Sanjay Narang\’s Blog

August 18, 2006

How to use Microsoft Project to manage projects with VSTS

Filed under: VSTS — sanjaynarang @ 6:14 pm

I keep getting questions and comments for my article, “Combine Microsoft Project and Visual Studio Team System for a One-two Punch of Productivity”. The article is available at:


So, I thought of creating this blog entry, so that I can answer those questions here. The article covers the following topics:


  • Problems in day to day Project Management activities
  • How VSTS centralized architecture addresses those problems
  • How do you create a new Project Plan and connect to VSTS
  • How do you work with project tasks (creating, updating, deleting, resolving conflicts etc.)
  • Column Mappings and Areas and Iterations
  • Comparison with Microsoft Project Server





  1. […] Sanjay Narang just published in his blog a killer post about how to integrate Microsoft Project and TFS. […]

    Pingback by while(availableTime>0) { : How to use Microsoft Project to Manage Projects with TFS — August 18, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

  2. I’m tasked with proving vstfs as a viable tool for our organization. My initial task is installation of tfs 180 day trial version. I then installed the MSDN copy of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers with the understanding that it would add the MS Project and Excel add ins required to integrate with TFS. While the install seems to have run successfully, it appears that the add-ins are not installed. I tried to update the installation and it doesn’t appear to have these items as optional components. How can I get these vital components installed?

    Comment by Paul Hodder — November 14, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

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