Migrating your TFS to the Cloud


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Team Foundation Server customers have been asking Microsoft to be able to import their TFS databases to take advantage of all the great capabilities of Visual Studio Team Services.

Well the good news is a Preview of the TFS Database Import Service for Visual Studio Team Services is now available.

The VSTS team have deployed a  Migration Guide which will walk through the different steps along the way.

The guide has been split into six phases of the migration timeline.

Why migrate to Visual Studio Team Services?

Microsoft automatically upgrades your VSTS account with the latest features as they are released. You can stay up to date on new releases at  https://aka.ms/VSTSFeaturesTimeline.

Simplified administration The Microsoft team will monitor your Team Services account around the clock to make sure it is available for your team. You no longer need to worry about managing the core TFS infrastructure any longer.

Accessible from anywhere Your team members will have the flexibility they need to securely access your account from work, home, or their mobile devices. If you have remote development teams, you will have a great solution to collaborate together from anywhere.

Cloud-first innovation Microsoft releases features to Team Services ahead of making it available in updates from Team Foundation Server.

You’ll be able to make your team more productive much sooner.

Driving agility and DevOps practices by making it easier to deploy your apps to the cloud and increase delivery of new business value.

Leverage developer services in the Microsoft Cloud Using Team Services allows you to also take advantage of the many other developer services in the Microsoft Cloud like Azure, on-demand build & deployment servers, the Load Testing Service, Application Insights, HockeyApp, Xamarin Test Cloud, and many others.

Download a complete Guide at http://aka.ms/TFSImportData

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