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:
Robert Horvick’s Blog:
Component Software (mentioned by Matt during the interview):

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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    The Discussion

    • PerfectPhase
      Higher resolution please!!
    • rschrieken
      Are there any plans for migration from TFS to TFS? Comes in handy if you need to consolidate to a central infrastructure
    • briankel
      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
    • briankel
      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
    • briankel
      Update: The pre-release for this toolkit has been made available on CodePlex here:

      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.

    • briankel
      The official release is now posted. (Same location:

    • sheikhali

      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

    • shdrjones

      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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