In this series of blogs I highlight some of my favorite Visual Studio 2012 features that helped me to increase my productivity.
Today we are going to look at..
The New Team Explorer
The My Work tab helps you with a quick overview of the things you have to do. It offers easy access to your work items and code reviews.
But there is also a completely new feature! You can now suspend your current activities and save it to TFS. It not only saves your current work but also the current view of your environment such as open documents, breakpoints and other tool windows. After saving your current work, you can start working on something else (maybe a quick bug fix) and then return to your current task easily by looking at your ‘Suspended Work’.
Code Reviews is also a great new feature. You can now easily request a code review from a coworker. He can accept your review request, make some comments and send them back to you. This is all nicely tracked by Team Foundation Server so you get a report of which code was reviewed and which wasn’t.
Remember, when using the Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2012: your shortcut of the day:
Ctrl + ‘ to open your Team Explorer.
What are your favorite Visual Studio 2012 features? Or is there a feature you want to know more about? Please leave a comment!