The information in this post applies to connecting Visual Studio 2008 to Team Foundation Server 2010, 2012, 2013.
Before beginning I am assuming that you already installed Visual Studio 2008 on your workstation and did the following:
Install the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer.
Reapply Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Installer).
Download and install the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010, 2012, 2013 (Installer).
Now you will perform the following steps to connect to your Team Foundation Server from Visual Studio 2008:
Open the Tools menu and click on the “Connect to Team Foundation Server…” option.
Click on the “Servers…” button.
Click the “Add…” button.
Supply http://blah:8008/tfs/YourCollectionName for the server name field where “blah” is the Team Foundation Server for your account and “YourCollectionName” is the collection name.
When prompted, supply your sign-in credentials.
Click on the…
Have you ever thought to yourself that the development experience in SharePoint is quite frankly a pain? That there are no real best practices or guidance about how to conduct application development or how to use an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) process?
I was introduced today to the link below on msdn that offers a series of articles whose goal is to define some best practices and offer guidance on how to conduct an ALM process using tools such as Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
Most of the articles are still under construction, but this definitely looks like a link to keep handy.
The link is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/cc990283.aspx.