rename project in TFS
Rename existing project in TFS
We’re taking another look based on all the feedback here! As Doug pointed out, this is rather hard problem though.
- Siddharth (PM on TFS)
Yes, please please please
I vote for this feature, too. It's a must have!
Jab Jab commented
Please get this done soon!
Doug Baker commented
This would be very valuable when restructuring team collections and consolidating team projects. I could be making good use of it right now if it were available.
Daymon Nin commented
I want this too
Johan Meijer commented
It's unbelievable that this was not a must when developing the first version of TFS. As a software developer, the first thing after creating a functionality to create an item (ANY item) is programming a way to edit that item. What if I made a typo, what if the project changed over time, so that the name doesn't serve it's purpose anymore? And yes I know, I can use some third party software to copy all the stuff from one team project to the other. But that's not the way it should be. I think I'll just hack into the SQL database of TFS...
William van Strien commented
We aim to utilize TFS as future proof system administration for a new application suite. One of the first things you typically then need/do, is create a TFS project so that you can fill the product backlog. Only in a later stadium the final application identity / name was decided on by business. Due the lack of ability to rename TFS projects our administration now deviates from that name, even while we just started....
I think it is a good idea to be able to rename a TFS project. I really don't want to set up a new one and deal with imports.
Andy Neillans commented
I can't believe that MS have forced the project (tfsprojectutility) to be removed and yet do not provide a mechanism to do this already (even in TFS 2013).
I vote for this features. I think this a must feature
Just to let everyone know, we have re-posted our code for renaming projects.
we found it works very well, but as always use at your own risk
The Project Naming Convention that was used during initial configuration is horrible and really confusing. Microsoft please consider adding this ASAP, should have been included since day one.
Ray Rascher commented
I agree that renaming a TFS project would be really nice to have. I actually expected this to already be possible until I spoke with my TFS Admin.
This would be really nice to have. We have the wrong name, our company was acquired and we can't change our team project name. Thought'd it be 2 seconds of work...apparently it's impossible.
Just got the announcement that Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2013 to MSDN customers. I'm downloading it now along with TFS 2013.
From everything I've read online TFS 2013 does not have the ability to rename team projects.
Here's to hoping the TFS development teams in Remond?, North Carolina?, India?, China? can work together to deliver Team Project renamed in TFS 2014.
It's nice that there is a faster release cycle...and I'd like to know if team project rename is actually on the microsoft TFS development teams' backlog. Rename is marked as 'Under Review' here on uservoice...but some of the other ideas i guess have been approved and moved ahead in the queue to 'This is on the feature team’s backlog.'
David Nieman commented
Gary - so long as copy brings all assets (VC, WIT, Security, etc) and timestamps\modifications intact that'd be a solution I'd vote for.
We have so many misnamed, orphaned project because of the lack of rename it's untenable.
It'd be great to be able to clean up and organize all of our team projects in a way that's elegant, consistent, and make TFS usable. History revisions are critcal when we look for fixing bugs.
Perhaps a "Copy to new Project" could accomplish largely the same result?
Is there any update here for TFS 2013? We all looking at possibly upgrading to the new version but we can't find if team project's can be renamed in the 2013 verion.