TFS (with SharePoint) and multiple small projects

We just installed TFS 2010 and connected it with our SharePoint (farm).

In addition to our large team projects we also create multiple smaller websites (which are based on our CMS and hence will include a certain base code) and applications which we would like to manage and be available in TFS. Now, we could create a team project collection named WEBSITES, and add each and every website to this, but we are very much not sure if this is the right way to go.

What are the best practices for TFS to manage multiple (e.g. like 100) smaller projects?

Thank you in advance.
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
You may want to add another breakdown in there.

WEBSITES is a good root, but from there is there anything you can break them up by?  Any logical creation?

Listing through 100 directories isn't THAT bad, but the less confusing the better.  (And note that it can get just as clunky as you go to deep)

If you can break each of the 100 websites up into 5 categories, you could have 20 per category.

WEBSITES - <CAT> - TheSite

But it has to work best for you and your team.

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Mohamed OsamaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Things to Keep in mind
- the official TFS documentation states , there is a maximum limit of 500 Team projects / server
- in reality , I found that having around 120-150 Team project slows TFS very much.
- if you use a Large projects with sub-folders, watch out for the existing limitation of 260 characters folder/item depth in TFS source control.

CJ_SAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the input. I'm sure this information comes to use.

Kind regards,
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