How to Add a New Developer to Your Project

- J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Alex Mackman, Prashant Bansode

To add a new developer to your project, grant the developer appropriate access to the team project and associated Microsoft Office SharePoint® project site. To enable the developer to view reports, grant the developer’s account access to SQL Server Reporting Services.

To grant access to the team project
  1. Log on to Visual Studio with an account that is a member of the Team Foundation Administrators application group.
  2. Add the required project to Team Explorer (if it is not already listed).
  3. Right-click the team project, point to Team Project Settings, and then click Group Membership.
  4. Select Project\Contributors, click Properties, and then add the new developer’s account to this group.

Note: Membership in the Contributors group provides the typical set of permissions that a developer requires, including the ability to add, modify, and delete items within the team project and perform builds.

To grant access to the SharePoint project site
  1. Access the team project site with an account that is a member of the SharePoint Administrator site group. The project site for a project named YourProject is located by default at http://server/sites/YourProject/default.aspx
  2. Click Site Settings.
  3. Under the Administration title, click Manage Users.
  4. Click Add Users.
  5. Enter the account name of the new developer’s account in the form domain\useraccount, select Contributor, and then click Next.
  6. Enter the developer’s e-mail address, and optionally type a message to welcome the developer to the site.
  7. Click Finish.

Note: Membership in the Contributors group provides the typical set of permissions that a developer requires, including the ability to add, modify, and delete items within the team project and perform builds. If you need to restrict access to specific Visual Studio solutions or to specific folders in your team project, you can also assign permissions at the folder or file level.

To grant access to SQL Server Reporting Services
  1. Log on to the SQL Server Reporting Services administration Web site using an administrator account. The site is located at http://server/reports.
  2. Click your team project name.
  3. Click the Properties tab.
  4. Click the Security tab.
  5. Click New Role Assignment.
  6. Enter your developer’s Windows account name, select Browser, and then click OK.

Note: Membership in the Browser group enables the developer to view and subscribe to reports.

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Last edited Jul 31, 2007 at 2:19 PM by prashantbansode, version 11

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