TeamLook and TeamSpec have been discontinued.

After more than a decade of developing solutions for Visual Studio and Microsoft Office, TeamSolutions is shutting down. This web site and existing web services that support the products will continue until July 2020. 
Monday, January 6, 2014
TeamSolutions is very pleased to announce the release our latest version of TeamSpec – version 5.1! If you already have TeamSpec installed you will soon be getting a notification that an update is available.

This is a major release and is packed with new features, enhancements, fixes, and incorporates a huge amount of user feedback into the product. 

Please check out our video on some of the new features we’ve added!


Test Results with TeamSpec 2 minutes, 1 seconds

Top 5 Features of TeamSpec Demonstrating the top 5 features of managing Team Foundation Server work items with Microsoft Word using...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

For the third consecutive major release of Visual Studio, TeamSolutions is proud to announce that we will be sim-shipping new versions of TeamSpec and TeamLook to support the latest and greatest features of Team Foundation Server 2013.

Starting with Visual Studio 2010, as a Visual Studio Industry Partner, TeamSolutions has committed to ensuring our customers can continue to use TeamSpec and TeamLook along with the latest version of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Continuing with our improvements for Team Foundation Server Test Case work item support, we’re very happy to say we now have the ability to add Test Case Results to your document! This improves your traceability even more by showing the results of the testing for each requirement right there in your project documentation.

We’ve added it as a simple field you can drag and drop from the Team Spec Index Panel. As with all other TeamSpec Fields refreshing will update the field to the latest value.


Test Results Field

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Lately we have been putting a lot of effort into improving project traceability by using TeamSpec and Microsoft Word. Out of this effort came one of our favorite new features - the ability to create and edit Test Cases right from Word and publish them to Team Foundation Server!

This is great because now you can use the built in editing and review features of Word to author your test cases where they belong - right alongside the relevant Requirements, Product Backlog Items, or User Stories that you’re trying to test.

Just fill out the Test Case Steps table with Actions and Results, adding rows as necessary for additional steps. You can then review the steps as normal Word content before publishing the updates to Team Foundation Server.

Test Cases with TeamSpec

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TeamSolutions will be back in Redmond, WA at the end of this month to attend this year’s Visual Studio Industry Partner Summit. In addition we will also have a booth on display at the Partner Solution Expo to showcase the latest features of TeamSpec and TeamLook, and provide personalized demonstrations and answer questions.

We look forward to meeting other VSIP partners and members of the Visual Studio team!   


Visual Studio Partner

Thursday, June 6, 2013
We receive a lot of feature requests for TeamSpec, and hands down the biggest request over the past few years is what we call “Query Blocks”. Query Blocks allow you to import entire Team Foundation Server (TFS) Queries into your Microsoft Word document. As the query results change TeamSpec will keep your document in sync by detecting these changes and updating or removing work items as necessary.

You’ll find the Query Blocks panel in the right-hand pane within TeamSpec. Double clicking on a query will populate the Results Pane.

Query Blocks Panel

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Recently we were contacted by a customer that had some great questions about inserting Product Backlog Items (PBI) and requirements in general, into his Microsoft Word document using TeamSpec. The idea was to run a Team Foundation Server query that contained all the latest backlog items and then automatically insert that into his specification document. The ultimate result would contain the PBI Title and Description fields, with the title formatted as an H2 numbered multi-level list, followed by the description as normal text.

For example, the PBI imported into TeamSpec appear similar to:


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Recently, we have received a number of questions similar to the following: "I have a heirarchy of Requirements and PBI (Product Backlog Items) as children to those requirements.  How can I represent those easily in my requirements document?"

Fortunately, in our latest version published last month, we now have a deep integration with related work items!

Friday, December 14, 2012

First of all, we want to thank everyone who uses our products and provides the valuable feedback about our applications.  The ideas you suggest really help us determine the “important” features for our customers and what should be given the highest priority.  The feedback about bugs and issues is also extremely valuable as sometimes problems happen to slip through our extremely large test matrix.

This latest versions we released (TeamLook v4.1 and TeamSpec v4.2) were mostly major feature additions from the previous BETA’s with significant bug fixes and performance enhancements.  Additionally we made some changes to the pre-installers which help determine the enormous array of “requirements” to install our software.

The Test Matrix: This can be explained best by this equation…

Office Version (2007 RTM-SP1, 2007 SP2+, 2010, 2013) X Office Language SKU X Team Foundation Client Version (2010, 2012) X...
Monday, December 10, 2012
TeamSolutions is very pleased to announce that we have released our latest version of TeamSpec – version 4.2!  If you already have TeamSpec installed you will soon be getting a notification that there is an update available.

This is a major release for us and it is packed with new features, enhancements, fixes, and incorporates a huge amount of feedback from our customers into the product. 

Support for Word 2013 - TeamSpec is now compatible with Word 2013, Word 2010, and Word 2007. Query Blocks - Link a Team Foundation Server query with your document.  Import the entire query in one action by choosing a skin based on the query results.  Keep your document in sync as the query results change by simply refreshing. Work Item Links - View, create, and modify relationships between work items.  From the index tree quickly see parent-child relationships.  Easily create new related work items or import existing related work items with a single click. Default Skins - Default skins provided for...
Friday, September 21, 2012
This last week at the Visual Studio 2012 launch during the morning Industry Panel, there was a statement that "requirements are now dead" with the new tools VS has launched. We find this assertion a little far reaching and think that requirements are just as important as ever in the ALM process.

Requirements Historically Requirements are the building blocks of how you answer the question "What problem are we trying to solve." Whenever you encounter a problem (which you want to solve) you have to define the problem and define the solution to that problem. This is exactly defining requirements – the required aspects to have a solution to your problem.

Every person thinks different and arrives at solutions in unique ways. The solution might be the same at the end, but everyone thinks about the problem differently. This is the same whether the problem is technical or non-technical. For the case of writing software applications, this might mean...
Monday, September 3, 2012

Some of our customers use TeamLook and TeamSpec in environments where their machines do not have access to the internet for security or firewall restrictions.

In order for our software products to move out of trial mode they must be activated. In the past we have asked these customers whose machines do not have access to activate online to email us their Unique Machine ID and Activation Key. We would then add the entry to our activation server and send back an Offline Activation Token.

To help expedite this process for our customers, we are happy to announce that Offline Activations can be self-serviced on our web site at Of course we are happy to process any requests emailed to us, but we hope the availability of this new feature on our web site will make offline activations a snap.

Monday, February 27, 2012
I just wanted to share some thoughts about the future for both TeamLook and TeamSpec.  2011 was an amazing year for all of our products. As the adoption of Team Foundation Server continues to increase, we saw registrations and sales of TeamLook and TeamSpec reach record levels. Additionally, the free tool we released, TeamBox, has created quite a buzz with the ability to automatically create support work items. Across all our products and tools, we saw customers using our products in ways we never dreamed of, and continuing to provide us with the type of ideas and feedback that we love to plan into our future roadmap.

2012 and beyond are very exciting times for us here at TeamSolutions. The next versions of Team Foundation Server, Outlook, and Word continue to enhance the platform for us to work with.  The new and enhanced functionality provided by the next generation of these products allows us to development some scenarios that...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A new version of TeamSpec is out with a ton of new features and support for TFS 2010 and Word 2010.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Check out the new TeamSpec with support for TFS 2010 and Word 2010 before it hits shelves.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New versions of TeamLook and TeamSpec will be released at the same time as Visual Stuido 2010.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

TeamSpec gets a shout-out in the Software Development Times!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Is your ribbon bar in Word 2007 not showing TeamSpec images? Here's what you should do:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Will TeamSpec and TeamLook support the upcoming VSTS 2010? You bet!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Channel 9 interview Juan about our new product, TeamSpec.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Introducing TeamSpec, a Microsoft Word add-in, that connects Word to your Team Foundation Server. Connect your requirements document to your server, so they can remain relevant and powerful.


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