TFS Upgrade – Post Upgrade Checklist

By now you have completed the steps to upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015. The last remaining items are to run through the post upgrade checklist. Once you have completed the checklist, you should be able to announce a successful upgrade. The steps below are taken from the TFS Upgrade Guidance and updated for Team…


TFS Upgrade – Long Lead Checklist

This is a set of preparations where you plan, research and gather information so you are fully prepared to upgrade.   Step Instructions 1 – Review current guide ꙱ – Done Review the current upgrade documentation here. 2 – Schedule meetings ꙱ – Done Schedule the migration planning meetings: Timing, Roles and Preparations. You must…

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TFS Upgrade – Long Lead Preparations

Planning an upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015 is very similar to previous versions, so much of this post will be familiar from previous version upgrade guides if this isn’t your first upgrade.  It’s useful to plan your upgrade by organizing the work into two timeframes – long lead work (planning and tasks that can…

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TFS Upgrade – Short Lead Checklist

Any upgrade of TFS, regardless of how basic or complex, whether in-place or including hardware migration, needs to be planned.  That planning should start long before the migration happens and should include all parties of the TFS ecosystem, meaning all the user roles as well as infrastructure roles. Week or two prior to upgrade Step…

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TFS Upgrade – New Elements of TFS 2015 that influence an upgrade

Today we’ll begin a series of informational blog posts targeting the latest release of Team Foundation Server 2015.  In these posts we’ll cover many of the major changes in deploying Team Foundation Server that are new to Team Foundation Server in 2015.  Some new aspects may be expected and some may come as a surprise,…

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Seven major checkpoints involved in starting an ALM Rangers project – Checklist

▲ of Ideas During the IDEAS phase we collect ideas for gap-filling projects from UserVoice, continuously triage them to unearth win:win opportunities, and look for committed owners to convert them to solutions. ? What is a great idea? Just as there are no bad questions, there are no bad ideas. Ideas that might seem wild…