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Project Welcome page is a new feature to Visual Studio Online. The idea is to add a landing page for visitors to your project to get a glimpse of information you are willing to share. For some, it’s an easy Wiki to share information among project team members. I personally think it’s a great feature...

While the feature isn’t available to TFS (on-premise) immediately, it may be made available to TFS via one of the future updates…

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Where do I find project welcome page?

You should be able to spot the welcome page when you navigate to the project in visual studio online.

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Project Welcome pages are supported for both TFVC and GIT

To set a welcome page for a project, simply check in a file called README.md.  For TFVC based projects this file needs to be at the root of your Team Project folder (i.e. $/TeamProject/ReadMe.md).  For Git based project this needs to be at the root of your repository in the default branch.  Once those changes are up on the server you are done – the content will display when someone selects the welcome page.

Walkthrough setting up project welcome page for TFVC…

In the example below, I am using TFVC…

  • Create a readme.md file on your team project root workspace. I’ve used https://markdownpad.com/ to create my mark down file… I would recommend trying it…
  • Choose the option to check in the file from visual studio…
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  • The results… Stunning!
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Are you using the project welcome page already?

Cheers,

Tarun :]

 

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 10:09 PM VSO | Back to top


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