Microsoft has provided preview of their next Power Tools release for Team Foundation Server 2008 dubbed “Team Foundation Server Power Tools - October '08 Release” that contains such a substantial surface area of functionality. There are 3 major new components to the October Power Tools release and the usual incremental improvements.
- Team Members - We've added a new node to the Team Explorer called "Team Members". It appears under each Team Project and is used to identify who are the people who work on the project. It serves as a "pivot point" for information about and operations on people and teams.
- Windows Shell Extension - We've built a Windows shell extension that allows you to do the core version control operations directly inside the Windows Explorer without using the Team Explorer.
- PowerShell Support - We've started working on a PowerShell pipeline and commandlets for TFS. Our initial set support basic version control operations but over time we plan to add work item tracking, administration, build and more.