Gather and define requirements, complete with rich text, tables and images directly in the familiar and easy-to-use Word interface. Design custom reusable templates to help users define new requirements or use them to generate documents on call. Eliminate redundancies like copy and paste, and import document data easily and efficiently. Smart Word4TFS maintains documents in constant synchronization with TFS and VSTS so that your documents never go stale and helps you avoid missing and outdated requirements.
Connect MS Word to TFS or VSTS projects
Connect to projects and automatically synchronize process template work items with no configuration or mapping required.
Reverse engineer documents
Use the Auto-Tag feature to tag content within existing, non-smart documents and easily import them to TFS or VSTS, along with rich text and images.
Define custom Smart templates
Create and define your own custom Smart templates with an easy-to-use Wizard that displays all inherited process template work items, attributes and properties.
Use custom or out-of-the-box templates to quickly and easily generate documents from TFS or VSTS queries. Make edits and push changes back to TFS/VSTS.
* Auto Document Tagging and Reverse Engineering features are included in Smart Office4TFS only
Easy to use
With this light-weight, easy-to-use plugin users can easily transition between MS Word processing and TFS/VSTS work item management. The familiar interface provides faster adoption and user acceptance.
Eliminates redundancies like copy and paste. Maintains information in a central repository with one system of record. Automatically syncs information between Word and TFS/VSTS saving users time and effort and eliminates the risk of outdated requirements.
Enables users to display information as it should be viewed by its audience. Provides a familiar and easy-to-understand format for non-technical stakeholders to review and provide feedback.
Free for reviewers
Smart documents can be shared with non-licensed users, information is completely viewable and documents can be redlined via track changes. A free reviewer license is available for feedback and discussion via a built-in panel (TFS/VSTS access required).
Modern Requirements Smart Office4TFS gives development teams another great option for requirements gathering and creation of software specs using familiar Microsoft products, and connecting those documents to the projects they define. This focus on enabling teams of any size to more seamlessly manage the lifecycle of existing and new applications is core to delivering value for our shared customers.
Mitra Azizirad – General Manager, Developer Tools Marketing and Sales, Microsoft
Smart Office4TFS helps bridge the gap between the work that the development team is managing in TFS and stakeholders, customers, vendors that need a document.
Brian Harry – Corporate Vice President, Visual Studio, Microsoft
We got out of the document manufacturing business and experienced a 50% requirements productivity increase in six months while reducing development rework from 25% to 2%.
AVP BA Partner Delivery Services
By having Smart Visio4TFS calculate scenarios for us, then generate test cases automatically and publish them to our TFS testing environment, we were able to reduce our UAT efforts by 50%.
Danielle Stickler – Lead IT Account Manager, Flight Safety International
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