Connecting VS 2010 to Team Foundation Service Preview (TFS Azure)

If you have access to TFS Preview and you want to connect to it from Visual Studio 2010, this is what you need to do:

  • Install hotfix KB2581206 (More info on the VS ALM Team Blog)
  • Run Visual Studio 2010, and from Team Explorer, click on “Connect”, then “Add Server”.  Enter the name of your instance, and select HTTPS.
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  • You will be then be prompted to sign in with your LiveID
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  • You will then get the regular prompts to select your collection and team projects.
  • From Team Explorer, you will now be able to view/manage Work Items, Builds, and Source Control.  More should be coming in the future. 
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  • Note that if you want automated builds, you will need to setup your own build server and connect it to TFS Preview, more information here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/09/15/configuring-a-build-server-against-your-shiny-new-hosted-tfs-account.aspx

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).


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