How to: Open an Existing Team Project

A team project consists of a portal, work items, documents, reports, source control, and builds that are important to the project and to your daily activities. If your team has already created a team project, you can open it in Team Explorer.

Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator or your team project administrator to make sure that your user account has the permissions described in the following section.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of both the Team Foundation Valid Users security group and the Readers security group for the team project. If the necessary security permissions are set explicitly, you must have the View server-level information permission set to Allow and the View project-level information permission on the team project set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To open an existing team project

  1. On the File menu, on, click Open, and then click Team Project.


    If you are using the Project Management environment settings, you can click Add Existing Team Project on the File menu.

  2. In the Connect to Team Foundation Server dialog box, use the drop-down list to select a valid Team Foundation Server.


    If the drop-down list is empty, click Servers to manually enter the Team Foundation settings. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator or team project administrator for the correct Team Foundation Server connection settings.

  3. Under Team projects, select one or more team projects from the list. Team projects with a check mark next to them will display in Team Explorer.

  4. Click OK.

    Team Explorer displays the team projects under the selected Team Foundation Server.

  5. Expand the Work Items, Documents, Reports, Team Builds, and any other child nodes to view the individual components of the team project.

See Also


How to: Add or Remove a Team Project
How to: Refresh Team Explorer

Other Resources

Using Team Explorer