Getting Started with Team Foundation Server 2015

Note: The information in this article applies to Team Foundation Server 2015.


Before proceeding, you should have completed the following:

Control Panel

  1. Once you've received your account information, access the Account Information page and note the Team Foundation Server URL for your account.
  2. Next, click on the User Manager and then create your first user.

  3. Before the user that was created can connect to the server, you'll need to assign permissions. Head to the Global Groups tool and then add the user to the Project Collection Administrators group.

Visual Studio - Client Configuration

  1. Launch Visual Studio 2015 and open the Team Explorer window. If the Team Explorer window isn't visible, click on the Team menu and then click on Manage Connections or go to View and then click on Team Explorer.

  2. Click the Servers button when the Connection to Team Foundation Server modal window appears.

  3. From the Add/Remove Team Foundation Server window, click on the Add button.

  4. Enter the TFS Server URL for your account.

  5. When you're prompted for credentials, enter the details for the user that you created. You should be all set and you can now click on the Connect button.

Creating a New Team Project

  1. Now, let's get a new Team Project created. Switch back to the Team Explorer window if necessary in Visual Studio 2015, click Home, hover over Projects and My Teams and click New Team Project.

  2. When the New Team Project wizard begins, supply a name for your new project.

  3. Select your Process Template.

  4. Choose your source control system.

  5. Review the settings.

  6. Click the Finish button to complete the project creation process.

Adding an Existing Project to Source Control

  1. Open your project that you'd like to add to source control. Right-click the solution and then click on the Add Solution To Source Control option.

  2. Specify the project location.

  3. You'll see plus symbols next to your files which means that they're ready for check-in.

  4. In the Team Explorer window, switch to Pending Changes and then click on the Check In button.

  5. After the changes have been checked-in, all of your files should now appear under source control.