Customizing Team Foundation Server Project Portals
Phil Hodgson, a developers on TFS, published a new whitepaper that explains how to customize and get the most out of your dashboards in TFS 2010. Check it out!
Phil Hodgson, Microsoft Corporation
This article describes important concepts about project portals for Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2010 and provides guidance for process authors who customize process templates used to create project portals for team projects.
Team Foundation Server supports project portals that are matched to the out-of-the-box process templates. Process templates are designed to be customized to a team’s or organization’s specific needs. Similarly Team Foundation Server project portals can be customized to provision custom content or features to the portal site. Examples of customizations that may be considered are:
Changing the dashboards provisioned including adding new dashboards
Adding new Excel workbooks
Changing the Web Parts (or Web Part properties) on standard dashboards
Changing the visual appearance of the portal site
Activating custom SharePoint Features