Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On the road again… with TFS On the Road. A free WP7 TFS App (using the TFS OData Services)

PCBL spot - TFS On The Road

“TFS On The Road is a WP7 client for TFS that you have been waiting!!! It is the first TFS Odata Services client application published on Windows Phone 7 Market Place! And the best, it is completely FREE!!!

Click here to download it from the WP7 Market Place.

Requirements to have it running

  • Install the App from WP7 Market Place (App name is “TFS On The Road”)
  • Have a TFS Odata Services instance available

    • The app is based on the TFS OData Services Beta released recently by Microsoft. So you need to have this part working to start using TFS On The Road.

Scenarios to have a TFS OData Service

If you want to access CodePlex TFS, your life is easier because Microsoft already hosted a CodePlex TFS ODATA Service under https://codeplexodata.cloudapp.net/. Besides your TFS username/password you need to know the project collection that you are planning to connect to. Click here to understand better how to connect to CodePlex TFS.

If you want to access your Own TFS you will need to install the TFS Odata Service to your environment and make it available over the web (IIS would be the easier way). To have more information on setting up your environment, click here. Basically when you install the bits there’s a whole documentation with the installation procedure. It would not take much time to have it running.

Once the TFS OData Service is available you can start using the App! Good Job!

5-31-2011 9-44-40 AM…”

This looks like a very cool TFS browser for WP7. And the price is just right… If you’ve got a CodePlex project, and WP7, then this looks like a must have app. :)

Thanks Pedro for the heads! :)


Related Past Post XRef:
Opening TFS to the world via supported "web" API - OData For TFS (Beta) (Oh and you can use OData with CodePlex now too!)

1 comment:

Pedro said...

Hi Greg!
Good to hear that you enjoyed the App. Let's keep this channel opened to gather feedback.