Adopting Team Explorer Everywhere
Your team can collaborate across platforms and improve the predictability of your development processes by using Team Explorer Everywhere, which provides the tools and plug-ins that you need to access Team Foundation Server from Eclipse-based environments and non-Windows platforms. Team Explorer Everywhere includes both the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse and the Cross-platform Command-Line Client for Team Foundation Server.
The following diagram demonstrates that team members on different platforms can collaborate by using Team Foundation Server.
Here’s how to get started with Team Explorer Everywhere:
Learn the prerequisites and procedures for installing Team Foundation Server Plug-in for Eclipse.
Learn how to connect to Team Foundation Server from the TFS Plug-in for Eclipse.
Learn how to add your Eclipse project into Team Foundation Server and share it with other team members.
Learn how to download a project from Team Foundation Server to work on it locally.
Learn how to perform the most basic version control tasks:
Learn how to set up a continuous integration build with Eclipse and Team Foundation Server.
Learn how to perform basic version control operations by using the command-line client. It covers all the basic commands that you need to get started with the client.
Learn the general syntax and usage information of the command-line client.
Learn how to authenticate yourself to Team Foundation Server.
Learn how to use environment variables to configure the command-line client.
Learn how to automate tasks by scripting the command-line client.