IBM Rational to Team Foundation Server Integration Tools – Training and Exploration Sandbox

For those that have explored the Getting Started IBM CC-CQTFS Migration 101 Basic Training mentioned in the Getting Started with IBM Rational to Team Foundation Server (TFS) Migrations post, the evaluation and training sandbox environment is nothing new.image

We are working together with TeamDevCentral who are hosting and managing the sandbox environment for us.  The intention is to offer an easy to use and near-zero-admin exploration, training and testing environment for IBM Rational ClearCase and/or IBM Rational ClearQuest migrations to Team Foundation Server., based on the latest supported Team Foundation Server Integration Tools.

However, before you register and jump into the sandbox, please review the following table which summarises the intended, feasible and not-supported scenarios for testing and training:

Migration Scenario

Sandbox Scenario

Supported

Notes

IBM Rational ClearCase to Team Foundation Server migration Training Walkthrough image  
  Evaluation and testing image  
IBM Rational ClearQuest to Team Foundation Server migration Training Walkthrough image  
  Evaluation and testing image  
Team Foundation Server to Team Foundation Server migration Training Walkthrough image No training material is available specifically for the sandbox environment, although the standard hands-on lab walkthrough documentation can be used.
  Evaluation and testing image Limited to a migration from a Team Project to a Team Project within the same Team Project Collection assigned in the sandbox. There is no pre-defined test data for this scenario.
Team Foundation Server to IBM Rational ClearCase migration   image  
Team Foundation Server to IBM Rational ClearQuest migration   image  
Legends image Supported image Feasible, but not supported image NOT feasible and not supported

So, how do you get started?

  • Access the sandbox in three steps:
    1. Register at teamdevcentral.com
    2. Check your e-mail
    3. Connect using RDC over the Internet as per received instructions

Have fun and please give us feedback on the environment and your experience!

Author: Willy-P. Schaub

I’m a program manager with the Visual Studio Team Services group. I’m responsible for the ALM Ranger program and other interesting work streams. We provide professional guidance and gap-filling solutions to the developer community for Visual Studio. Come directly to me if you need help with missing guidance or features for Visual Studio Team Services. Since the mid-’80s, I’ve been striving for simplicity and maintainability in software engineering. Reach me on LinkedIn aka.ms/willysli, Twitter @wpschaub, or blog aka.ms/willysblog.

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