Thursday, September 20, 2012

Team Foundation Server 2012 and Visual Studio Compatibility

After upgrading our internal Team Foundation Server environment to the 2012 version, I got a lot of questions from our development teams about compatibility with different Visual Studio versions.

To help them(and you) here is the compatibility matrix(the full matrix for all TFS versions is available here):

Clients and tools Team Foundation Server 2012
Visual Studio 2012 or Team Explorer 2012 Yes
Visual Studio 2010 or Team Explorer 2010 Yes (1)
Visual Studio 2008 or Team Explorer for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Yes (2)
Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2005 Team System No (3)
Team Web Access for Team Foundation Server 2010 Not applicable
Team Web Access for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Yes
MSSCCI 2008 No
MSSCCI 2010 No
MSSCCI 2012 Yes (4)

Important notes about Compatibility:

  1. Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010 needs this patch to connect TFS 2012
  2. Visual Studio Team Explorer 2008 needs this patch to connect to TFS 2010
  3. Visual Studio Team Explorer 2005 cannot connect TFS 2012. Visual Studio 2005 can be connected to TFS 2012 using MSSCCI Provider.
  4. The Microsoft Source Code Control Interface (MSSCCI) Provider 2012 power tool supports Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012. For more information, see Microsoft Source Code Control Interface (MSSCCI) Provider 2012 Power Tool.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

do you mean that visual studio client can not connect at all to tfs2012?