While many of the features in Visual Studio 2012 are available to users using TFS 2008 or 2010, there are some features that are only available when using a TFS 2012 server. Also, the web experience in TFS 2012 has been rebuilt entirely from the ground up,
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Today we released a patch for VS 2008 SP1 and Team Explorer 2008 SP1 to be able to connect and use both the Team Foundation Service preview (http://tfspreview.com) and Team Foundation Server 2012. You can download it here.
While we are on the subject of updates,
The other day I wrote a post with a summary of links for upgrading team project settings to turn on all of the new features, such as code review, task board, and more.
There are a couple more things I want to point out that you’ll want to tweak after the upgrade.