Pre-release of TFS to TFS Migration Tool Available on CodePlex!

Back in June we released the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit – a toolkit that helps migrate data between 3rd party version control and bug tracking systems and TFS.  Turns out that folks also want to migrate data between two TFS servers too, so work was begun on writing a TFS to TFS migration tool…


How To Get TFS Power Tool Check-in Policies for VS2005 to Work with VS2008 (Orcas)

The current TFS Power Tools support TFC/VS 2005 only.  However, there are beta customers of VS2008 (aka Orcas) who want to use the check-in policies from the TFS Power Tools.  With a few manual steps (below) you can get the TFS Power Tool Check-in policies to work with VS2008 and observe how .Net binding redirects…


Check-in Policy Compatibility between TFC 2005 and 2008

A frequent question among TFC 2008 beta customers is about check-in policy compatability.   Will check-in policies work across TFC 2005 and 2008? The answer is that evaluation works across versions in both directions, but editing the policy definition only works in one direction (TFC 2008 can edit a TFC 2005 policy but TFC 2005 cannot edit…


TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit Prerelease Available On Codeplex

 Just released (or should I say, prereleased) tonight on Codeplex, the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit (the toolkit) Prerelease.  See here. We’ve be working on hard on this toolkit to make availalbe the best practices  we have learned from migrating and synchronizing millions of files and work items internally and for customers.  If you are thinking…


Review the Team Foundation System Migration Toolkit Spec

 The Team Foundation Migration Toolkit specification is available for review here (there are links to leave feedback in the doc).  The purpose of this toolkit is to help developers write converters from other version control and work item tracking systems to TFS.  The toolkit will also helps if you need to mirror or keep the two…


Team Foundation Power Tools Released!

Here in Visual Studio Team Foundation, we take our power toys seriously.  So seriously, we’ve changed the name from power toys to power tools to reflect that these are no mere play toy apps, but useful tools to get real work done (or Git-R-Done for Larry the Cable Guy fans).  This release is a our biggest…


Visual Studio Team System Chat – this Wednesday Feb 7th

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what’s new in the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP). Join the chat on Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 from 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time….


Team Foundation Server Channel 9 Series Begins

The first in a series of Channel 9 videos covering various topics of Team Foundation Server is available here.  In this first video, Doug Neumann whiteboards branching and merging strategies.


New Release of Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider

You can get it here. Overview The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider enables integrated use of Team Foundation Version Control with products that do not support Team Explorer integration.This version (1.2) includes: Enable handling branched solutions in Visual Studio 2003. Fixed issues to enable provider to support Toad for SQL Server 2.0. Enhanced…


Channel 9 Interviewing Team Foundation Server Team

Brian Keller will be interviewing members of the Team Foundation Server Team on December 14th and 15th (Wednesday and Thursday this week) for Channel 9.  Submit questions for the interview here before December 13th.  This is your chance to find out something about Team Foundation Server, but were afraid to ask (you can have Brian ask…