Chapter 25

Upgrading from Earlier Versions

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 2012 features in legacy team projects

 

Instead of installing a brand-new Team Foundation Server 2012 instance, you may have an earlier version of Team Foundation Server internally and want to upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2012. 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 2012 allows a full-fidelity data upgrade from the following legacy versions:

  • Team Foundation Server 2008 with Service Pack 1
  • Team Foundation Server 2010
  • Team Foundation Server 2010 with Service Pack 1
  • Team Foundation Server 2012 Beta or Release Candidate

You may notice that Team Foundation Server 2005 is 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 2012. You may also notice that you need at least Service Pack 1 installed if you want to upgrade from a Team Foundation Server 2008 instance. ...

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