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TFS Integration Platform … after much dog fooding, the first fully supported product has been released

TFS Integration Platform … after much dog fooding, the first fully supported product has been released

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Today we released our “V 1.0” tools on the Visual Studio Gallery at Microsoft.com, officially known as the August 2010 Release.

Cowabunga!

The TFS Integration Tools is a project developed by the Team Foundation Server (TFS) product group and the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to integrate with third party systems for migration and synchronization of data. 

We just released the first fully supported shrink wrapped release of these tools to the Code Gallery, and they are available for immediate download.  These are the same bits that we run in our DevDiv production environment to keep the Pioneer and DevDiv TFS servers in sync, as well as in a number of proof-of-concept (POC) in real-world customer environments.

In addition to many bug fixes, performance enhancements and general robustness improvements,  this release also includes the following:

  • Out of the box adapter to Rational ClearCase
  • Out of the box adapter to Rational ClearQuest
  • Out of the box adapter for File system based version control migrations
  • Updated documentation, guidance and case studies (readiness package)
  • Updated User Interface to configure and run integrations
  • Synchronization monitoring tools and reports

What’s in the package?

Summary of Tools

  • TFSMigrationShell … This is the primary tool in the Integration Tools, and provides the ability to create, edit and run migrations from a GUI
  • MigrationConsole … Provides a command line tool for running migrations
  • ServerDiff … Compares version control files or work items on two servers that are participating in a migration or synchronization session
  • CQMigrationConfigGenerator … Extracts the CQ record type schema information, and generates a default matching TFS WITD, a field mapping, and a list of CQ users
  • TFSIntegrationAdmin … Command line utility for various management and administrative tasks such as import/export of configurations, deleting sessions and configuring service accounts
  • SyncMonitorConsole … The SyncMonitorConsole determines the number of backlogged items and time of any backlog in the processing of a continuous sync session and stores the data in the LATENCY_POLL table of the TFSIntegrationPlatform database. You can use the "TFS Integration - Latency.rdl" located at "Microsoft Team Foundation Server Integration Tools\Reports\"to report on this data.

Summary of Adapters

  • ClearCase Detailed History … Provides the ability to migrate source control items between an IBM ClearCase and TFS system using the native ClearCase API. This adapter migrates all history.
  • ClearCase Selected History … Provides the ability to migrate source control items between an IBM ClearCase and TFS system using the native ClearCase API. This adapter migrates a subset of the history based on a specified label or view.
  • ClearQuest … Provides the ability to migrate work items between an IBM ClearQuest and a TFS system using the native ClearQuest API.
  • File System for TFS 2008 … Provides the ability to migrate files from a file system hierarchy into TFS 2008 version control.  This adapter can be used when there is not a direct adapter available, by exporting revisions from the source system into the file system.
  • File System for TFS 2010 … Provides the ability to migrate files from a file system hierarchy into TFS 2010 version control.  This adapter can be used when there is not a direct adapter available, by exporting revisions from the source system into the file system.
  • Proof of Concept … Provides a sample project for creating an adapter for the Integration tools.
  • SharePoint VC … This is a sample adapter that is used to migrate documents between SharePoint and TFS version control.
  • SharePoint WIT … This is a sample adapter that is used to migrate tasks between SharePoint and TFS work item tracking.
  • TFS 2008 VC … Provides a native integration point with TFS 2008 version control, using the public TFS 2008 API.
  • TFS 2008 WIT … Provides a native integration point with TFS 2008 work item tracking, using the public TFS 2008 API.
  • TFS 2010 VC … Provides a native integration point with TFS 2008 version control, using the public TFS 2010 API.
  • TFS 2010 WIT … Provides a native integration point with TFS 2008 work item tracking, using the public TFS 2008 API.

What’s Next?

Now is a great time to let us know your priorities in this area…what are your partners and customers asking for?  What are some of the common and unsolved integration scenarios that you need to resolve? What can we do to make these tools more valuable during your migration engagements? 

  • File System for TFS 2010 adapter-- how can we use this adapter to migrate from subversion to TFS 2010?

  • Please refer to the readiness package and documentation that ships with the product. If you have specific questions or issues, I reciommend raising a thread on the relevant MSDN forum: social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../threads.

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