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Upgrading from TFS 2005/2008 to TFS 2010

Lots of people are trying out TFS 2010 now and they want to import their 2005/2008 data.  Here are some good things to know as you think through this: The TFS installation guide is a great resource in helping you understand your upgrade options: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2d531219-2c39-4c69...
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TFS 2010 Compatibility with Older Clients

We've worked hard to make sure TFS 2010 is usable from all clients that can access TFS 2005 and 2008 in order to make your upgrade to TFS 2010 easier.  Unfortunately, the changes in 2010 are significant enough it will require patches/updates to older clients to work fully.  The follow post explains the compatibility philosophy and ...
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TFS 2010 Compatibility with Older Clients

We've worked hard to make sure TFS 2010 is usable from all clients that can access TFS 2005 and 2008 in order to make your upgrade to TFS 2010 easier.  Unfortunately, the changes in 2010 are significant enough it will require patches/updates to older clients to work fully.  The follow post explains the compatibility philosophy and ...
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Learning about VS 2010 Beta 2

There’s going to be a ton of content coming out over the next few days and weeks to help you understand what all is in the 2010 release and how to get started with it.  One great source of information is Channel 9.  Brian has already put up one new video on installing and getting started with the Beta:   https://channel9....

VS 2010 Licensing Changes

The big news, along with the announcement of VS 2010 Beta 2 availability, are all the licensing changes that go along with it.  I won’t go into all of them here because it’s pretty long.  I just want to communicate the philosophy and the high points.  Our pre-sales web sites will have more detailed information for ...

VS 2010 Beta 2 is Now Available for MSDN Subscriber Download

This includes: The VS Beta also includes the features formerly known as Team System role SKUS.  Very shortly I’ll be writing a post on the packaging changes we are making to combine and simplify the VS/VSTS products. MSDN subscribers can download Beta 2 today (It will be available to the rest of the world on Wednesday). https://msdn...
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TeamCompanion 2.2 released

A new version of the TeamCompanion for Outlook product that provides integration of TFS work items into your Outlook experience has just been released.  I've heard a log of great things about TeamCompanion from customers.  If you are looking for a better way to manage all of your work and communication centrally in one UI, check...
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Synchronizing two TFS servers

I've seen a lot of questions lately about synchronizing one TFS server with another.  I think the heightened interest in this scenario has been brought on by the announcement of the TFS Basic installation option.  People are starting to think of new and cool ways they can use TFS and they want to be able to synchronize them with ...
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Thinking about the future of TFS installation

I've posted over the past several months about the great advances we've made in the TFS installation experience.  As we start to wrap up work on TFS 2010, we're starting to think about the future (beyond 2010 :)).  One of the things that has interested me for a while is the notion of virtual appliances.  I've been wondering how ...
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Going Live with TFS Beta 2

TFS Beta 2 is just around the corner and it's going to be the first pre-release with a "go-live" license.  This means that we'll support customers putting it into production and we'll ensure upgrades from Beta 2 to RTM work so you don't lose any data. Brian Keller wrote a great post about preparing for putting TFS into production: http://...
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