Team Foundation Task Board Enhancer: version 2.7.9 released


New release of Team Foundation Task Board Enhancer

This version only works on TFS 2012 with update 2 or update 3 installed, TFS 2012 (RTM or with Update 1) is no longer supported (you can still use version 0.7.6).

New Features in this release

This version brings some parity of features between the kanban board and the task board. It adds too much needed features to the kanban board.

Kanban Board new features

It now shows on the kanban board the blocked status of a kanban card


And it also adds support for tags on the kanban board


Task Board new features

If you set the preference to show the work item type in the requirements category and if the task board contained more than work item type then the work item type would be displayed. In this version besides seeing the work item type a color will also be shown for better visibility of different work items in the requirement category


If you are using tags and enabled the preferences to show the tags counter, you could see the number of tags a card had associated, in this new version you can also see the tags associated with requirements



This version only works on TFS 2012 with update 2 or 3, there is no version for TFS 2012 (RTM or Update 1)

For Update 2 and upwards Download version 2.7.9 of the extension

31 thoughts to “Team Foundation Task Board Enhancer: version 2.7.9 released”

  1. Hi

    thanks for the update. I like the feature where you give requirements a color. However the same color is used for bugs and user stories on my board. It is displayed in purple. Bug?


  2. Ok found the issue. I use german TFS and you check for the english names only. I changed it a little bit and it is working now. :)

    1. So a german TFS has a translated category name or I’ve messed up somewhere. :-)

      hummm send me the category name of the requirements and I will incorporate it on the next release.


  3. When I switch users on the task board, it will show all of the done tasks even when it is set to hide them. Whenever I switch users, I must now toggle it to show and then back to hide, in order to work around this.

    Thank you for your work on this extension! It is valuable to my team.

    1. I have been able to reproduce this and I’ve filled a bug against.

      If you select a user that has a requirement/task assigned to him and the requirement is expanded/unhided when you selected the user, what do you consider the correct behaviour? don’t open it? or hide it again when you select a different user on the filter?

      A workaround for now would be to refresh the board (there is a button on the toolbar)


      1. I think the correct behavior in that case would be to hide it when switching user, if it does not apply to that user. And then show it if switching to a user it does apply for.


        1. I was afraid you were going to say that. :-)

          I really have to think of the right behaviour (and i’m aware whatever i choose, someone will complain :-))

  4. Hi Tiago –
    Thanks for publishing this update. I installed this new extension and tested the “change color of tasks based on type” but it does not seem to be working for me.

    Currently my “task board” only shows items which are in the Task Category. So I duplicated the Task.xml and created TestTask.xml making necessary changes to it allow for different types. I also added TestTask to the set of types in Categories.xml, then I uploaded the new WITD and the new Categories.xml.

    So I am able to create either a “Task” or “TestTask” for a given Requirement (i.e. user story) but both Task and TestTask all appear the same – blue.

    Am I missing something?

    1. I think I see what may be the issue. I may have read too quickly what your change does. It seems it gives you the ability to change different colors to the various top level items (i.e. requirement category items) in the task board, not the actual tasks.

  5. Tiago,

    I have a request for a new feature on the task board when you get the chance. I would like to have the ability to add a new PBI/Bug (working within the Scrum template), just like on the home screen.


  6. Tiago, great extension!

    2 questions:

    1 – Under what license is this released?
    2 – Both .min.js and .debug.js are minified, is this intentional?


    1. 2) Yes it’s on purpose
      1)The license is available on the section License in

      I will quote it here for convenience purposes

      “Team Foundation Task Board Enhancer is free, as in free beer not speech.

      It is NOT open source. You can download it and install it on as many Team Founder Server servers as you like (on premises version only).

      There are NO WARRANTIES. None of any kind, you may use the software at your own risk.

      Distribution or redistribution of this software is not permitted, you may not resell ,directly profit from it or make changes to provided software.

      Any software that is distributed with the extension may have it’s own licensing”

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