17. January 2012 22:24
The Team Portals in TFS 2010 were a huge bonus for any PM or Scrum Master looking to point stakeholders and teams to one spot for critical project communication and documentation. The Team Portals are designed at a Team Project level. The problem you quickly run into with the Team Portals however if you further divide your Team Projects up by Areas for each solution. You could certainly customize the templates or use the API to develop a tool to do solution level portals but that may be more work than you really want to do.
If your Team Project is already created, and you really need a portal for each area, the simplest solution would be to just manually create a portal using the sam design elements (very easy), copy the reports folder to a new one for just your area (to cusomize later) and create a team query to display the common lists by area and set the lists to use these. If you need to set the burndown (if you are using an Agile process template) to just use that area you'd need to also change the default filter on SSRS reports to reflect just the area you need.
I will update this post in the future with some specific instructions for doing this.