When you connect to TFS from a Dev11 client, you will see a whole new Team Explorer. Here’s what you’ll see (I am already connected to a team project)…
I won’t go into all the new features of Team Explorer, but I will tell you why it is so different. We decided to provide a single tool window in Visual Studio that could hold most (if not all) of the Team Foundation features. So, we enumerated all of our Tool Windows and modal dialogs (there were quite a few) and reimagined them in a single tool window. Now, we didn’t change everything, but we took the most compelling scenarios and gave them a new experience and a new home.
We also took a lot of those modal dialogs and remade them into pages in this new tool window. So, you aren’t blocked waiting on server calls to finish.
Let’s break it down:
1) The toolbar
2) The page navigator
3) The page
Next, I will dive into the page that we built for Builds (I think you’re going to love it).