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Professional Team Foundation Server 2013 by Grant Holliday, Martin Woodward, Ed Blankenship, Damian Brady, Steven St. Jean

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Chapter 27Upgrading Team Foundation Server

What's in this chapter?

  • Understanding upgrade types
  • Differences between in-place and hardware migration–based upgrades
  • Upgrading software prerequisites
  • Using the upgrade wizard
  • Upgrading legacy team projects
  • Enabling Team Foundation Server 2013 features in legacy team projects

Instead of installing a brand-new Team Foundation Server 2013 instance, you may have an earlier version of Team Foundation Server internally and want to upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2013. Thankfully, Microsoft has provided the means to upgrade an existing server to the latest version. However, as a Team Foundation Server administrator, you will actually have several additional tasks to complete to ensure that end users are able to leverage the new features.

The upgrade wizard in Team Foundation Server 2013 allows a full-fidelity data upgrade from the following legacy versions:

  • Team Foundation Server 2010
  • Team Foundation Server 2010 with Service Pack 1
  • Team Foundation Server 2012 Beta or Release Candidate
  • Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Team Foundation Server 2012 with Updates 1, 2, or 3
  • Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview or Release Candidate

You may notice that Team Foundation Server 2005 and 2008 are not listed. If you still have a Team Foundation Server 2005 instance, then you will want to upgrade first to Team Foundation Server 2010 with Service Pack 1, and then you can perform the upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2013. If you still have a Team Foundation ...

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