Tracking is a big thing for project management and planning. However, time/work/task entering is easy forgettable and time wasting activity. Can we do the work and just let the system track it for me instead of me entering?

Wrote a little Outlook AddIn so I can read the request from email (Do you want to enforce opening tickets for everything?), do the work, and then right-click on the email to track it into TFS.

  1. Create a Outlook AddIn project
  2. Create custom action menus
  3. Create custom event handlers
  • Create TFS task
  • Update TFS task
  • Refresh TFS task
  • Display work item info in the Outlook using user property

Let me know if you are interested for the executable and/or source code (C#)

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