"User Story" or "Product Backlog Item" or "Bug" work item template take long time to save when added to "Requirement" category in TFS 2012

by XDK 9. December 2015 08:53

Explanation:
You may experience "User Story" (MSF Agile template) or "Product Backlog Item" (Scrum template) or "Bug" (Scrum template) work item templates take long time to save when added to "Requirement" category in TFS 2012. These work items save in no time when removed out of "Requirement" category.

Requirement category in scrum template

   <CATEGORY refname="Microsoft.RequirementCategory" name="Requirement Category">
    <DEFAULTWORKITEMTYPE name="Product Backlog Item" />
    <WORKITEMTYPE name="Bug" />
   </CATEGORY>

Requirement category in MSF agile template

  <CATEGORY name="Requirement Category" refname="Microsoft.RequirementCategory">
    <DEFAULTWORKITEMTYPE name="User Story" />
  </CATEGORY> 

Solution:
The mentioned behavior is a known issue. Hotfix available at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2938788

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Azure DevOps on-premises | TFS 2012

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