Visual Guide to Setting Up and Using Team Foundation Server 2010 (Part 3 – Creating a Team Project)

By | April 16, 2010

This is the Part 3 of the 4 post regarding setup and installation of Team Foundation Server.  This is a visual guide that might help you in you own setup of a Team Foundation Server, please be aware that this will not cover all scenarios of the setup but I will show you my experience in setting up our own Team Foundation Server.

Here are the other parts of the post


Part 1 – Setup and Configuration
Part 2 – Team Project Collection
Part 3 – Creating a Team Project
Part 4 – Trying out your Set Up

Now you have your collection, you can now connect to your collection and start creating your team project.  You can fire up your Visual Studio 2010, choose File -> New -> Team Project.

Step 1 – Connect to a Team Project

It will now ask you for the Team Foundation Server you want to connect to, choose add server.

Step 2 – Selecting a Team Foundation Server

It will present you with an Add/Remove Team Foundation Server dialog.  Press Add.

Step 3 – Add a your Team Foundation Server

Now you can give the Server Instance of your Team Foundation Server.  Press OK.

Step 4 – Properties of the Team Foundation Server

It will now be on the list of servers and choose it on the drop down list.  Press connect.


Step 5 – Selecting from the Project Collection

Once its connected it will ask you now to specify the Team Project Settings.  Now you declare the Name and Description of your team project.

Step 6 – Specifying Team Project Settings

It will now ask you for a process template.

To know what are the differences between two here is the table summary from MSDN

The following table summarizes the main distinctions that exist between the two MSF process templates:

Process areaMSF for AgileMSF for CMMI
Workflow states
  • Active
  • Resolved
  • Closed
  • Proposed
  • Active
  • Resolved
  • Closed
Product planning
  • User Story (Agile)
  • Product Planning Workbook
  • Requirement (CMMI)
  • Change Request (CMMI)
Iteration backlog management
  • Task (Agile)
  • Iteration Backlog Workbook
  • Task (CMMI)
Bug backlog management
  • Bug (Agile)
  • Triage Workbook
  • Bug (CMMI)
Project management
  • Issue (Agile)
  • Issues Workbook
  • Issue (CMMI)
  • Risk (CMMI)
  • Review (CMMI)
Test management
  • Test Case (Agile)
  • Test Case (CMMI)
Audit trailSupportedSupported

for more information you can view it on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms400752.aspx.

We are using Agile in our organization so it would be my choice in this sample.

Step 7 – Selecting a Process Template

It will now ask you for the Team Site Settings, you can now create a SharePoint Site or opt not to do it at this time.

Step 8 – Sharepoint Site Coniguration

Now it will ask you for a source control folder or you can branch from another one.

Step 9 – Source Control Settings

Once finished it will now download the process template from you Team Server.

Step 10 – Team Project Creation

At this point you have successfull created a Team Project.

Step 11- Team Project Creation Finished

You can now try what you have configured, Part 4 – Trying out your Set Up


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