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Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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***8/24/2012*** This post is now very out of date. Please see
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2011/07/27/getting-started-with-ibm-rational-to-team-foundation-server-tfs-migrations.aspx for more up to date information.
Yesterday we released a new tool that will help customers who use both Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and ClearCase or are migrating from ClearCase to TFS. It is available for download today at no additional charge for licensed users of TFS (server and CALs). We are hoping to release some updates to TFS licensing soon that will simplify it for people using tools like this to synchronize TFS with other SCM systems. For now read our licensing whitepaper to understand the requirements.
This new ClearCase -> TFS migration and synchronization tool provides the ability to migrate ClearCase data to TFS, and it also provides a service that will keep items in sync between TFS and ClearCase. Together, these features will make the process of migrating from ClearCase to TFS much simpler, and far more automated. It enables you to make a one time switch and preserve your data and history or it allows a longer term cooexistance by allowing different people or teams to use ClearCase and TFS while ensuring that all of the data and history is available to all users.
A quick summary of the features of the tool:
You can get forum support at http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=478&SiteID=1 if you have questions or need help. We're also working to arrange official CSS phone support.
In concert with releasing this new ClearCase -> TFS migration and synchronization tool, we have launched a new web page to serve as a hub of information about integration of TFS with other SCM products. This includes information both on our own offerings and on third party offerings. If you see any that are missing, please let me know and we'll make sure to get them added. I already know of a couple of missing things - our own ClearQuest conversion tool and the offerings from http://www.componentsoftware.com
Also, if you want to stay up to date on the latest news, you can follow that TFS migration blog.