Monday, August 20, 2007

Snag Better Bugs

I've been using TechSmith's SnagIt application for the last year or so [1], and it's been a great help when writing articles and documentation for my BI projects. If you've never seen it (and are too lazy to click on that link before continuing) you should think of it as PrintScrn++ or even PrintScrn#, since it's so darned slick. It has enough features and options that I'm not going to try to list them here (just visit the product page for that) but I just discovered one that truly opened my eyes: SnagIt can now natively output to Team Foundation Server.

That's right - capture your image, edit and tweak as necessary, and publish it to TFS, either as a new work item or as an update to an existing work item. They even have a video showing it in action.

How cool is that? It's never been easier to include screen shots with bug reports, feature requests and other work items. Being a Microsoft developer just keeps getting better...

[1] Thanks to my friend Chris Randall who pointed me to it - it's proven to be just about the best $39.95 I've ever spent.