What is SmartOutlook4TFS?
SmartOutlook4TFS is a Microsoft Outlook plug-in that can easily convert emails, meetings and tasks to Work Items and organise them using Outlook views.
How does SmartOutlook4TFS work?
SmartOutlook4TFS equips Outlook with the fundamental Work Item tracking tools of TFS. Create, edit, view and organise your Work Items, all from within the familiar surroundings of Outlook.
It integrates emails and Work Items with each other. Create new Work Items from an email or attach mail to Work Items.
SmartOutlook4TFS encompasses the powerful organizational and grouping capabilities of Outlook to your TFS project. It provides access to your project queries and work items directly from within Outlook.
Seamlessly integrate Outlook with Visual Studio TFS using SmartOutlook4TFS.
Work Item Management
SmartOutlook4TFS equips Outlook with the fundamental work item tracking tools of TFS. Create, edit, view and organise your work items all within the environment of Outlook.
Email and Work Item Integration
Integrate emails and work items with each other. Create new work items from an email or attach mail to work items. It automatically copies information from the e-mail into a work item.
Task and Work Item Integration
SmartOutlook4TFS integrates Outlooks tasks and TFS work items to perform easy transitions of data between them. Convert Outlook tasks to work items in Team Foundation Server.
Provide Feedback against Each Work Item
Provide specific feedback on functionality from the user perspective without requiring meetings and demo sessions. Also, provide ratings to each feedback – showing the cumulative feedback.
Provide Discussion against Each Work Item
Allow user to enter or view comments related to a selected work item within Outlook.
View TFS Queries from Outlook
SmartOutlook4TFS provides access to your project queries and work items directly from inside Outlook. With filtering, sorting and fully custom work item field mapping, you can unify your information the way you want.
Improve Collaboration, Communication and Team Productivity
Emails are an essential part of the TFS world, not a disconnected source of information. It is easy to create a TFS Work Item from an email and vice versa, or to attach email based business requirements to existing Work Items. SmartOutlook4TFS offers an easy transition between Outlook processing and Work Item Management, providing the unique experience of using the right tool for each project role.
Profound Integration of Outlook and TFS
SmartOutlook4TFS takes care of the easy transition of data between tasks, appointments and reminders. This transition is highly configurable. This functionality gives working with TFS in Outlook an additional edge and makes it efficient and easy.
Unleash the Power of Team Projects
SmartOutlook4TFS lets you connect to multiple TFS servers, Project Collections and Team Projects simultaneously, allowing you to interact seamlessly with all of them.
No Need to Learn New Tools
SmartOutlook4TFS connects Microsoft Outlook with Team Foundation Server. It empowers all project stakeholders, particularly business analysts, by enabling them to work on TFS based projects, while using a familiar tool, Outlook. Within Outlook open up the Work Item properties window to view other details, look at traceability and history of each Work Item.
Right featured TFS Client
SmartOutlook4TFS is a rightly featured TFS client that lets you perform various Team Project related activities from within Microsoft Outlook. It offers support for Work Item Management and supports discussion on work items right within Microsoft Outlook.
Apr 2017: SmartOutlook4TFS™ v2017 – Updated Features
VS 2017 Support: Now SmartOutlook4TFS supports Visual Studio 2017 latest release.
TFS 2017 Support: Now SmartOutlook4TFS supports TFS 2017.
Silent Installation: Now in silent installation of SmartOutlook4TFS, popups are suppressed.
DISCOVER: New guided help for novice users is added.
Proxy Support: License Support for controlled environment (Without having Internet Access) is configurable now.
Dec 2015: SmartOutlook4TFS™ v2015 update 3 – Updated Features
Customer Feedback support: As a user, I shall be able to send smiley or frown as feedback so that I can give ideas, suggestions, or even problems within SmartOutlook4TFS.
Bilingual Support: SmartOutlook4TFS now works with multilingual team foundation server (German, Chinese and French)
Nov 2015: SmartOutlook4TFS™ v2015 update 2 – Updated Features
SmartOutlook4TFS now works with MS Outlook 2016
SmartOutlook4TFS now works with MS Outlook 365 ProPlus support
SmartOutlook4TFS™ v126.96.36.199 Oct 2015
SmartOutlook4TFS™ v188.8.131.52 Aug 2015
SmartOutlook4TFS™ v184.108.40.206 Jul 2015, New Features
Ribbon bar enhancements
SmartOutlook4TFS log file enhancements
Send SmartOutlook4TFS log
SmartOutlook4TFS™ v2.0.3 June 2014, Released Features
Attach Email(s) To Work Item(s)
Creation of New Work Item from Task
Attach Task To Work Item
Work Item Preview
Work Item Caching
SmartOutlook4TFS™ v1.0 2nd April 2014, Released Features
Create TFS work items from your Outlook Inbox
Outlook Email Management
Outlook Task Management
Work Item Management
Organize and view TFS queries from Outlook
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