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How to: Add or Edit Alerts

Updated: June 2010

You can create alerts for yourself, or for other people, that send an e-mail when events that you specify occur. You receive alerts in e-mail and can obtain additional information about the alert by clicking links in the alert.

NoteNote:

You can create custom alert subscriptions by using Alert Editor, a power tool for Visual Studio. This tool is not supported. For more information, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools - October 2008 Release.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Readers group or have the View project-level information permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To add alerts

  1. With a team project node selected, on the Team menu, click Project Alerts.

  2. Select the check box next to the alerts you want.

  3. For each alert, in the Send to column, add the e-mail addresses of the team members who should receive the alert. You can use a distribution list to simplify managing recipients when team members are added or removed.

  4. For each alert, in the Format column, select HTML or Plain text for the type of e-mail message to be sent.

  5. Click OK to save your alerts for the selected project.

To edit alerts

  1. With a team project node selected, on the Team menu, click Project Alerts.

  2. For each type of alert, you can change the following:

    • Select or clear the check box to turn the alert on or off.

    • In the Send to column, type the e-mail addresses, separated by semi-colons, of the people you want to receive each type of alert.

    • In the Format column, select the format of the e-mail messages for each type of alert.

  3. Click OK to save your changes.

Date

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June 2010

Added hyperlink to Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools - October 2008 Release which contains the Alert Editor.

Customer feedback.

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