SocialTFS is an extension of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS) to aggregate teammates’ content from social software into the developer’s workspace.
Current services include CodePlex and TFS as supported CDEs, Twitter, Yammer and StatusNet (both public and corporate) as microblogs, and finally Facebook and
LinkedIn. SocialTFS is developed in C# and available under MPL license.
SocialTFS is part of a research project in the areas of Social Software Engineering and Global Software Development, led by the
Collaborative Development Group at the University of Bari, Italy. SocialTFS
has been developed to support our hypothesis that information shared on social media can work as a surrogate of the social awareness gained during informal chats, thus helping to build trust among members of global
The project has got the
Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Award from Microsoft Research in the 2011 competition. A presentation is available
A plugin for Eclipse-based IDE (Indigo) is also available