Visual Studio Team Services: Migrating from TFS

At first glance, migrating to Visual Studio Team Services seems like a daunting task. This course walks through all required migration steps in detail and gives substantial best practices, resources, and cleanup recommendations along the way.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 20, 2017
Duration
3h 54m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Improving Your Life with VSTS
Setting up VSTS, Azure AD Integration, and Creating Users
Using Team Projects and Security Taxonomies Effectively
Migrating Work Item Data
Migrating Test Plans
Migrating Builds
Migrating to Git Source Control
Understanding Differences with Test Execution
Using Advanced Migration Tools
Conclusion - Keeping Current
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 20, 2017
Duration
3h 54m
Description

Team Foundation Server is getting better than it has ever been. The cloud offering of TFS, Visual Studio Team Services, is now mature enough that just about any organization out there can take advantage of the many benefits of the cloud infrastructure. It is apparent that a great majority of TFS users have already migrated to VSTS. Unfortunately, the end-to-end walkthrough resources out there tend to fall flat in this area. In this course, Visual Studio Team Services: Migrating from TFS, you will learn the many facets of every migration step, as well as the pitfalls that can be realized by non-optimal decisions. You'll also explore migrating to GIT source control. Finally, you'll learn and understanding the important responsibilities about being a user of cloud technologies. This course can be used as a guide for specific parts of a migration or the entire system. After finishing this course, you will have the skills needed to perform a best-practice migration to VSTS from any level of TFS on-premises implementation.

About the author
About the author

Scott has over 20 years of experience with software development, ALM consulting, and cloud computing.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Scott Tate and welcome to my course Visual Studio Team Services: Migrating from TFS. Among other things, I'm a cloud engineer of AJER, AWS, and ALM technologies in general at blindspot. com and I've been helping companies achieve their goals with cloud technologies for the better part of a decade. There are three types of people in this world: those that are in the cloud, those that want to be in the cloud, and those that are thinking about migrating to the cloud. Now, while that statement is a bit facetious and absolute, it's still not that far from the truth. Visual Studio Team Services and TFS are no exceptions to that dogma. End users are constantly amazed at how much migrating to a cloud based VSTS implementation has a positive impact on their resourcing, efficiency, and overall bottom line. In this course, we're going to take a methodical path through migrating an on premises TFS implementation to a Visual Studio Team Services destination. Although cleaning out the proverbial garage in the process, in this fast paced world very seldom do we get opportunities to improve upon critical tools in our lives. Besides taking you through the migration process, this course will give you a veritable cornucopia of best practices to improve during the migration process. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include: setting up the Target Team Project for maximum efficiency, security, and convenience, migrating Work item and test data all while organizing it a bit in the process, migrating to GIT source control and understanding the important responsibilities about being a user of cloud technologies. By the end of this course, you'll have a full understanding of migration tasks and requirements or better yet, you will have performed a full migration to Visual Studio Team Services. Before beginning this course you should be familiar with Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services as this course isn't intended to teach you the technologies themselves. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn the migration best practices with Visual Studio Team Services: Migrating from TFS at Pluralsight.