Bulk Operation by Excel

Feb 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Hi there,

does the TFS Aggregator works also by bulk operations done by Excel. For example: When you change more then 100 WorkItems by Excel und publish the results. Does this works well or will the amount of events possible results in Server TimeOuts?

best regards


Feb 23, 2011 at 1:44 PM
Edited Feb 28, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I have never tried bulk operations. In theory it would work fine, but it is because of untested scenarios like this, that I keep the status of TFS Aggregator at Beta.


If you test it and it does or does not work please let me know.


Jul 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Hi There,

We have installed TFS 2010 & the TFS-Aggregator .

But when we change a bulk of (30 or more)  work items the server looks like it is running fine But All the Clients connected are stuck for a few minutes.

Stuck = The Visual Studio Doesn't Respond.



Jul 7, 2011 at 6:16 PM

I have seen this as well, and I am not really sure how to fix it.

Currently I don't recommend using TFS Aggregator if you do bulk operations with TFS.

Jul 10, 2011 at 7:26 AM

Do  you think this could be solved by using - Threads ?

Sep 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Hi there,

Solution Found By using a Queue - Please see Site : http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/assafstone/archive/2011/07/29/how-to-write-a-robust-tfs-server-plugin-with-job-extensions.aspx