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Migrating to Team Foundation Server with Matthew Mitrik

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[Note: This interview, although posted by me (Rory), was actually conducted by Brian Keller - our technical evangelist for Team System.]

So you want to use Team Foundation Server… but how do you get all of your existing data from your current source code control or bug tracking system over to your shiny new TFS server? That’s what the Team Foundation Server Migration Toolkit is designed for. Matthew Mitrik, Program Manager for TFS Migration, talks about the tool his team is building which will help make it easier to migrate to Team Foundation Server.

For more information, check out the following blogs:
Migration Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/tfs_migration/
Robert Horvick’s Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/roberthorvick/
Component Software (mentioned by Matt during the interview): http://www.componentsoftware.com/Products/Converter/index.htm


Update: The original title + description for this interview was accidentally swapped with that of another upcoming interview. This has now been corrected.

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  • PerfectPhasePerfectPhase "This is not war, this is pest control!" - Dalek to Cyberman
    Higher resolution please!!
  • rschriekenrschrieken Constantly in doubt
    Are there any plans for migration from TFS to TFS? Comes in handy if you need to consolidate to a central infrastructure
  • PerfectPhase wrote:
    Higher resolution please!!


    Did you try the "Download" link instead of the in-page player? For this series of videos we were playing with a 16:9 format. I agree that it probably looks worse in the in-page player but please check out the Download link and let us know if it's any better. We're still tweaking...

    Thanks -
    Brian Keller
  • rschrieken wrote:
    Are there any plans for migration from TFS to TFS? Comes in handy if you need to consolidate to a central infrastructure


    That's a popular request. Big Smile

    This is definitely something you could build as a provider for the TFS Migration Toolkit that Matthew described in the interview. We expect that this will be one of the first providers that gets built by the community once the Toolkit is released.

    Brian Keller
  • Update: The pre-release for this toolkit has been made available on CodePlex here: http://www.codeplex.com/MigrationSyncToolkit

    This will also be the location for the final release once it's made available. Be sure to log your feedback at the CodePlex site if you have any suggestions or bugs to log.

    Brian
  • The official release is now posted. (Same location: http://www.codeplex.com/MigrationSyncToolkit)

    Brian
  • Hey I am new to this TFS. Could anyone please guide from where to start as I want to learn and master this amazing technology. Thnx in advnce

  • Ditto what Sheirkhali says.  This interview, while interesting in itself, would probably have been more beneficial after there was something to show, rather than vague plans, understandable since the product is in development now.  Overall these interview have been very helpful though.  Nice job.

     

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