Configuring Resources to Support Team Projects
After you create a team project collection, you can add or change resources for it and the projects that it supports. For example, you can add a SharePoint Web application to a collection after you create it. When you add a resource to a collection, all projects that are subsequently created in that collection will have access to that resource. However, you can also add a resource to a project that was created before that resource was added.
You can add or configure the following resources to support team projects:
A SharePoint Web application and site collection to host team project portals for projects in the collection
A SharePoint site or Web site to act as the portal for a team project
A server that is running SQL Server Reporting Services to provide default reports and dashboards that show the progress of a team project
Upgraded reports and dashboards when you upgrade your deployment to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Guidance for team project members about the processes to follow when working in the team project
Automated e-mails that inform project members of changes in the team project
Provide reports and dashboards for team projects: You can enable default reports that show progress on your projects, as well as develop customized reports, by adding a report server to your deployment of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.
Provide Web resources for team projects: You can enable Web collaboration for your team projects by providing a team project portal for shared documents, reports, and other information for project members.
Promote collaboration between members of a team project: You can help your team work better together by configuring shared resources for the project. For example, you can configure a team project portal or a location for guidance around the processes on which your team projects rely.
Organize resources in your deployment: You can organize and manage the maintenance of team project portals more easily by defining a default location where the SharePoint sites are created.
Keep users up to date automatically: You can configure e-mail resources to allow team project members the choice to receive e-mail notifications when certain events occur in a team project, such as when a work item is assigned to them or a build completes.
Delete a team project: You can help your users find the projects they need by deleting any team projects in a team project collection that are no longer in use.