Upgrade to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2017.

This article aims to expand on the Upgrade overview and give a step by step walk-through of the upgrade to TFS 2017.There are some minor changes in the upgrade process that attempts to simplifies it. Upgrade Source Minimum Requirement: Your TFS databases must be at least at the TFS 2012 RTM level to jump to…


TFS 2010: A quick peek on TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 upgrade (Migration upgrade)

Upgrade: TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 The TFS install guide has instructions to both (in place and migration) types of upgrades possible in TFS 2010. While most of you would like to go for a Migration upgrade, simply for the reason that you can have both the TFS 2008 and upgraded TFS 2010 environments available…

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Build and Deploy Azure Web Apps using Team Foundation Server/Services vNext Builds.

At Microsoft, we are constantly trying to improve the cloud services and integration to make it more productive and simple to accomplish complex tasks. Here’s a walkthrough on creating, publishing, building and deploying an Azure Web App using Visual Studio Team Services vNext builds. To keep this rudimentary, we will use the general template from…


Team Foundation Server 2015 RTM–Installation Steps

Earlier this month, we released the RTM version of the latest member of our TFS family: TFS 2015. To get started below is the simple installation of TFS 2015. To start with, you can check out the TFS 2015 RTM requirements and compatibilities here. Environment: TFS 2015 RTM SQL 2014 You can get the installation…


In-Place upgrade to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 from TFS 2013

This upgrade document gives detailed step by step procedure for the In-Place upgrade from TFS 2013 to 2015 RTM with Reporting and SharePoint. Environment Details: TFS 2013 environment Windows server 2012 R2, TFS 2013 update 5, SQL 2014 SP1, SharePoint 2013 SP1 TFS 2015 environment Windows server 2012 R2, TFS 2015 RTM, SQL 2014 SP1,…


What version of Team Foundation Server do I have?

Team Foundation Server has improved a lot over the years. From being deployed to physical machine(s) to the cloud. There has been a variation in terms of updates pushed to Team Foundation Server from 2005 to the latest version (2013). In simple terms, in 2005, 2008 and 2010, the updates were given out as Service…


Migrating Team Foundation Server Databases

This article will be helpful if you are planning to move the databases used by your TFS deployment, to a new hardware. The databases to be migrated will depend on your deployment of TFS, and the components for which you choose to move the databases. This may include: TFS Databases Ø Configuration database (Tfs_Configuration) Ø…


Build association with work Items in vNext

When switching from XAML to vNext, I realized the newer build model doesn’t update Global List. Old XAML builds enabled a work flow where work items were created on build failure and then updated those work items, associated with check-ins on successful builds. I couldn’t find a similar feature happening out of the box on…