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How to integrate Microsfot Visual Studio 2005 with Team Foundation Server?

You can follow the below steps to integrate VS 2008 with TFS:

Setting up the Team Explorer:

1. Download and install Visual Studio Team System 2005 Team Explorer.

2. Apply Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.

3. Install the Visual Studio Team System 2005 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010 (Installer).

Connecting to TFS:

1. Open Visual Studio 2005. Click "Connect to Team Foundation Server..."  under the menu "Tools":

2. Click on "Servers...", then click on "Add...", enter the Server URL plus your organization ID on your TFSHosted account. For example:

If you have forgot the url, you can check it in the Hosted Portal.

3. Enter the credentials to log in:

4. Now you are connected to TFS and ready to work:

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30th of May, 2012

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