Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Adding reports and dashboards to upgraded Team Projects

So you are done upgrading your Team Foundation Server from 2005 or 2008 to 2010. Now what?

Maybe it’s a good idea to start provisioning your upgraded team projects by using the new dashboards and reports that are provided with version 5.0 of the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) process templates. You can also add dashboards or reports to an existing team project when resources for SharePoint Products or SQL Server Reporting Services become available.

To provision your upgraded team project , you can create a batch file and run it from the Visual Studio command window. The batch file command provisions features in the same way that the New Team Project Wizard provisions features. When you run the batch file to add dashboards and Excel reports, the command uploads all documents that are provided with the process template that you specify and provisions the dashboards and Excel reports. The command also activates the SharePoint site and dashboard features that are specified in the process template.

Of course you don’t have to create this batch file yourself,  on the MSDN site a very good description is available about how to configure and run this batch script:

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