19 Jul 2015

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Team Project Rename: Local workspace support for Visual Studio 2012, 2013 & 2015

Microsoft has been pretty good in terms of supporting functionality between different versions of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. While all the buzz at the moment is focused on the RTM release of Visual Studio 2015 (20th July), there are still many developers working on earlier versions of Visual Studio.

One of the most frequently requested features on the Connect website was to allow people to rename Team Projects in TFS and this was finally made possible in TFS 2015.

As part of the rename process, the steps required for each Visual Studio client are dependant on whether they are using Server workspaces or Local workspaces.

Server Workspaces

Updating of Server Workspaces is supported automatically on all versions of Visual Studio from 2010.

Local Workspaces

Updating of Local Workspaces is supported on the following which may require you to install a more recent update if you’re on Visual Studio 2012 or 2013.

  • Visual Studio 2015 (All versions)
  • Visual Studio 2013 (Rename support from Update 5 RC and later)
  • Visual Studio 2012 (Rename support from Update 5 RC and later)

Once you’ve made sure your clients using local workspaces are up to date you can follow the instructions on the MSDN website.