Areas and iterations not updating

Looking at the default iteration path structure that is delivered by the SCRUM process template, we see an iteration path structure wherein the release nodes are created directly under the root node and the sprintnodes are created directly under the release node, as shown in the figure below. Looking at the effort that is needed to maintain the default configurations, we will see that the default configurations are not as efficient as we would think upfront. Let’s first start with the effort that is needed to maintain the current sprint related queries of the SCRUM process template.To make these current sprint related queries work for a new sprint, you have to change their iteration path value each time the current sprint changes. For one sprint this may be acceptable, but in case of having 26 sprints each year and multiple teams working this way, maintaining the default configuration leads to a significant waste of time. Solution 1 – Implementing a placeholder node in the iteration path for the current sprint/iteration (prior to VS2013.5) The first solution I have, is relevant for all versions of Visual Studio prior to VS2013 Update 5.Returning to the worksheet presented in Figure 1, we find that after enabling iterative calculations in the workbook, the formulas function properly and calculate the correct amount of tax for both the federal and state income tax returns, as shown in Figure 3.Many Excel users view circular referencing formulas as errors.

During my work as an ALM consultant, I get a lot of questions about how to define a stable iteration (and area) path structure in your TFS Team Project.

Many users take advantage of Excel's Formula Auditing functions to identify circular referencing formulas and change them so that the circular references disappear.

However, it is not always necessary to eliminate these references if you understand why they have appeared, what impact they have, and how to ensure that the presence of these formulas is not affecting the accuracy of the worksheet.

However, the iteration won't show up in the new story window, refreshing VS, restarting VS, switching to other project, nothing helps.

I'm a project administrator in the team project, and created the iteration with the same user that i'm trying to use it with. Tested on other workstation with other user with sufficient permissions also doesn't help. Make sure "Team Foundation Background Job Agent" is running on the server hosting your TFS instance and it is running under a service account. A little bit late but we encountered the same problem.

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