SharePoint and other geekoid tidbits
Installing Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7
To install VS2005 on Windows 7 without using XP Mode:
To install as administrator, right-click the exe (usually setup.exe) and select ‘run as administrator’.
Connecting Visual Studio 2005 to Team Foundation Server 2010
To connect to TFS 2010, install the Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010.
Connecting Visual Studio 2005 to Team Foundation Server 2012
To connect to TFS 2012, firstly install the TFS 2012 MSSCCI Provider. You will not be able to choose or edit workspaces in VS2005, so using a different version of Visual Studio that’s already connected to TFS 2012 do the following:
Now, launch Visual Studio 2005 and do the following:
There may be some automatic changes to the solution and project files but after that everything should work OK. You won’t be able to navigate source control in VS2005 but you’ll be able to open recent solutions via the Start page.