Migration Toolkit Pre-release nears 100 downloads ...

At this time 98 people have downloaded the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit.  Ok – some of you are saying “100?  What’s the big deal?  A picture of a rabbit with a pancake on it’s head gets more downloads every hour!” And they would be right. But think big picture – what if 50% of the…

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Migration Toolkit Pre-Release published on CodePlex

Interested in writing a migration tool targeting (or synchronizing with) Team Foundation Server version control or workitem tracking? Then check out the pre-release of the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit on CodePlex! http://www.codeplex.com/MigrationSyncToolkit This drop is the complete source code for the migration toolkit and sample converters.  The VC sample is an application that will…

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TFS Migration Toolkit Spec released for public review

As Matt noted on the migration blog a working copy of the toolkit specification has been released.  You can download it and leave feedback from this link: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa948851.aspx  If you have feedback on migration scenarios for version control, work item tracking or other products (test, office, web, file systems, etc) please check it out and…

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How to handle VSSConverter UserMap.xml files for users who no longer exist

When running the VSS to TFS converter (VSSConverter.exe) one of the most common questions I hear is how to create a UserMap.xml file for users who are no longer with the company or have had their accounts renamed.   My first suggestion is that any customer who has to deal with this issue (or any…

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WSS Rant – Linking to the latest version of a sharepoint document considered harmful. (Lessons 6 and 7)

SharePoint does not have persistent hyperlinks for all document revisions. More specifically – SharePoint has two methods for linking to documents: the canonical path and the revision paths.  The canonical path is the latest copy of the document at the time of the download request.  Every time a new revision is created the contents of…

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WSS Rant - finding out what changed is much more difficult then it should be. (Lessons 4 and 5)

In my previous rant I made this statement (quoted out of context): Migrating WSS content to TFS?  Piece of cake.  Just enumerate each WSS change and replay the action in TFS.  If you are doing an incremental migration then just enumerate those changes that have occurred since the last time you checked for changes. There…

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The SharePoint client object model, chevy pickups and three important lessons.

If I could do it all over again I would take auto shop class in high school.  I didn’t know it at the time but I really enjoy automotive technology.  I have bought several text books used in automotive tech classes and read them cover to cover several times.  I have a small library of…

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I'll be talking about migrating WSS document libraries to TFS source control for a while

As Matt has mentioned on the TFS Migration blog we’re working on a migration toolkit and, specifically, a sample converter tool to keep WSS document libraries in sync with a location in the TFS source control server.   One of the most common questions I get when people hear this is “Why a WSS converter? …

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hexadecimal value 0x07, is an invalid character

Every once in a while I get a message that at first baffles me but once I understand the problem it’s hand-smackingly obvious.  This error message was one of those.  “hexadecimal value 0x07, is an invalid character” By now I’ve run into this problem a few times and with a few different converters that target the TFS version…

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How long should a version control migration to TFS take?

I’m curious what you think. Imagine you have an installation of Generic Version Control System with 500,000 items you intend to migrate to TFS.  Each item has, on average, 3 revisions of history.  So you have 1.5 million revisions.  And let’s say that this was done over 200,000 changsets.  Also, if you want, let’s say…

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