Move from on-premise Team Foundation Server (TFS) to Azure DevOps and save time and money
Many organizations who adopted Team Foundation Server for their DevOps have realized
a lot of benefits from implementing TFS. By streamlining application development, testing and operations, these
organizations improved the image of Information Systems Department in the eyes of their business units.
By implementing TFS These organizations had to go through the pain of making sure that their TFS implementation
is in a "Healthy State". This presented a lot of challenges, but these challenges were taken for granted.
We went through two TFS upgrade cycles: One from TFS 2010 to TFS 2013 and now from TFS 2013 to TFS 2017. The cost
of the upgrade, incorporating the new features and the hardware requirements went exponentially high between these
upgrades. We needed this move to Azure DevOps to address all these challenges.
Challenges with On-premise TFS Implementations
While it is necessary to keep the on-premise implementation of TFS in a healthy state, there are many challenges:
Scalability: On-premise TFS implementations can only scale up to the size of their
Patch Management: It is necessary to make sure that all updates are applied to the platform in
a timely manner.
Latest Features: The on-premise implementation would not have all the latest features and capabilities.
It would be necessary to upgrade the platform to the latest version in order to gain access to these new
Access to Cloud Services: On-premise TFS implementations would not make the most out of the
Cloud Service offerings.
Employee Access: Employees have access to TFS only while on-premise.
Partner/Vendor Access: With on-premise TFS implementation, it is difficult to provide access to
your TFS Platform.
Our TFS to Azure DevOps Migration Approach
Our team helps you understand how ready are you to adapt to Azure DevOps. We start with the
assessment of your current TFS Platform, Active Directory, SQL Server and SharePoint. Furthermore, your current
Active Directory is reviewed and compared to the Azure Active Directory requirements. At the end of this
activity, a report is delivered with the results.
Based on the results of the Preparation Phase, Active Directory and TFS are upgraded to one of the supported
versions while still on-premise. If the upgrade fails for any reason, the issues are fixed the operation is
retried until successful.
Working closely with your team, our team of professionals will implement the migration based on a plan shared
with the rest of the concerned personnel. Once the migration is declared successful, the on-premise TFS is
decommissioned and users may switch to Azure DevOps.
SharperSkills® TFS Training
Your team will need to be trained on how to use the features and capabilities of TFS. We offer a hands-on, no-slides,
practical training on TFS called SharperSkills® TFS Training. It's a 5-day, instructor-led training.
This training uses a Virtual Machine equipped with all the software necessary to work on TFS. Every attendee of this
training will get a copy of this virtual machine, as well as a full-color printed User's Manual.