Configuring Resources to Support Team Projects

After you create a team project collection, you can add or change resources for it and the projects that it supports. For example, you can add a SharePoint Web application to a collection after you create it. When you add a resource to a collection, all projects that are subsequently created in that collection will have access to that resource. However, you can also add a resource to a project that was created before that resource was added.

You can add or configure the following resources to support team projects:

  • A SharePoint Web application and site collection to host team project portals for projects in the collection

  • A SharePoint site or Web site to act as the portal for a team project

  • A server that is running SQL Server Reporting Services to provide default reports and dashboards that show the progress of a team project

  • Upgraded reports and dashboards when you upgrade your deployment to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 

  • Guidance for team project members about the processes to follow when working in the team project

  • Automated e-mails that inform project members of changes in the team project

Common Tasks



Provide reports and dashboards for team projects: You can enable default reports that show progress on your projects, as well as develop customized reports, by adding a report server to your deployment of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.

Add a Report Server to a Team Project Collection

Add Reports to a Team Project

Add SharePoint Features to an Upgraded Team Project Portal

Provide Web resources for team projects: You can enable Web collaboration for your team projects by providing a team project portal for shared documents, reports, and other information for project members.

Add a Team Project Portal

Add Integration with SharePoint Products to a Deployment of Team Foundation Server

Integrate Team Foundation Server with SharePoint Products Without Administrative Permissions

Interactions Between SharePoint Products and Team Foundation Server

Configure Settings for Dashboard Compatibility

Promote collaboration between members of a team project: You can help your team work better together by configuring shared resources for the project. For example, you can configure a team project portal or a location for guidance around the processes on which your team projects rely.

Add a Team Project Portal

Share Process Guidance for a Team Project

Organize resources in your deployment: You can organize and manage the maintenance of team project portals more easily by defining a default location where the SharePoint sites are created.

Configure a Default Location for Team Project Portals

Keep users up to date automatically: You can configure e-mail resources to allow team project members the choice to receive e-mail notifications when certain events occur in a team project, such as when a work item is assigned to them or a build completes.

Configure Email Notifications and Specify the SMTP Server

Customize the Mail Alert Format for Work Item Changes

Delete a team project: You can help your users find the projects they need by deleting any team projects in a team project collection that are no longer in use.

Delete a Team Project Collection

See Also


Create a Team Project

Add Users to Team Projects


Planning and Tracking Projects

Connect to and Access Team Projects in Team Foundation Server

Configuring Your Server Using the Team Foundation Administration Console

Configuring Users, Groups, and Permissions