Use the Search box to find work items by ID or keyword
Both Team Web Access and Team Explorer have a search function you can use to quickly find a specific work item or a group of items. You can search by ID, status, a keyword or phrase within the Title or Description fields, a specific state, or a work item type. You can also find work items based on who created them or who they are assigned to.
You must be a member of the Readers group or have your View work items in this node permission set to Allow. See Change permission levels.
To find work items by a field other than ID, you can type a filter or add a filter to the search box by opening the shortcut menu and then choosing from the options. In Team Explorer, you can choose the Clear button to remove content from the search box. To switch your context to the search box from within Visual Studio, choose Ctrl+'.
Or, you can also type these shortcuts into the search box:
A =for Assigned To, (for example, A:Annie or A=@me).
C for = Created By, (for example, C:Peter or C=@me).
S for = State, (for example, S=New).
T for = Work Item Type, (for example, T=Task).
Use the @Me and @Today macros to specify your user name or today’s date.
Use the =, :, and – operators to specify the operations Equals, Contains, and Not, respectively.