VSTS: Change Work Item Type

Last week, Microsoft announced the ability to change work item types in VSTS. So if you create a Product Backlog Item, you can change it to a Bug.  This came in handy today as I was entering a bug into VSTS, but I mistakenly entered it as a PBI.

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You can open the Work item, then click on the Options elipsis on the top right, and select “Change type…”

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Enter the new type and enter a reason, then click OK.

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You get the opportunity to review your changes

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Once I save, there is a history record of the change:

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And my Kanban board reflects this change:

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More info on MSDN: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vs/alm/work/backlogs/remove-delete-work-items#change-type

About esteban

Esteban is the Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. He is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. Esteban is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).


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