The team project portal is the single location you can visit for information about the team project. If the process template used to create your team project included a project portal, or if a portal was added later, your project portal may include the following:

  • Announcements about the team project.
  • Links to team project documents.
  • Process guidance documentation.
  • Reports about work items, bugs, code check-ins, current builds, or test results.
  • Links to other files, folders, or Web pages.

For more information about the layout and use of your project portal, see the process guidance documentation for your project.

Note   If you are a team member, visit the project portal frequently to view the latest announcements and documents, view a current list of the work items assigned to you, or examine the status of the latest build.

The team project portal is created as a Web site in Windows SharePoint Services, is available from either within Team Explorer or from the Web browser, and gives users the information necessary to quickly understand the status of a team project. Because the project portal is composed of Web parts, you can create a customized version of the project portal. Besides the standard information displayed on the project portal, you can add Web parts that connect to other data sources inside and outside the project.