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…


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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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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The Upgrade Experience – Team Foundation Server 2010

This is the first of a series of posts around the topic of Upgrading to Team Foundation server 2010 from a previous release.  Team Foundation Server 2010 is a major upgrade from the previous release.   Among the many new and updated features in this release there is a significant change in the architecture that enables a more…

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Looking for TFS databases for upgrade testing

We are in the process of testing the upgrade feature on TFS 2010, and in the next release you will be able to upgrade directly from either TFS 2005 or TFS 2008.   Right now we are collecting real world customer databases to test against.    Specifically, we are looking for customers of TFS that are willing to share (via upload to a…

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Upgrade TFS 2005 with WSS2.0 to TFS 2008 with an existing WSS3.0 farm

This is a re-post from Sudhir Hasbe’s original post with some changes. Many customers have WSS3.0 farms in house and they want to use these farms with TFS. In TFS 2005 you had to use WSS2.0 on TFS machine and you could not leverage the existing farms in the company. With TFS 2008 you can use…

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