The activity stream can be viewed in two modes within the TeamPulse xView: unpinned (default) and pinned.
When the activity stream is unpinned a small badge will appear near the TeamPulse logo in the upper-left area of the screen.
The number on the badge indicates the number of stream entries that have amassed since the last time you viewed the stream, and will change color to indicate the importance of the messages. A tool tip will appear on mouse-over indicating the individual count of flagged and unflagged items.
Clicking the badge will display the stream overlayed upon the existing page content. The stream can then be closed by clicking the badge or anywhere else outside the stream area.
The activity stream can be pinned to the right side of the xView screen so that it is always visible. To pin the activity stream, open the stream in the unpinned view and then click the pin link.
When the activity stream is pinned, the notification badge icon will no longer appear. When new stream entries are detected the pinned stream will present a notification inline, which you can click to retrieve the latest unread entries.
In order to bring attention to items of greater importance, some items in the stream may appear as flagged. It is also possible to view flagged items exclusively, which can be accomplished by clicking the 'Only flagged' button.
Work item changes
Items in the stream will often represent changes to work items within one of the projects you have access to. These entries will generally provide a description of the change along with a link to the item itself within TeamPulse. If permissible, a Comment link will be available which when clicked will allow you to directly comment on the item from the stream.
Shared messages represent comments made by other users directly into the activity stream, rather than attached to an individual work item within TeamPulse. These entries will indicated the author's name and the content they shared, along with a Reply link to facilitate conversation.
To share something new simply submit your desired content into the text area provided.
Mentioning is the act of calling out a person in a shared message or comment and can be useful to bring something to their attention or to facilitate a conversation. To mention someone, type the @ symbol followed by their username.
To help you find the person you want to mention, as soon as the @ symbol is entered, a box appears below the input area that searches as you type. Once you've found the right person in the list, press Enter or Tab to select them, or select them with the mouse.
In order to provide a rich viewing experience, the activity stream supports a subset of Markdown syntax that can be used to enhance your content when submitting shared messages or comments. The supported features are as follows:
| ||Example ||Result |
|This is **important** text ||This is important text |
| ||This is __important__ text || |
|This is *important* text ||This is important text |
| ||This is _important_ text || |
|Check out this [link](http://www.example.com), it should help. ||Check out this link, it should help. |
| ||Check out this link: http://www.example.com ||Check out this link: http://www.example.com |