Team Foundation Server Security Architecture

Introduction To analyze and plan for Team Foundation Server security, you must consider the Team Foundation application tier, the Team Foundation data tier, the Team Foundation client tier, and the interactions between them. You will have to know what Web services, databases, and object models are used. You will also have to know what network… Read more

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

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

Tips and Tricks for Finding Help in the MSDN Library

Hi, I’m Elona and I work for Julie. These are just a few tips and tricks for finding the content you need in the MSDN Library. I didn’t make these up either. This is how I really find things. Use the Index. Search relies on an algorithm to find what you’re looking for and depending on… 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