Dogfooding the TFS Integration Platform

Late last night, we published updates to the TFS Integration Platform on CodePlex.  In addition to these changes containing new features, numerous bug fixes, and documentation refreshes, the updates marked the beginning of the dogfooding effort to sync our internal server to the TFS server used for the CodePlex project.  We’ve already been dogfooding the…

0

New Forum on MSDN

For a long time, we have had no home for questions related to migration offerings such as the VSS Converter, as well as general questions about our tools, partners, and service offerings.  We’ve recently added a new forum on MSDN to serve as the home for questions related to all of these things: Team Foundation…

0

TFS Integration Platform Alpha Released on CodePlex

Today, we released the Alpha version of the TFS Integration Platform on CodePlex.  For all of the details, including the docs and source code, check out the project page: http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com If you check out the project page, you’ll soon realize that this project has replaced the former TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit that was hosted…

0

New Branch and Merge Permissions

In a previous blog post about the new First Class Branches that we have added in TFS 2010, I mentioned the addition of two new permissions related to branching and merging.  In this post, I want to go into a bit more detail about these permissions, explaining what each enables, the motivation for adding each…

1

Using VSS Converter in TFS 2010 Beta 2

TFS 2010 Beta 2 has been out for a few days now, and I’ve heard of quite a few users hitting errors when trying to migrate their VSS databases to TFS using VSS Converter.  If you’ve hit the error message below, keep reading for a workaround that enables you to use VSS Converter from TFS…

2

Forward Compatibility Release for Team Explorer 2008

Today, as you have probably heard by now, was the public release of TFS 2010 Beta 2.  We’ve got a ton of improvements in this release, including some awesome styling changes for the branch visualization features that I’ve blogged about previously.  I have some screenshots coming in a future post where I’ll talk about the…

0

Keyword Expansion Check-in Policy on CodePlex

One feature we often hear requests for in TFS version control is the ability to support keyword expansion in comment headers.  Many users of VSS and CVS are accustomed to using these comments as the way to track the revision history of a file.  While TFS provides the ability to track changeset comments, we don’t…

0

New Migration and Integration Solutions Page on MSDN

Today we launched a new page on MSDN that will serve as the central hub for all things related to conversion to and integration with TFS.  This new Migration and Integration Solutions page consolidates all of the offerings in this space, including the tools provided by Microsoft, tools developed by partners and the community, and…

1

Bi-directional SVN to TFS Tool Available

One of our partners, Persistent Systems, just released a tool to migrate data from Subversion to TFS.  After migration, this tool also provides the ability to synchronize changes back to the SVN repository, allowing teams with heterogeneous ALM tooling to more easily share source code.  Below is some information from Persistent on the new tool…

1

Migration Tools Community

Something that I’m currently working on is trying to better understand the interest our partners and community members have in the migration/sync space.  There are already some people out there that have built tools on our existing Migration Toolkit, and I’m sure there are others I don’t know about that have tried (successfully or unsuccessfully). …

1