Accessing TFS 2010 from Visual Studio 2008 or 2005

After installing TFS 2010, in order to connect to it from VS 2008 or 2005, you must install the Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010.  You can download the 2008 version here, and the 2005 version here.  Note that you have to have Service Pack 1 installed before you can apply the update. 

Once the update is installed, you need to disconnect from the old TFS 2008 (even if 2010 is on the same server) and reconnect.  The server name should be entered in this format:  :8080/tfs”>http://:8080/tfs.  That is assuming that you used the default port number and virtual directory.

About esteban

Esteban is the Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. He is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. Esteban is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).

3 thoughts on “TFS 2010 Dashboards with SharePoint 2010 (MOSS)

  1. Jose Medero

    Hi Esteban, i am working on integrating my company’s TFS 2010 with a SharePoint 2010 portal. I have been looking that several blogs shows that when the configuration is done they get several dashboards. In my case the only dashboard that was created was “My Dashboard”. Wath do I need to get other dashboards like the ones mentioned in your article.

    I am working on a sharepoint 2010 farm single server test enviroment with my production TFS 2010. My configuration goes as follows:
    – TFS 2010 Standard
    – SharePoint 2010 Enterprise
    – Sql 2008 r2 Enterprise with Report Server in Integrated Mode.
    – SP has been integrated with reporting services.

  2. Esteban Garcia

    Jose,
    Do you see any errors in the Team Project creation log? I seem to remember running into this before, and I think it had to do with permissions during the creation of the Team Project, but I may be mistaken. Can you take a look at your log file and let me know?

  3. Bob Cronin

    I know this is an old post Esteban, but it saved me today. Thanks for publishing!


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