01 August 2006

TFS Sidekicks Release

A new version of the Team Foundation Sidekicks utilities has been released. Version 1.1 introduces a new History Sidekick as well as a new user interface where all Sidekicks are now available within a single UI.

The History Sidekick application pane provides the following features:

  • View version control tree with files and folders (similar to Source Control Explorer)
  • Search item (file or folder) by name and select found item in version control tree
  • View selected item history either for all users or filtered by user
  • Compare file versions selected in history
  • View selected item properties and pending changes
  • View selected item branches tree and selected branch properties
  • View selected item merge history; it is possible to view separately all merges performed with selected item as a merge target (merges to) or with selected item as a source (merges from)
  • Compare merge target and source file versions in history
  • View selected item merge candidates in a tree view; it is possible to select single merge source from the list
  • Compare merge candidate file version with latest version of target file
  • View selected item labels either for all users or filtered by user; the information displayed includes item version in label
  • Compare file versions between two labels

I have to say that I've been using the original Sidekick utilities for a while now and they just keep getting better and better. Thanks go to Attrice for providing these utilities.