TFS Preview is just that – a preview.  So things may not be where you’d think they are, especially if you’re used to the current version of Team Foundation Server.

I was recently asked (twice), “Okay, so I’ve got my account and project collection established, how do I get more people added to the environment so we can do some team development?”

TFS PreviewHere’s the quick way:

  1. Log in to your TFS preview site (https://<whatever>.tfspreview.com)
  2. Click on Collections at the top, and select the collection (most likely “Default Collection”) to which you want to add users.
  3. You’ll see a list of Team Foundation groups at the left.  Select the group (or create a new one) to which you want to add users.
  4. You’ll see information about the selected group at the right.  Click the “add members” link under Group Membership.
  5. In the dialog, enter:
    1. An email address of the user to add, if they are not already in the system.  Remember that this email address needs to be a Live ID, as currently that’s the only authentication type supported for TFS Preview.
    2. The display name (select from the drop-down list) of the user to add, if they already exist in the system.
  6. Click “Save Changes”
  7. Send the user the URL (https://<whatever>.tfspreview.com) and have them log in with their associated Live ID, and they should be set.

For a broader overview of setting up groups, users, and security, I recommend taking a look at this video tutorial.  There are several other video tutorials that you can watch, all from the Administration page on your TFS Preview site.