Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The TFS Upgrade Guide gets... well... upgraded. v3, the TFS 2013 Upgrade Edition

Willy's Reflections - TFS Upgrade Guide comes out of silent BETA release and ships v3 for TFS 2013

We are please to announce the release of TFS Upgrade Guide, v3 for practical guidance for an upgrade to TFS 2013.

This guide is intended as a supplement to the Upgrade information found in the Team Foundation Server Installation and Administration guides. It is recommended to begin with the Team Foundation Server Installation and Administration Guide ( before using this guide. This guide covers scenarios which may be encountered during and after the upgrade process and provides examples of most common and potential issues.


TFS Upgrade Guide - v3 - TFS 2013 Upgrade Guide


Welcome to the Team Foundation Server Upgrade Guide where we, the ALM Rangers, will take you on a guided journey through practical and scenario-based guidance for upgrading your existing Team Foundation Server (TFS) infrastructure to TFS 2013, walking through some of the common scenarios encountered during the upgrade process.

NOTE The guidance is based on Visual Studio TFS 2013 and should be used in conjunction with documentation that accompanies the product and is available on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) at

Intended audience
We expect the majority of our audience personas to be Dave – TFS Server Administrator, Jane – Infrastructure specialist, Garry – Development Lead and Paul – Database Administrator. See ALM Rangers Personas and Customer Types1 for more information on these and other personas.

The guide assumes a good knowledge of the TFS and an operational administration mindset – in other words, intermediate to advanced TFS Administrators.

What you’ll need
The following prerequisites are needed and referenced in this guide as ‘supported editions’:
 TFS 2010 and 2012 as existing environment
 TFS 2013 as target environment


No more excuses... time to upgrade or at least seriously consider it... come on, it shouldn't be that hard, right? At least, not if you have this guide in hand [Note to self: Walk the walk... sigh... must upgrade mine soon]

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