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Managing Work Items in Team Explorer

The Work Items node in Team Explorer provides a tree view of the various work item queries for your team project. Double-clicking the individual work item query opens the query for you to work on. Right-clicking the Work Items node displays a series of commands to add or go to a work item, add a query, or add work items using Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel.

How to: Create Work Items

Explains the steps to create different types of work items to track the work that needs to be done.

How to: Find and Edit Work Items Assigned to You

Explains the steps to find the work items assigned to you, and then edit the items listed in the Results View.

How to: Add New Work Item Queries

Explains the steps to create a new work item query in the Query Builder and then add the query to the team project

How to: Edit Work Item Queries

Explains the steps to open queries saved for use by the entire project team or custom queries saved for your own use.

How to: Run Work Item Queries

Explains the steps to run work item queries for specific criteria.