I have been keeping my source control in Team Foundation Server for years, but have faultered when it comes to using Work Items. Oh, I have tried a few time and then stopped for various reasons. Today I thought it would be good to clean up the old work items and try again. This turned out to be a bit of an issue. There is not right-click delete, selection all and then choose delete from the action menu.
So how do you delete a Work Item?
I finally found it the WitAdmin command line tool, part if the Team Foundation Server Power Tools, allows you to destroy work items by id.
Usage: witadmin destroy /collection: collectionUrl /id: id
Example: witadmin destory /collection:http://tfs.example.com:8080/DefaultCollection /id:112345
This allowed me to delete the work items, good thing was that I didn't have that many to delete.