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.

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My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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