Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Connecting Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to TFS 2010 RC

After my colleague installed TFS 2010 RC to our DEV system, I mustered up the courage to try and connect via Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Not much luck starting out.

I don’t remember the exact error, but it was something in regards to "Unable To Connect." Thanks for letting me know.

After reading through a few blogs and discussion boards (most of them referenced the need for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 which I already had), I came across this one which at the bottom shows you a registry edit you can make to add the TFS 2010 to your VS 2008 SP1 server list. After trying this, I got a bit farther and finally a meaningfully error message.

When trying to connect, we got "You Must Update Your Client with the Forward Compatibility Update.." I couldn't copy/paste the link in the dialog window (sigh), so I got out my pencil and paper to write it down. Here it is for you so you don't have to repeat the same archaic steps.

After installing this package, I was able to connect by putting in http://$server-name:8080/tfs/$collection-name

3 comments:

Martin Woodward said...

Hey Mac.

Be great to see what you think when connecting Eclipse with the fancy new Microsoft version of the Teamprise bits (codenamed "Eaglestone")

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3c9454e0-523a-4ee1-b436-5c6fc2110b34

Give me a shout if you have any feedback/issues (old email address still works).

Cheers,

Martin.

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