Currently I work on a small team of 3 developers in a privately owned college with about 12,000 students. There is currently no tracking of projects, tasks, bugs, or other work items. After I started here and realized that they don't have any sort of task tracking I was appalled. Recently I have been given the go ahead to come up with a solution to this problem.
Because it is a small team I want to keep it basic but the team supports around 20 different applications and systems. I have access to MS Project and TFS but have no training or experience using either system. We have just started to use TFS as our version control software.
What would you recommend as a starting point? Should I delve into MS Project/TFS and try work my way through that or should I look at something more basic and easier to use? Prior to this I have used software like Mantis, Scrumworks, and Excel to track issues. I have a good idea of what is needed to begin to organize things but am not sure which tool to use.