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The default Agile TFS template ships with three states: New, Active and Closed. A common question that I am asked is how to add an extra stage to the TFS taskboard. While this is not trivial in TFS 2012, it’s really not that hard once you know how, and is being made easier in newer versions of TFS. Figure: We will demonstrate adding a ‘Testing’ column. Step 1: Ensure that you are an administrator of the Team Project you are updating Step 2: Download the Team Foundation Server 2012 Power Tools - In Visual Studio select Tools, and then Extensions and Updates Figure: Select Online from the left menu, enter Team Foundation 2012 in the search field, click the Download button on Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Power Tools Step 3: Export the Task Work Item Type To add a new column to the task board, we need to add that status to the work item type definition. Figure: From the Tools menu select, Process Editor, then Work Item Types and then Open WIT from Server Figure: Expand the correct Team Project and select the Task work item type. Step 4: Add the Testing state to the Task WIT Figure: Select the Workflow tab. Open the toolbox and drag a State component onto the design surface. Right click on the new State, select Properties and set the Name property to Testing Figure: Select the Transition Link component from the toolbox. Now click on the Active state and drag... ... [Read More]