Understanding migrations from on-premises TFS to Visual Studio Online

Willy-P. Schaub

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are pleased to announce the release of the second Understanding TFS migrations from on-premises to Visual Studio Online research findings whitepaper.

This second part is a walkthrough of a migration, using a simulated on-premises environment, Brian Keller’s VM’s, to Visual Studio Online (VSO). The walkthrough is based on two assumptions:

  1. You will use Excel to migrate Work Items from TFS on-premises to Visual Studio Online.
  2. You will migrate latest Source Code from TFS on-premises to Visual Studio Online


It covers the following core topics:


The whitepaper concludes with a vibrant discussion of common post-migration questions and answers.

The first companion whitepaper, included in the download package,  covers the concepts of migrations and guidance on selecting a suitable migration strategy as well as tooling to migrate to Visual Studio Online without affecting your operational environment or data fidelity.

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