Install and Configure Team Explorer Everywhere on Mac OSX – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the background behind Microsoft’s Team Explorer version for non-Microsoft operating systems called Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 (TEE).  It also listed the System Requirements laid out the initial steps needed to install and configure TEE on a Mac OSX “Snow Leopard” machine.  That first part gave the installation steps for the Eclipse IDE.

Part 2 will show the steps needed to install Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 into the Eclipse IDE.

Quick Links

Part 1 – Background, System Requirements and Installation of Eclipse on Mac OSX “Snow Leopard”

Part 3 – Configure Team Explorer to connect to Team Foundation Server 2010

Download Team Explorer Everywhere 2010

1. Open a Safari window and navigate to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=af1f5168-c0f7-47c6-be7a-2a83a6c02e57&displaylang=en

2. Click on the download files below link.

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3. Click on the Download button next to TFSEclipsePlugin-UpdateSiteArchive010.0.0.zip.  The file will be downloaded into your Downloads folder. When the download completes, MacOS will have stripped the .zip extension from the file.  You will have to add it back in.

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Install Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 into Eclipse

4. Open Eclipse to workbench.

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5. Select the Help | Install New Software… menu item.

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6. In the Install dialog, click on the Add button to add a new site.

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7. In the Add Repository dialog enter the following and then click the Ok button

  • Name: Local Team Explorer plug-in archive
  • Location: /Users/[your account name]/Downloads/TFSEclipsePlugin-UpdateSiteArchive010.0.0.zip where [your account name] is your login account.

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8. Back in the Available Software dialog, select the Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 item’s checkbox then click the Next button.

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9. In the install Details dialog, review your selection and click the Next button.

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10. In the Review Licenses dialog, read the entire license agreement (you’d be the first) and select the I accept… radio button if you agree.  Click the Finish button to install.

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11. Wait a bit for the installation to finish.

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12. Let Eclipse restart after installation.

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13.When Eclipse comes back up, select the Window | Show View | Other… menu item.

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14. In the Show View dialog, expand the Team Foundation Server node and select the Team Explorer node then click the Ok button.

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15. The Team Explorer tab will be shown docked at the bottom of the Eclipse window.

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In Part 3 of this series we will configure Team Explorer to connect a Team Foundation Server 2010 server.

Quick Links

Part 1 – Background, System Requirements and Installation of Eclipse on Mac OSX “Snow Leopard”

Part 3 – Configure Team Explorer to connect to Team Foundation Server 2010