TFS 2010 Beta2 expire date

The Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta2 and RC releases have an expiration date of June 30, 2010.  You will want to upgrade to the TFS 2010 RTM release prior to this date so that you can continue running TFS.  Both Beta2 and RC can be directly upgraded to RTM.  Please read my blog post here on…

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Visual Studio Client connection issues after upgrading to TFS 2010

There are two Visual Studio client connection issues you may encounter under specific scenarios after upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2010.  In both these scenarios customers must have upgraded to TFS 2010 and configured the system to use the same URL as their previous TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 instance.  (Note: Customers could have configured…

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TFS Upgrade Guide

TFS Upgrade Guidance With the release of Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 you may wonder where to start when thinking about TFS upgrade guidance.  The BEST place to start is by downloading the latest TFS Installation Guide which not only includes information about installing TFS but also includes details on TFS Upgrade. You can download the latest Install…

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TFS 2010 Upgrade Overview slide deck

I’ve pulled together a short slide deck (well some consider 10 slides short) that provides an overview of Team Foundation Server 2010 Upgrade.  This doesn’t replace any of the official documentation and in fact be sure to download the latest Install Guide for Team Foundation Server after April 12th, 2010 for the lastest Upgrade instructions and…

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Team Foundation Server 2010 Upgrade Guide from Beta2 or RC to RTM

With the Visual Studio 2010 RTM family of products, including Team Foundation Server 2010, due to be released soon, here is some TFS upgrade guidance to help you prepare to upgrade from either Beta2 or RC to the RTM release.  This is supplemental information above and beyond the Upgrade information contained in the TFS Installation Guide.  …

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TFS 2010 Beta2 to RC Upgrade Guide

[Update: please see this post (Team Foundation Server 2010 Upgrade Guide from Beta2 or RC to RTM) for information on upgrading to TFS 2010 RTM version] Now that  TFS 2010 Release Candidate (RC) has been released, we are providing this upgrade guide to help you prepare to upgrade from Beta2 to RC.  Below is an excerpt from the…

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Team Foundation Server 2010 Upgrade

Team Foundation Server 2010 is a major upgrade from the previous release and Beta2 was just released on MSDN (See Brian Harry’s post  for more information on the Beta2 release).   Among the many new and updated features in this release is a set of Configuration Wizards.  The Upgrade from Previous Release Wizard is the wizard to…

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The New Efficiency

The excitement for the Windows 7 launch is building on Sept 29th Microsoft kicked off “The New Efficiency” live event from San Francisco.   Check out the Virtual Event at: http://www.thenewefficiency.com/ to see the Keynote, information on Window 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Forefront, Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

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Guiding Principles Around Major System Upgrades

While upgrading from a previous version of Team Foundation Server is a fully supported scenario in TFS 2010 and the new Wizards are intended to make the upgrade as painless as possible, it is still extremely important to spend time planning this upgrade and it pays to follow a few guiding principles: 1.    Plan your…

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