Create a work item and link it to an existing Outlook Email using the UI you are already familiar with. Come back to the same email and load up the latest state of the work item to instantly know its progress.
TMO Supports custom work item types in TFS and Visual Studio Team Services. You can use any custom work item types defined in your team projects with TMO.
Latest Release 188.8.131.52
Please find below answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Please click here to download the latest version of TMO. Once downloaded double click the downloaded executable file to start the installation process. TMO will by default install itself to directory C:\Program Files\vi8\tmo
TMO automatically generates a 10 day demo license for you to evaluate the product. Post the initial trial period you need a TMO subscription to continue using TMO. Right now we are running a special promotion and are offering annual subscription for just $5 per month instead of usual $19.99 per month! You can cancel your subscription at any time that you like. You can purcahse a subscription from the Help screen after installing. So please download the product make the best of this offer!
We offer customized prcing and support options to teams or organizations who need Enterprise or Bulk licensing. To know more please drop us a note on [email protected]
On some computers running Windows Defender we have noticed that Windows Real Time Protection Service causes a delayed loading of Outlook Add-Ins (not just TMO). We are actively discussing this with Microsoft. You can try and add an exclusion for Outlook in the Windows Real Time Protection Service and then relaunch Outlook to quickly test if that is indeed the case. Please click here to know more about how you may add this exception. In the linked article follow steps 1, 2 and then jump to step 7 and type “Outlook.exe” (without quotes). Please bear in mind that this might render Outlook vulnerable to virus and other malware attacks so please do this at your own risk!
TMO generates logs only in case of errors. The log files are located in %AppData%\vi8\tmo\logs folder where %AppData% is the standard environment variable defined on Windows. If you see any exceptions there please do email us the logs at [email protected]. You may also find logs created by Outlook in the Event Viewer of your system.
Of course and that’s great, thanks! We would love to hear from you on how we can make the product better. Please email us your feedback on [email protected] or alternatively use the Feedback button built into the product itself to send us your suggestions. Thanks again!
TMO generates a few log files in case it runs into problems. However there could be potential situations when Outlook refuses to load TMO. To see what is preventing Outlook from loading TMO you can either look at the Application Logs in the Windows Event Viewer or you can set up a system environment variable that forces Outlook to show the errors it is facing. To do this follow the steps as explained here to add a system environment variable with the name of VSTO_SUPPRESSDISPLAYALERTS and set its value as 0 (zero). Then close and launch Outlook again. This time Outlook should show you an error message detailing the problem it is facing. Copy that error text and please email us on [email protected]
TMO bridges a much needed gap in the Application Lifecycle Management process. Outlook is a key tool for communications within any enterprise. To have the ability of linking work items in TFS with Outlook's emails, tasks and appointments is fantastic! TMO has certainly helped us make a giant leap within our ALM processes.
We heavily use TMO with Outlook calendar appointments. After every client meeting a user story is created within TFS linked to the appointment in Outlook. This is brilliant for us as at any given time we can tell the clients our progress on that day's meeting's action item simply by opening up that User Story and its linked TFS work items right from within Outlook. This has reduced the turn around time of our client status updates by around 27%!