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Team Foundation Core Services

Visual Studio 2008

Team Foundation Core Services enable customers and partners to extend Team Foundation functionality by developing Team System extensions and adapters to integrate third-party tools with Team System.


Describes how to connect to a Team Foundation server, authenticate users, and work with Team Foundation Server properties and services.

Eventing Service

Explains how Team Foundation Server components communicate by raising events and listening for events.

Linking Service

Explains how Team Foundation Server can create a link between two artifacts that were created by different tools.

Security Service

Describes the unified security model used by Team Foundation Server to manage users, groups, and permissions. Also, it explains how to integrate extensions into the security model

Registration Service

Explains how to discover other services registered on a Team Foundation server. Also, it states that all new extensions must be registered on the server by using this service.