Advantages of TeamAlerts as compared to the standard meansfeatures of VSTS:
- Two types of subscriptions: project subscriptions (available only for TFS administrators) and personal (“my”) subscriptions (available for all TFS users).
- Reducing the number of subscriptions; by setting subscriptions to send alerts not to fixed e-mail addresses but to dynamically detected (in runtime) ones.
- Custom e-mail notification templates can be set up.
- Simplifying the process of setting notifications (service itself dynamically determines the correct mailing address by the specified field).
- The ability of project and personal subscriptions.
While creating TeamAlerts, the software developers were thinking about user convenience in managing subscriptions for users. Developers tried to take into account basic wishes from specialists working with TFS. The application adds the functionality to VSTS it still misses, thus making team software development more convenient and synchronized. As a result, a web application to TFS TeamAlerts is a valuable combination of functionality and simplicity at the same time.
TeamAlerts web-site allows to download full-functional copy of the application which can be used free of charge for 30 days.