A high-level look at some of the new features includes:
- Improved navigation (really glad to see this).
- Homepages with more/better information allowing you to see a project’s overall status at a glance.
- Simplified UI for project “teams of one” – i.e. if you’re a one-person team, then various team-related features in the UI will be collapsed so they are out of the way.
- E-mail notifications – there’s a UI for setting up quick-n-simple alerts as well as an advanced UI that provides capabilities above and beyond what’s available in TFS 2010 today.
- Forecast Lines – this is a really neat feature that displays a line between work items in your product backlog based on where iterations are projected to fall (based on your current estimates and team velocity). This feature can easily be turned off if it’s not something you care for.
- Improved Task Board editing – updating the Remaining Work and Assigned To fields can now be done directly on the “card” displayed on the task board – i.e. you do not have to open the work item to update these fields.
- Team Foundation Service December Update (Visual Studio ALM Blog)
- December refresh of the Team Foundation Service (Brian Harry’s Blog)