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A while back an announcement was made that TFSPreview.com had been made available for general testing. Various bloggers at Microsoft put an invitation token in their MSDN blogs so everyone can have a go at it.
In this article series we’ll take a very quick look at what the hosted TFS solution by Microsoft looks like.
Articles currently in the series:
[blockquote]Part 1: Getting Started
Part 2: Connect your development rig (this post)
Part 3: Configuring a Build server to work with TFS preview
Part 4: Connect your project to TFS and create a build definition [/blockquote]
Connect Visual Studio 2010 to your new hosted team project
In order to be able to connect to the hosted TFSPreview team project, you’ll need to comply with the prerequisites I’m listing here.
- Make sure you’re running Visual Studio 2010 SP1
- Install KB2581206 – (KB2581206 – Visual Studio 2010 SP1 TFS Compatibility GDR)
Hook up Visual Studio to your new repository/project
Alright, if you’ve downloaded and installed KB2581206 (which means you’re spinning VS2010 SP1 already) you are read to connect. The procedure to connect to the hosted TFS service is basically the same as if you were to connect to any other TFS repository, which is easy and awesome.
Easy enough. As soon as you’ve downloaded the required tooling to get connected, you can hook up your new cloud-hosted team project in Visual Studio 2010 without any problems. Give it a spin, it flows quite nicely!