Visual Guide to Setting Up and Using Team Foundation Server 2010 (Part 4 – Trying out your Set Up)

By | April 16, 2010

This is the Part 4 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 eveything you need you can now create an application, website or any other project type and add it to your team project.  You can do that by right clicking on any current or new project that you may have and Add it to the source control.

Step 1 – Adding Projects to Source Control

It will now ask you what Team Project Location you want to place your application.  You can choose what you had created earlier on.  Press OK.

Step 2 – Selecting the Team Project

Now you can check in and check out any items on the project like similar to the old source safe versions.

Step 3 – Checking In

If you check it in you will be given a dialog box where in you can choose what items to check in and add comments on it.  Click check in.

Step 4 – Check In Properties

To verify if work items are working, right click on the project or any queries and choose New Work item with Microsoft Excel.  Work items are a single unit of work that needs be completed by a certain user which it was assigned to. In many respects they are similar to a “bug” item in bug tracking systems or a “helpdesk “item in a helpdesk tracking system. In each work item you are presented with the following fields to define such as Title, Work Item Type, State, Reason, Assigned To, etc… Work items types can be  a Bug, a Task, a Quality of Service Assessment, Scenario, Customer Story and so forth and these are all defined by the process template you have chosen earlier.

Step 5 – Creating Work Items

Once clicked it will open on Excel and you can create tasks from it, you can save this Excel for later use and from here you can publish work request items such as bugs.

Step 6 – Work item creation from Excel

Once it is submitted you can now view that work item on Visual Studio or

Step 7 – Viewing Work Items on Visual Studio

At the team site.  If this all works for you then you have a successfull installation of Team Foundation Server.

Step 8 – Viewing Work Items on Team Website


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