In TFS 2005 subfolders of your team build type folder were copied recursively to the build temp directory. In TFS 2008 only the contents w/o recursion is copied.
To change this behavior, Aaron tells us, you need to modify the following line
<add key=”ConfigurationFolderRecursionType” value=”Full” />
in the TfsBuildService.exe.config on your build machine.
If you want Team Explorer to integrate with your existing Visual Studio IDE you need at least the Standard Edition of Visual Studio (according to the comparison sheet that Microsoft published).
Note on VSTS licensing:
Keep in mind that only the Team Editions (as well as Team Suite) comes with a client access license (CAL). You will need to buy a CAL for each user that accesses TFS using VS Std. or VS Pro.
Note for VS Express users:
You can use TFS and VS Express Edition, but Team Explorer will not integrate with the IDE but rather live in a separate Mini-Visual Studio (which will call itself ‘Standard Edition’).
If you can’t connect to your TFS anymore one reason might be that the trial expired.
To find you how many days you have left of the trial and to extend the trial you need the TFS Version Detection utility.
Starting 10 days before expiration you’ll see the “Extend Trial” button…
… which will give you additional 30 days.