For many PowerBuilder users who are using older versions of PowerBuilder with TFS and are wondering whether the latest PowerBuilder 2019 R2 would work with the latest Azure DevOps Server 2019, this article shows how you could achieve that.
1. Download and install Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013
If you have already installed Visual Studio 2013 on your machine, you can ignore this step as you should already have Temp Explorer in Visual Studio.
2. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 & 2015 MSSCCI Provider 32-bit
Make sure you install the 32-bit provider. As PowerBuilder is a 32-bit program, it won’t work with a 64-bit provider.
3. Connect to Azure DevOps Server from Team Explore
Open Team Explorer 2013 and follow the steps below to connect to your Azure DevOps Server.
- In Team Explorer, click Select Team Projects.
- On the Connect to Team Foundation Server window, click Servers…
- On the Add/Remove Team Foundation Server window, click Add.
- Enter the Team Foundation Server URL.
- Click OK and complete the connection.
4. Configure PowerBuilder 2019 R2
Open PowerBuilder R2 and follow the steps below to connect to your Azure DevOps Server.
- Right click on the workspace and choose Properties…
- On the Properties of Workspace window, go to the Source Control tab and select Microsoft Team Foundation Server as the Source Control System.
- Click Connect and establish the connection.
- On the Choose Folder in Team Foundation Server window, select your project folder on the server side.
- Click Add to add a workspace.
- Select the workspace you just added.
- Click OK and complete the configuration.