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make it possible to move a Team Project between Team Project Collections

Currently you need to move an existing Team Project to a new Team Project Collection. I would like a feature to move Team Project between Team Project Collections without using TFS Integration Toolkit or other 3rd party tools.

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    Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: make it possible to move projects and move history as well  ·   · 

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      • Vincent ChowVincent Chow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a major pain point for managing active team projects and archiving old ones. This feature should have been available since... yesterday may be?

      • Ralph SchindewolfRalph Schindewolf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please provide a way to archive collections or at least seamless archive team projects and move them to collections that can be archived. Really looking forward to this feature as we have team projects scattered over numerous TFS instances in different collections and we'd love to be able to consolidate down to one team project collections. 2017 can't get here fast enough for this feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you for planning this feature. There are so many of us waiting for it. My collections have been growing year after year and it is becoming a burden to administer them all separately. I look forward to 2017, the year that we are finally capable of merging collections.

      • AlejandroAlejandro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        TFS Integration Platform is obsolete. All of the transactions are done by the migration user account, so your search of who and when things were done, is lost.

      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely need this feature. I am moving 2 TFS servers (2010 and 2012) into one 2015 server and would ideally like to combine these into one collection. Sadly this cannot be done.

      • David HokeDavid Hoke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this as a dependency to migrate our on-prem TFS projects to new collections within VSO. Existing tools let us migrate to the root of VSO but we can not move code to collections from there without losing history, branching, etc. Consequently, we can not use VSO for complete ALM as we hoped. We want to get this migration done so we can start using Release Management in a fully integrated manner as well. The new features are in our critical path.

      • Randy in MarinRandy in Marin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have TFS onsite. I considered going to VS Online, but we don't have the ability to move our collection there and back. Having the ability to move a team project to and from the cloud will make it a lot easier for us to make the jump.

        I hope the transfer is designed to be compact and efficient - and not via millions of web service calls. An additional backup/restore option at the team project level? (Move the team project to a private collection, make the compressed backup, transfer, restore, move the private collection to a target collection? Or perhaps moving a team project is a special case of split collection and combine collection?)

      • Randy in MarinRandy in Marin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is good news that this feature will be added someday. I would think a measure of success would be the ability of moving a project there and back again without a loss of functionality or information. I hope the implementation of moving team projects will be done in a manner compatible to other potential future features. For example, it might also be nice to combine 2 or more team projects into a single project (as subfolders?). Move the project (a subfolder?) back out?

      • Steinar HerlandSteinar Herland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This tool should also make it possible to move source and pbi's++ from on-premise TFS to Visual Studio Team Services

      • Sherrill DarbySherrill Darby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Archiving team projects using the TFS Integration Tool works but does not help when you have literally thousands of test cases which also need to be migrated. We need a tool to move the team project with all assets.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently users are able to move projects inside TFS between distinct team projects, but if for some reason we make a move and after that we delete the original team project, then the history of moved projects is totally lost. So it would be great to move and preserve history with move independently of what happens to the previous location of moved files or projects

      • Bill SimpsonBill Simpson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A recent reorganisation request to move projects around collections to make it simpler for our company to record support issues for all our applications from one place, would require this feature to be implemented

      • Shawn McNabbShawn McNabb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can add our voice to this request as well. We recently moved to 2013 and need to separate projects by business units. Plus we have many projects that can be archived. It looks like all movement on this has stopped. We would rather not use third party tools to augment the functionality of TFS. If the ability to migrate collections can't easily be built in, why can't Microsoft can provide a tool?

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