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Professional Team Foundation Server by Mickey Gousset, Erik Gunvaldson, Jean-Luc David

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7.2. Creating a New Team Project

Creating a Team Project is a very important step in utilizing Team Foundation Server. Almost everything the team does will be done within the constraint of the Team Project.

To make the products as easy to use as possible, Microsoft, with Team System and Team Foundation Server, has provided a variety of wizards to help speed up common tasks. With the New Team Project Wizard and an available process template, you can quickly and easily create a Team Project. Once the Team Project has been created, you can use Team Explorer to access the Team Project and make changes to the Team Project as it evolves.

To create a new Team Project, you must have the Team Foundation Server Create New Projects permission. Without this permission, you can't even run the New Team Project Wizard. See Chapter 4 for more information on how to set this and other Team Foundation Server permissions.

Finally, this is one of the few areas of Team Foundation Server where you cannot implement the same process via command-line tools. The process of creating a Team Project behind the scenes is rather involved. Thus, the only way to create a Team Project is via the New Team Project Wizard. You cannot use the command-line tools to create a new Team Project.

To start the New Team Project Wizard, first open Visual Studio 2005. From the File menu, select NewTeam Project. Optionally, using ...

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