Connect Visual Studio to TFS
Connect Visual Studio to your team project in TFS so that you can use TFS to share your code, build your apps, and improve collaboration with your customers and your team members.
Create a team project
Once you've created your Team Foundation Service account, you'll want to create a team project. A team project is where you store all your source code, as well as tasks and builds. It's also a good way to get a team together to do some great work!
Go to your home page - https://[your account].visualstudio.com - to create a team project.
Name your project and choose a process template.
The process template defines how you manage your work: as a Scrum project, a general Agile project, or a more formal CMMI style project. Choose the template that's best for your team.
Click Create Project, wait a few moments, and you're ready to go!
Done. You have your very own Team Foundation Service in the cloud. Now, let's connect it to Visual Studio.
Connect Visual Studio to your team project
If you haven't already, install Visual Studio 2012.
You can use Visual Studio 2010, but you'll need to install Service Pack 1 and KB2662296 first.
Or, you can use Visual Studio 2008 SP1, with this GDR update.
Open Visual Studio from your team project page - https://fabrikamfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/FabrikamFiber, for example.
Your TFS account shows up in Visual Studio in Team Explorer.
Now you're connected. You're ready to check in source, queue builds, and manage work.
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