TeamForge Add-Ons

CollabNet Desktop – Microsoft Windows Edition

Powering Team Collaboration
See all of your CollabNet projects and artifacts directly from your desktop. Easy setup tools provide instant access.
Rich native editor allows you to easily manage your artifacts and tasks.
Customize your favorites page and use powerful functions for grouping and sorting your information.
Full support for dynamic planning feature of TeamForge, including in-line editing of artifacts and drag and drop planning and dependency management.
Access Lab Management hosts for remote build and test services directly from your desktop environment.
Use the CollabNet site explorer to manage projects, custom queries, and artifacts that you care about. Automatically stay in sync with the project repositories without leaving your desktop.

Access TeamForge, Subversion and Lab Management functionality from within a rich and powerful Windows client and take advantage of integration with Microsoft Office applications. If you and your team members prefer to stay in a familiar desktop environment, CollabNet Desktop - Microsoft Windows Edition provides a familiar interface, native document editing capabilities, and rich drag-and-drop capabilities.

Built on the same underlying framework as the CollabNet Desktop - Visual Studio Edition, developers can use this desktop, together with their Subversion client of choice, for their development tasks such as source code commits, merging, and conflict resolution. The desktop also includes a powerful Subversion merge client that simplifies the process of merging changes between branches.

Why TeamForge and Microsoft?

Through the Windows desktop, Microsoft developers; IT executives, development managers, product marketing or customer services – all have a view defined by their role and in context of their responsibilities in delivering applications. The common denominator is Microsoft Office, the most prevalent form of business communications -- use Word to edit artifacts or view projects through an Explorer interface.


Save Time; Ease Management

  • Auto-configure related repositories for Subversion and project artifacts automatically when you add a project to your workspace.
  • Choose from a long list of predefined queries, such as active tasks or tasks assigned to me, to get started quickly.
  • No external SSH client needed. Everything the user needs for SSH access is included and automated.

Improve Accuracy

  • Always see the latest information in your development environment with automatic project updates
  • Query results are automatically refreshed with the repository, so users see the latest changes to existing tasks as well as creation of new ones that meet their criteria.
  • View development progress with graphical reports including a burndown chart.

Visual Ease-of-Use

  • Utilize plan editor to see planning folder work items in a grid view and perform in-place edits of status, effort, and other artifact details.
  • Rank artifacts through a simple drag and drop operation
  • Use graphical merge wizard for changes between any two repository paths for tree conflict resolution