Team Foundation Service Preview – Connect Visual Studio 2010 to Your TFS Preview Account

Team Foundation Service Preview – Connect Visual Studio 2010 to Your TFS Preview Account

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UPDATE June 11, 2012 - This blog post series has been updated by our new beginner's guide hosted here.

 

This blog post is part of the Beginner’s Guide series with the goal to get you productive fast.

Visual Studio can work seamlessly with the source, tasks, and builds stored in TFS. This post shows you how to connect Visual Studio to your TFS Preview Account.

1
Download the software.
 

You need to ensure that you are running Visual Studio 2010 SP1 on your (local) computer
and that you install KB2581206.

2
Open Visual Studio 2010. In Team, select Connect to Team Foundation Server…
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3
Click Servers…
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Click Add…
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5
Type your TFS Preview account URL

This is the same URL you use to access your account online.

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6
Click OK to add the server.

Click Close to return to the Connect screen.

Select your team project and click Connect.

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That’s it! You have now connected your IDE to your very own Team Foundation Server in the cloud. How cool is that?

What’s next? Now you can:

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  • Hi Gregg

    Do you have any invitation codes to spare for the tfs preview program?

    Thanks

  • Hi Gregg

    Thanks so much for the quick response and thanks much for the code. I tried it immediately ,but got this error

    *The code provided is not a valid invitation code. Upon checking Harry's blog it turns out that the key is "TfsDecUpdate". Just in case any one else can use.

    Thanks again

  • Brian Harry has posted an invitation code on his blog. It is: TfsDecUpdate.

    (Thanks to SR for pointing out that I had posted the wrong invite code before. This comment should have the updated code :-)

  • Great ! :)

    could you please send me an invitation code to my id abu-ghareeb@hotmail.com

    thak you very much :)

  • Hello Gregg,

    Can I use Visual Studio 2008 with TFS? Thanks!

  • Yes. This should be available by the team Visual Studio vNext ships. (Sorry, can't give you a date on that)

  • Trying to connect to the newly created Team Foundation Service Preview from VS10 but I am getting the TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server error. Any hints on how to resolve this?

    Thanks,

    Ben

  • Ben, you might try looking at the forums. There are several posts regarding this error. Here's the search URL:

    social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../en-US

  • When trying to connect the following error occurs:

    TFS air not available  from server mycompany.tsfpreview.com/tfs

  • When trying to connect the following error occurs:

    TFS air not available  from server mycompany.tsfpreview.com/tfs

  • as of 2012-03-01 there is still no way to connect VS 2010 SP1 to TFS 11 Beta.  Every time you try, you will get this error:

    The 'Microsoft.TemFoundation.Client.ServicesHostPackage,blah blah blah'... package did not load correctly.

    The problem may have been caused by a configuration change of by the installation of another extension.  

    There is no cure for this error at the moment.  Perhaps when TFS 11 goes RTM this will be fixed?

  • @Roberto : You need to install the patch KB2581206 (as stated above) to get it working

  • Entered information as per this walkthrough to add my tfspreview url to VS 2010, but am getting HTTP Code 203: Non-Authoratative Information and thus, cannot connect. Advice?

  • I'm getting the same error message as Bob Baker

  • Sorry - installing kb KB2581206 takes care of the error.

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