Microsoft has officially launched the TFS Azure service preview also known as TFS in the cloud. I am sure not all of us would be upgrading our base machines by installing Visual Studio 2011 which is still in preview to work with TFS Azure. The good news is that it is possible to work with TFS Azure using Visual Studio 2010. In this blog post, I’ll be showing you how to set up a developer machine with Visual Studio 2010 and connecting to TFS Azure.
Set Up A New Machine with Visual Studio 2010 to Work with TFS Azure
- Install Visual Studio 2010
- The Installation in progress…
- Click finish when the Installation is complete.
- At this point, the development environment version would be ‘Version 10.0.30319.1’.
- Download and Install Visual Studio Service Pack 1 - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23691.
- Wait for the Service pack installation to complete.
- Download KB2581206 – Hosted TFS patch for SP1 - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=212065&clcid=0x409. You can also download this from the ‘download software’ section from the .tfspreview.com">http://<YourCollectionName>.tfspreview.com website.
- Next… next, wait for the KB2581206 patch to complete installation and click finish.
- Now check the development environment version – it should be version 10.0.40219.1.
- You are good to go now, try connecting to the TFS azure server from Visual Studio 2010 and you will not get any error messages. Click Connect to TFS icon from Visual Studio 2010 Team Explorer and enter the server details as shown in the screen shot below:
- Enter the credentials when prompted for it and you should be able to select your team project when successfully authenticated.
In this blog post, we saw how to set up the development environment with Visual Studio 2010 and connect to TFS Azure.