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

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10.4. Customizing the Team Portal

One of the ways you can establish ownership of the team portal is by customizing it with company colors and logo. The key to customizing the team portal is using Microsoft FrontPage 2003 as your design tool. Because we will be dealing with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), it helps if you have some familiarity with Web design.

Let's walk through the process of changing the look and feel of the portal. Later, you will learn how to incorporate those changes into your process template.

  1. Launch Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003.

  2. Click FileOpen Site.

  3. In the Site name field, type the address of your team portal. For example: http://TeamFoundationServer/sites/TeamProject (substituting the names of your own target server and project for TeamFoundationServer and TeamProject).

  4. You may be prompted to for a username and password. Enter them and click OK.

    NOTE

    You can configure Internet Explorer to avoid having to type in your username and password every time you access the team portal. Simply click ToolsInternet Options. Click the Security tab, and then click the Custom Level button. If you scroll down the list of security settings, you'll notice one for User Authentication / Logon. Select Automatic logon with current username and password and click OK. This allows ...

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