The connection that TeamSpec maintains between your requirements document and work items on your Team Foundation Server allows you to publish new content to TFS or refresh your document with content from TFS quickly and easily. You can publish or refresh your whole document, or choose specific work items. And, you can monitor this relationship with a simple, graphical interface.
Query blocks link a section of your document to a query in Team Foundation Server. If work items are added or removed from the query, simply refresh the query block to see the latest results.
It is easy to find what you are looking for in TeamSpec with both queries and a proprietary quick search. TeamSpec's queries are endlessly customizable and are saved, so they are both a search tool and an invaluable organizational tool. The quick search helps you find what you need when you need it. It combines all the power of a query with the convenient, intuitive interface of a search engine.
Save time and tailor your requirements document to you exact needs. TeamSpec skins are fully customizable templates that organize references to work items in your document. Use skins to quickly bring work items into your document or as frameworks for creating new work items. Even use TeamSpec skins to prepopulate prescribed fields for new work items.
TeamSpec is powerful even when not connected to TFS. When working away from your server, you can still view and edit any work items in your TeamSpec documents. Then just push your new content to TFS when you return. Also, you can send a TeamSpec document to a collaborator who doesn’t have TeamSpec installed, and they can view and edit work items then send it back to you for publication.
The Test Management features within TeamSpec allow you to import, update, and publish your test cases right where they belong - alongside your requirements! With TeamSpec you can easily create documents showing the relationship between Product Backlog Items, User Stories, or any other requirement type greatly improving your traceability.