Team Foundation Service Preview – Create team project


UPDATE June 11, 2012 – This blog post series has been updated by our new beginner’s guide hosted here.


This blog post is part of the Beginner’s Guide series with the goal to get you productive fast.

Once you’ve created your account, you need to create a project. A project is where you store all your source code, as well as tasks and builds.

Click Create a team project.
Specify Name and optional Description, then select a Process Template.

If you like Scrum, selecting the default process template is a good idea. Otherwise, here’s some help about what process template to choose:

Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2.0 (default) is built for teams practicing the Scrum methodology, and want to use the Scrum terms, such as “Product Backlog Item.”

MSF for Agile Software Development 6.0 supports iterative and incremental software development. MSF for Agile can also be used to implement Scrum, however it is adaptive for more general use.

MSF for CMMI Process Improvement 6.0 supports an approach whose goal is to help organizations improve their performance. Development with CMMI emphasizes traceability and auditability.

Click Create Project, wait a few moments, and you are ready to go!


Done! You now have your very own TFS Server in the cloud.


What’s next? Now you can:



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