TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Updating Visual Studio 2008 in order to work with TFS 2010

November 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments · TFS 2010, TFS Clients

The update for VS2008, called General Distribution Release (GDR), allows you to:

“The GDR enables teams to use TFS 2010 even if part of the team uses the 2008 client. Some new functions will require the 2010 client. However, the GDR lets you use the 2010 server to perform the same functions that you were able to perform in the 2008 client.”


Further information

Unsupported scenarios in VS/Team Explorer 2008 when working against a TFS 2010
(found here)

  • Creating new team projects
  • Destroying Work Items or Work Item Type and Renaming Work Item Type,
  • Uploading Process Templates
  • Uploading Work Item Definitions
  • Uploading TFS Field Mapping for Microsoft Project


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