Connect to your collaboration server
Connect to your collaboration server in order to make all other collaboration commands available.
- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 or 2012 running somewhere on your network, with a team project already created and configured to allow you to access it;
- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010 installed on the same computer as the InduSoft Web Studio development application; and
- The Collaboration feature installed and licensed with the InduSoft Web Studio development application.
For more information, see Install the full InduSoft Web Studio software.
To connect to your collaboration server:
- On the Project tab of the ribbon, in the Settings group, click Collaboration. The Collaboration Server dialog box is displayed.
Figure 1. Collaboration Server dialog box
- In the Server area at the top of the dialog box, click Browse. The Connect to Team Project dialog box is displayed.
Note: This dialog box is the same as in Team Explorer, and it should show your existing Team Explorer server connection(s).
- If you have already configured your server connection in Team Explorer, select it from the Team Foundation Server list. Otherwise, do the following:
- To the right of the Team Foundation Server list, click Servers. The Add/Remove Team Foundation Server dialog box is displayed.
- Click Add. The Add Team Foundation Server dialog box is displayed.
- Specify the address and connection details for your Team Foundation Server, and then click OK.
Tip: You can get this information from your network or server administrator.
A Windows Security log on dialog box displayed.
- Enter your user name and password for the server, and then click OK. Remember to include your Windows network domain, if necessary. The server connection is saved, and the Add Team Foundation Server dialog box is closed.
- In the Add/Remove Team Foundation Server dialog box, click Close.
The team projects that reside on the selected server are displayed.
- In the Team Projects list, select the project where you want to save your IWS projects, and then click Connect. In the Collaboration Server dialog box, the server connection and team project are displayed, and at the bottom, the status message changes to “Authenticated to server. Workspace created but unmapped.”
- If you have already configured your workspace in Team Explorer, select it from the Workspace Name list. Otherwise, do the following:
- In the Workspace Name box, either accept the automatically generated name or type a new name.
- In the Source Control Folder box, either accept the automatically generated path or type a new path.
- To the right of the Local Folder box, click Browse. A standard Windows folder browser is displayed.
- Locate the folder on your computer that you want to map to the source control folder, and then click OK. In most cases, you should map the folder that contains your IWS projects (e.g., C:UsersusernameDocumentsInduSoft Web Studio v7.1 Projects).
In the Collaboration Server dialog box, the local folder is mapped and the status message at the bottom changes to “Connected to server. Workspace mapped.”Note: The workspace that is created here should also be available in Team Explorer.
- Click Close to close the Collaboration Server dialog box.
You are now connected to Team Foundation Server and can add your IWS project files to source control. The Collaboration command on the ribbon will remain active to show that you are connected.
The collaboration settings are saved with the project, so in the future, whenever you open a project that has been added to source control, you will be prompted to log on to the server.