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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Managing your work

If you work in a team then odds are you will have a list of requirements describing what you need to build. Scrum teams use product backlogs, traditional teams use functional specifications, and other teams will have their own variations of these. With TFS this information is stored in the various work item types in the team project.

Regardless of the mechanics used for tracking the work to be done, every developer really just wants the answer to one simple question: "What am I meant to be working on now?".

The new task-based Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2012 makes this question much easier to answer. It also makes it simpler to track what you are doing.

In this recipe, we'll show you how to manage your work using Visual Studio ...

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