Tuesday, September 8, 2009

VSTS 2010 Readiness

VSTS 2010 has been around for a while now, at least in some kind. It’s actually two years now, counting from the first Rosario CTP in August 2007. With Microsoft moving into beta 1 and soon beta 2 it feels like the time to get ready for the future is here.
As a first step for more serious effort I decided to do a test upgrade of our central TFS server, containing about 70 team projects. The goal was to test the upgrade process, and to get a real environment and real data for future tests. The install/configuration/upgrade process was a pleasant experience, running without any problems or errors. After upgrading I had to r run Hakan Eskicis script http://blogs.msdn.com/hakane/archive/2009/05/20/sample-script-to-enable-new-features-in-upgraded-team-projects-tfs-2010-beta1.aspx to enable my old team projects with the new features, hopefully this will be included in the upgrade process in the feature.
Overall the test upgrade went smoothly without any problem, and I can sleep better knowing it works. I also have lots of real life projects and data to put the new vsts2010 features to realistic tests. Hopefully I can start using the new vsts2010 toolset to solve real life everyday problems.

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