December 6, 2012

Team Foundation Sidekicks for 2012 available

Filed under: 2012,Team Foundation Sidekicks,tfs,Visual Studio — nikolays @ 2:35 pm

Team Foundation Sidekicks for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012 is available!

This release functionality is mainly identical to the version of Sidekicks for Visual Studio 2010, with support of TFS both on premise and in-the-cloud (Team Foundation Service).

For 2012 we support both stand-alone client application and Visual Studio integration package; the latter uses VS 2012 extension registration mechanism and is available through VS Extensions Manager. Note that there are separate installations for stand-alone app and VS package.

As always, we would be happy to hear your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the blog or reach us at tfs_at_attrice_dot_info.


  1. We have been running TFS 2010 (on a network server) and VS 2010 with Sidekicks 3.1 (installed locally). Recently management upgraded to VS 2012 (while not upgrading TFS 2010). Your site seems to imply that I must continue with Sidekicks 3.1, but I have yet to figure out how to do that. Sidekicks are present if I open VS 2010, but I cannot find them in VS 2012. Suggestions?

    Comment by Rich Wilson — February 18, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

  2. The Sidekicks version you currently have doesn’t support VS 2012. Please download and install our new Team Foundation Sidekicks 4.5 for Visual Studio 2012.

    Comment by nikolays — February 20, 2013 @ 8:00 am

  3. I keep receiving an error when I first start up TFS Sidekicks 4.5 “Application cannot read registry”. I’m installing Sidekicks on a client machine. Our server is running TFS 2012 and the client machine is running VS2012 as well as TFS Powertools 2012. Any suggestions?

    Comment by Ryan — February 22, 2013 @ 11:17 am

  4. Ryan, please try to run TFS Sidekick 4.5 as Administrator user.

    Comment by nikolays — February 26, 2013 @ 8:03 am

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