Working with Visual Studio 2010 – Part 1

This is the first part of a series of videos where I would like to show how to take advantage of the Visual Studio 2010 suite while working on common tasks that most software development teams face everyday. This first part is about the initial creation of the Team Project and a quick overview of what you get once the project is created, like the Team Explorer, the Project Portal, Web Access and related stuff.


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23 thoughts on “Working with Visual Studio 2010 – Part 1

  1. Yeah.I will post later. And I don’t know why we need both Team Web Access and Sharepoint Extension ??. I ‘m confuse that because I think they are similarity.

  2. The Web Access site is basically for work item management. It gives access to workitems to team members that might not want or need to have Visual Studio installed in their computers (like a project manager, program manager, maybe a customer).

    The SharePoint site, on the other hand, is useful for sharing any document related to the proyect with the team and also presents you several dashboards that let you track your team’s progress.

    Hope it helps.

  3. When I Show Project Portal , I get error in Dashboard Web Part.
    An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Get Online Help
    Cannot impersonate user for data source ‘TfsReportDS’. (rsErrorImpersonatingUser) Get Online Help
    Log on failed. (rsLogonFailed) Get Online Help
    Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070569).
    How can I do ?

  4. You have a security issue uminhhieu. Make sure that the accound you are using for TFSREPORTS is a Content Manager in your Reporting Services installation. If that does not fix it, a not good workaround would be to just add the TFSREPORTS account as an administrator in your Data Tier Server.

    Hope it helps,


  5. I think you need top post the videos in a more permanent spot. I would like to view them but none of the links seem to work or are blocked for some reason. I tried at home and at work this morning. These look great and I would really like to see them. Thanks.

  6. Hi Brad. I just checked both the Youtube video and the downloadable Video and both are working just fine. Be aware that several work environments would block sites like Youtube and Skydrive, which are the services used for these videos.


  7. Very helpful videos.
    Visual Studio 2010 is not creating a SharePoint site for a new project. Instead it jumps to “Specify Source Control Settings” step. I do not see the Reports, Documents and other folder I watch in the video.
    Is this configuration problem?

    I am using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. I have installed SharePoint Server 2010.

  8. Once Project is created in TFS , how do other team members make changes to the source codes, Do they use Source Control Explorer to make changes to the code?

    • sushil, developers just need to use source control explorer to perform the initial download of the source code. From there, code is checked out automatically as they modify files in visual studio and to check in changes they just right click files in solution explorer and select Check in…

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