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How to: Open Work Items from an Alert

When you set a work item alert, you receive an e-mail whenever the selected event occurs. The alert e-mail you receive has a summary of the work item, and includes additional information about the event that occurred. For example, if you have set an alert to inform you if your work items change, the alert contains a summary of the changes that were made to the work items that changed. You can open work items from the alert if you need access to information that is not in the alert summary.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Readers group or have the View work items in this node permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To open a work item from an alert

  1. Open the alert e-mail.

  2. Click the work item type and number at the top of the e-mail.

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