Bug Tracker in Version Control
Artifacts introduces new concept of bug tracking. Information about bugs is considered an integral part of a project. Just as source code, each bug is stored in a separate text file. Such approach makes bug tracking simple and natural.
No Server Required
Bugs are kept in files and are always available for browsing and editing, even offline. Bugs can be placed under the version control you use for source code. This saves time and effort on installing, configuring and maintaining a separate server just for bug tracking.
Inside Visual Studio
With Artifacts, bugs are managed inside the familiar and convenient Visual Studio environment - the same way as source code. For users who don't have Visual Studio installed, Artifacts can be used with the free and lightweight Visual Studio Shell, providing the same environment for all project members.
In Artifacts there is no need to fill in numerous required fields. Instead, user-defined labels can be assigned to bugs and then used for searching and filtering.