This General Distribution Release (GDR) improves
compatibility between Microsoft
Visual Studio Team System 2008
Team Explorer Service
Pack (SP1) and
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team
(TFS). The GDR enables teams
if part of the team uses the 2008 client. Some new
functions will require the
2010 client. However,
GDR lets you use the 2010 server to perform the same functions that
able to perform in the
following compatibility scenarios are either
enabled or improved in
Work Item Tracking
- TFS 2010 provides flexibility so that locations can be changed for team project
portals, for shared documents,
and for process guidance. The GDR retrieves the new locations from the server and then enables
the 2008 client to
locate the new locations.
- Team Project Collection
is a new feature that was added to TFS 2010. Therefore, TFS 2010 has new paths that include Team Project Collection. Because server paths have changed for the Team Project RDL reports, the GDR also enables the 2008 client to locate the reports in these new
- The GDR helps
the queries that must
be run in
a newer client.
The addition of hierarchy in TFS 2010 has created some portability
issues with Microsoft Office Project plan documents.
These issues occur when the documents are created by a
2010 client but
are used by
client. The GDR enables the 2008 client to
update field values.
However, the GDR does not let the 2008 client change
link relationships, such
as the relationships in hierarchies and in dependencies.
- The GDR enables the 2008 client to view,
update, undo, and commit pending changes. These
changes mostly involve
when you work on
- The user can also view
committed changes by
opening the changeset details or
by opening Source Control Explorer.
- The GDR
enables the 2008 client to
accurate version information during conflict resolution.
Test Case Management
- Test Elements 2010 and Ultimate 2010 with TFS 2010 improves the functionality of Test Case Management.
Customers who use
Team Test 2008 can
view the Test Steps control and the Associated Automation control in read-only mode. Therefore, the
using the 2008 client.
Result Publishing Server enables the user to
publish test results from Visual Studio and
from the MS Test Command Line Tool.
Article ID: 974558 - Last Review: December 21, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
- Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Service Pack 1
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