TFS Integration Tools Released on Visual Studio Gallery

Over the weekend, our team released the first fully supported version of the Team Foundation Server Integration Tools.  This suite of tools has been developed by the TFS product group with help from the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to provide a comprehensive package to help teams that are migrating from 3rd party ALM tools to…

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Upgrade vs. Migration: TFS Integration Platform

This is the seventh blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS. In some migration scenarios, neither upgrading servers nor losing history are viable options: “I have Team Projects I need to migrate from one existing TFS 2008 server to another TFS 2008 server, and I need to keep the history” In…

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Upgrade vs. Migration: Tip Migration

This is the sixth blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS. Thus far, all of the recommended approaches for scenarios involving migrations of data between TFS 2010 servers have started with upgrade.  For some customers, upgrade may not be an option (in the cases where it is an option, it is…

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Upgrade vs. Migration: Team Project Move

This is the fifth blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS. A common migration scenario is one involving moving Team Projects between servers: “I have a Team Project on one TFS server that I need to migrate to another TFS server” This can be a challenging task, especially when migrating to…

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Upgrade vs. Migration: Server Move

This is the fourth blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS. There are some customers that present migration scenarios that are focused on hardware changes: “I want to migrate my TFS server to a new set of hardware” In the case of an upgrade to TFS 2010 being performed in conjunction…

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Upgrade vs. Migration: Server Consolidation During Upgrade

This is the third blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS. Sometimes, customers present more complex scenarios that aren’t solved by a simple upgrade: “I have two TFS 2008 servers that I need to migrate to a single TFS 2010 server” Often times, upgrade scenarios are paired with other objectives that…

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Upgrade vs. Migration: Upgrading to a Newer Version of TFS

This is the second blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS. One of the most common statements I hear from customers looking at migration is similar to the following: “I have a TFS 2005/2008 server and I want to migrate to TFS 2010” This is not a migration scenario, but rather…

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Upgrade vs. Migration: Definitions

Being the Migration PM for the TFS team, I get a lot of “migration” questions from users.  After a few rounds of questions, most of the time the conclusion is reached that the user wanted something other than migration, say, an upgrade.  With the RTM release of TFS 2010 just months away, I thought that…

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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…

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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…

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