Team Foundation Server Security Concepts

Introduction To secure Team Foundation Server, you must understand how Team Foundation Server works and how it communicates with other Team Foundation components. A Team Foundation Server administrator should be familiar with Windows authentication, network protocols and traffic, and the structure of the business network on which Team Foundation Server is installed, as well as... Read More

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Team Foundation Server Default Groups, Permissions, and Roles

IntroductionWhen you create a new project in Team Foundation Server, new project-level groups are created for that project, by default, and are assigned permissions to access resources appropriate to that group. To customize projects to better suit your business needs, you must understand what permissions are assigned to which users and groups by default, and... Read More


Team Foundation Server Permissions

IntroductionAuthorization for user actions, such as workspace administration and project creation, are determined by permissions. When you create a project in Team Foundation Server, four default groups are created for that project regardless of your choice of process template. By default, each of these groups has a set of permissions defined for them that govern... Read More


Process Planning Guide

Summary Process templates define key aspects of a team project that affect how a team works. By customizing a process template, you can define security for team project control, what templates are available on the project portal, source code control check in notes, new work item types and queries, reports for monitoring and status, and... Read More


Setting Permissions in Team Foundation

Summary This preliminary technical article describes how to set up permissions for the security scenarios supported by Visual Studio Team System Beta 2. Applies To Visual Studio Team System Beta 2 Important   This document supports a preliminary release of a software product that may be changed substantially prior to final commercial release.  This document is provided... Read More



Welcome to the Visual Studio Team System User Education team blog. Now, there’s a mouthful. Team System? You know what THAT is, but what on earth is “user education?” That’s the question I have to answer all the time when people I meet outside of work ask me what I do for Microsoft. My team... Read More