TeamCompanion Behind The Scenes

TeamCompanion is a brand developed by Ekobit d.o.o. Ekobit is an independent IT consulting and development company specializing in providing ICT services and solutions using Microsoft technologies. Founded in 1992., Ekobit participated in many international projects for various vertical industries in Europe and the United States as a consulting, project management and application development partner.

Ekobit is Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with following gold competencies:

  • Gold Application Development
  • Gold Application Integration
  • Gold Application Lifecycle Management
  • Gold Collaboration and Content
  • Silver Data Platform

Ekobit is also a Microsoft Visual Studio Partner.

Why TeamCompanion? Being a part of many large scale projects, we had been constantly looking for a tool that could centrally store and process all project relevant information and enable all project stakeholders to access the information in a way that is suitable for them. This is why we were eager to start using Team Foundation Server back in 2005. After using TFS for some time it occurred to us that there is no easy, natural way to store email communication within TFS. We know for a fact that almost everybody involved in application development projects uses email for project communication purposes and that emails tend to get lost and are rarely stored as part of the project documentation. Another very important fact is that the majority of people use their favorite email software much more often than any other software, especially in business environment. When we asked our early TFS adopters would it make any sense to implement a link between Outlook and TFS and enable users working with TFS within Outlook and enjoying, among other things, the benefit of storing emails within work items, we got very, very positive feedback. That’s how the TeamCompanion’s exciting journey began back in 2007.