Matt Mitrik

Program Manager | TFS | Version Control | Migration

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  • Blog Post: TFS Integration Tools Released on Visual Studio Gallery

    Over the weekend, our team released the first fully supported version of the Team Foundation Server Integration Tools. This suite of tools has been developed by the TFS product group with help from the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to provide a comprehensive package to help teams that are migrating from...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade vs. Migration: TFS Integration Platform

    This is the seventh blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS . In some migration scenarios, neither upgrading servers nor losing history are viable options: “I have Team Projects I need to migrate from one existing TFS 2008 server to another TFS 2008 server, and I need to keep...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade vs. Migration: Tip Migration

    This is the sixth blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS . Thus far, all of the recommended approaches for scenarios involving migrations of data between TFS 2010 servers have started with upgrade. For some customers, upgrade may not be an option (in the cases where it is an option...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade vs. Migration: Team Project Move

    This is the fifth blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS . A common migration scenario is one involving moving Team Projects between servers: “I have a Team Project on one TFS server that I need to migrate to another TFS server” This can be a challenging task, especially when migrating...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade vs. Migration: Server Move

    This is the fourth blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS . There are some customers that present migration scenarios that are focused on hardware changes: “I want to migrate my TFS server to a new set of hardware” In the case of an upgrade to TFS 2010 being performed in conjunction...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade vs. Migration: Server Consolidation During Upgrade

    This is the third blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS . Sometimes, customers present more complex scenarios that aren’t solved by a simple upgrade: “I have two TFS 2008 servers that I need to migrate to a single TFS 2010 server” Often times, upgrade scenarios are paired with other...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade vs. Migration: Upgrading to a Newer Version of TFS

    This is the second blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS . One of the most common statements I hear from customers looking at migration is similar to the following: “I have a TFS 2005/2008 server and I want to migrate to TFS 2010” This is not a migration scenario, but rather an upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade vs. Migration: Definitions

    Being the Migration PM for the TFS team, I get a lot of “migration” questions from users.  After a few rounds of questions, most of the time the conclusion is reached that the user wanted something other than migration, say, an upgrade.  With the RTM release of TFS 2010 just months away, I...
  • Blog Post: Dogfooding the TFS Integration Platform

    Late last night, we published updates to the TFS Integration Platform on CodePlex.  In addition to these changes containing new features, numerous bug fixes, and documentation refreshes, the updates marked the beginning of the dogfooding effort to sync our internal server to the TFS server used...
  • Blog Post: New Forum on MSDN

    For a long time, we have had no home for questions related to migration offerings such as the VSS Converter, as well as general questions about our tools, partners, and service offerings.  We’ve recently added a new forum on MSDN to serve as the home for questions related to all of these things...
  • Blog Post: TFS Integration Platform Alpha Released on CodePlex

    Today, we released the Alpha version of the TFS Integration Platform on CodePlex.  For all of the details, including the docs and source code, check out the project page: http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com If you check out the project page, you’ll soon realize that this project has replaced the...
  • Blog Post: Using VSS Converter in TFS 2010 Beta 2

    TFS 2010 Beta 2 has been out for a few days now, and I’ve heard of quite a few users hitting errors when trying to migrate their VSS databases to TFS using VSS Converter.  If you’ve hit the error message below, keep reading for a workaround that enables you to use VSS Converter from TFS 2010 Beta...
  • Blog Post: New Migration and Integration Solutions Page on MSDN

    Today we launched a new page on MSDN that will serve as the central hub for all things related to conversion to and integration with TFS.  This new Migration and Integration Solutions page consolidates all of the offerings in this space, including the tools provided by Microsoft, tools developed...
  • Blog Post: Bi-directional SVN to TFS Tool Available

    One of our partners, Persistent Systems, just released a tool to migrate data from Subversion to TFS.  After migration, this tool also provides the ability to synchronize changes back to the SVN repository, allowing teams with heterogeneous ALM tooling to more easily share source code.  Below...
  • Blog Post: Migration Tools Community

    Something that I’m currently working on is trying to better understand the interest our partners and community members have in the migration/sync space.  There are already some people out there that have built tools on our existing Migration Toolkit , and I’m sure there are others I don’t know about...
  • Blog Post: SVN to TFS Tool Available from Timely Migration

    Last week, the folks over at Timely Migration released a new migration tool to enable migration from Subversion to Team Foundation Server. I've personally heard a lot of requests from potential TFS for a tool to do this, so I'm sure plenty of people out there will be happy to hear this. One of the coolest...
  • Blog Post: Determining the Right Blog Scope

    Shortly after joining MS, I decided that I should create a blog to share information with the world that was related to what I was working on. Initially, this was limited to the migration tools that we were building for TFS 2005, hence the TFS Migration Blog . However, as time went on, I picked up more...
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