cloaking of folders in TFS using Source Control Explorer. Also added a link to the path label that'll open the local folder in your file explorer (i.e. Explorer on Windows or Finder on Mac etc).
[tags]tee 2010,sp1,service pack 1,tfs[/tags]