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Process Template Plug-Ins

Process template plug-ins are components that run when a new team project is created. A plug-in sets up required files or configures data for its area. Microsoft provides six plug-ins with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System: Work Item Tracking, Classification, Windows SharePoint Services, Version Control, Reports, and Groups and Permissions. Each plug-in can be modified to customize a process template. Except for the Classification plug-in, plug-ins can also be deleted to customize a process template.

Work Item Tracking Process Template Plug-in

Describes the Work Item Tracking plug-in and XML file, and where files required for customization are located. Also link to topics about the three key types of work item types to specify when customizing a process template.

Classification Process Template Plug-in

Describes the Classification plug-in and XML file, and where files required for customization are located. Explains how to specify iterations and areas to control the structure of a team project. Also describes how to customize field mappings the Classification plug-in makes between work item types and Microsoft Project.

Windows SharePoint Services Process Template Plug-in

Describes the Windows SharePoint Services plug-in and XML file, and where files required for customization are located. Explains how to specify a site template to base the project portal on, how to specify additional document libraries, folders and files, and where process guidance files are installed.

Version Control Process Template Plug-in

Describes the Version Control plug-in and XML file, and where files required for customization are located. Explains check-in notes, exclusive check out, and permissions.

Reports Process Template Plug-in

Describes the Reports plug-in and XML file, and where files required for customization are located. Explains how to create or modify reporting sites, folders, and reports, and gives XML examples.

Groups and Permissions Process Template Plug-in

Describes the Groups and Permissions plug-in and XML file, and where files required for customization are located. Explains groups and permissions elements and describes each class and name combination that can be specified as a permission.

Verifying Changes to the Process Template Plug-ins

Describes the process of verifying changes that were made to a process template using modified plug-ins. Also links to topics that describe how to verify changes for each process template plug-in.

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