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Sharing Work Items and Queries with Team Members (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Visual Studio 2010

You can send the details about a particular work item, a list of work items, or a work item query by e-mail to team members, clients, or other interested parties. Also, you can create hyperlinks to these items that recipients can open, view, save, and modify if they have the necessary access and permission to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.

You can organize and share your queries and team queries by using folders and subfolders. Your queries are located in the following two folders under Work Items:

  • My Queries: Only you can display queries in this folder. When you create queries for your own use, you can save them in the My Queries folder. For example, you might create a query to find all active tasks that are assigned to you. Because the query is focused on your own work, you can save it in your My Queries folder.

  • Team Queries: The whole team can display queries in this folder. For example, you might create a query that is named All Work Items, which each team member must run. To make this query accessible to others, you can store it under Team Queries.


You must use Team Explorer in Visual Studio to set permissions for queries and query folders. When you access queries and query folders by using the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse, the permissions that you set by using Team Explorer in Visual Studio are used.


Supporting Content

Organize and share your work item queries. You can share your work item queries by storing them under Team Queries, you can organize them by using folders and subfolders, and you can define who can view, modify, and delete these items.

Organize and Set Permissions on Work Item Queries (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Share work item data. You can send a hyperlink to a work item by e-mail.

Share Work Item (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Share a work item query. You can use e-mail to share a work item query (.wiq) file or a hyperlink that runs a work item query. Recipients can then open, save, and modify the query.

Share a Work Item Query (Team Explorer Everywhere)