How do I series: Connect clients to on premises TFS 2015

In this post I will give you a quick steps to connect to TFS 2015 from any version of Visual Studio and other platforms such as Eclipse and PowerBuilder. Hope you get enjoyed🙂

Visual Basic 6, Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio 2003 on Windows XP

  1. Install Visual Basic 6, Visual Studio .NET or Visual Studio 2003
  2. Team Explorer 2010
  3. Visual Studio 2010 SP1
  4. Visual Studio 2010  GDR
  5. Visual Studio 2010 Compatibility Update for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012
  6. Microsoft MSSCCI Provider for Visual Studio 2010 *
  7. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ProjectCollection URL format.

Visual Studio 2005 or Business Intelligence Development Studio 2008 on Windows XP

Install or repair the following items on your system in the specified order:

  1. Install Visual Studio 2005
  2. Visual Studio 2005 SP1
  3. Visual Studio Team System 2005 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010
  4. Optional BIDS 2008
  5. Team Explorer 2010
  6. Visual Studio 2010 SP1
  7. Visual Studio 2010  GDR
  8. Visual Studio 2010 Compatibility Update for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012
  9. Microsoft MSSCCI Provider for Visual Studio 2010
  10. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ProjectCollection URL format

 

Visual Studio 2005 or Business Intelligence Development Studio 2008 on Windows Vista

Install or repair the following items on your system in the specified order

  1. Visual Studio 2005
  2. Visual Studio 2005 SP1
  3. Visual Studio Team System 2005 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010
  4. (Optional) BIDS 2008
  5. Visual Studio 2005 Update for Vista
  6. Team Explorer 2012
  7. Visual Studio 2012 update 5
  8. Microsoft MSSCCI Provider for Visual Studio 2012
  9. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ProjectCollection

Visual Studio 2005 or Business Intelligence Development Studio 2008 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

Install or repair the following items on your system in the specified order

  1. Visual Studio 2005
  2. Visual Studio 2005 SP1
  3. Visual Studio Team System 2005 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010
  4. (Optional) BIDS 2008
  5. Visual Studio 2005 Update for Vista
  6. Team explorer 2013
    1. Team Explorer 2013
    2. Visual Studio 2013 update 5
  7. (Optional) Visual Studio 2015
  8. Microsoft MSSCCI Provider for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 and 2015
  9. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ProjectCollection URL format

Visual Studio 2008 or Business Intelligence Development Studio 2008r2 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

Install or repair the following items on your system in the specified order. Since there is no stand-alone installation of Team Explorer 2015, we’ve opted for the 2013 version instead.

  1. Visual Studio 2008
  2. Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  3. (Optional) BIDS 2008r2
  4. Visual Studio 2008 GDR for Team Foundation Service
  5. Team explorer 2013
    1. Team Explorer 2013
    2. Visual Studio 2013 update 5
  6. Microsoft MSSCCI Provider for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 and 2015
  7. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ProjectCollection URL format

Visual Studio 2010 on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

  1. Visual Studio 2010
  2. Team Explorer 2010
  3. Visual Studio 2010 SP1
  4. Visual Studio 2010 Compatibility Update for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012
  5. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ URL format

Visual Studio 2012 on Window 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

  1. Visual Studio 2012
  2. Team Explorer 2012
  3. Visual Studio 2012 update 5
  4. (OptionalVisual Studio Tools for Git
  5. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ URL format

Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

  1. Visual Studio 2013
  2. Team Explorer 2013
  3. Visual Studio 2013 update 5
  4. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ URL format

Visual Studio 2015 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

  1. Visual Studio 2015

Note: Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2015 is not available as a stand-alone download. Users who just want to use the Team Explorer features, install:

  1. Team Explorer 2013
  2. Visual Studio 2013 update 5
  3. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ URL format for on premise servers

PowerBuilder on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

  1. Power Builder
  2. Microsoft MSSCCI Provider for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 and 2015
  3. (Optional) Team Explorer 2013

Eclipse on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

  1. Eclipse
  2. Team Explorer Everywhere for Team Foundation Server
  3. Connect using the http://server:port/tfs/ URL format

 

And now enjoy TFSing.. see you next post folks :)