To satisfy my curiosity, as I’ve done in the past, I wanted to see what’s new in my favorite process template, so I downloaded the 2013.3 and 2013.4 versions and compared them using the tf folderdiff command …
tf folderdiff “Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2013.3” “Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2013.4” /recursive
This launches the Folder Difference tool, where we can see that there are only a few differences between the versions:
Other than the obvious metadata (name and version) differences, I only saw a few differences:
- SQL Query updates (mostly changing identifier case) in the Backlog Overview and Velocity reports
- A new BugWorkItems section in ProcessConfiguration.xml – probably to support the new bugs on the backlog capability (for the other process templates)
- Removed Backlog Priority from the Details section for both Product Backlog Item and Bug work item types
- In the ProcessConfiguration.xml file, Test Plans, Test Suites, and Shared Parameters now have defined colors.
In summary, it seems that this was a pretty small update, with only minor changes.