How can we improve Team Services?

Import data from TFS on-prem into VS Team Services

possibility to export a collection and import it in an on premises installation and the other way

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    Marco CusinatoMarco Cusinato shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    FabienFabien shared a merged idea: Import a full TFS database on Visual Studio Online  ·   · 
    Steven SpyrkaSteven Spyrka shared a merged idea: Export and Import Feature to Team Foundation 2013 Server  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Make an export/import to archive function for Visual Studio Online  ·   · 
    Akash KavaAkash Kava shared a merged idea: Migrate Existing TFS Projects to TFS Cloud Service  ·   · 
    Larry CarterLarry Carter shared a merged idea: Migration from On-Premise to Team Foundation Services  ·   · 
    Derek NoonanDerek Noonan shared a merged idea: Provide a means of migrating from on-prem TFS to cloud TFS  ·   · 
    Nicolas LouisNicolas Louis shared a merged idea: Migrate Team projects from private TFS to TFS Azure  ·   · 

    I’m happy to announce that we’ve started work on enabling data import to VSTS from TFS. This will enable customers to detach and import a collection into a VSTS account. We’re hoping to have a private preview available in 2016 Q2.

    This does not include the other way and move your data from VS Team Service to on-prem TFS. If you are interested into that scenario, please vote for this suggestion: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/330519/suggestions/12407493

    Rogan Ferguson
    TFS Program Manger

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      • Alan TAlan T commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rogan, I am interested. Can you publish an update as to when its scheduled to release, since we are out of the 2nd Q now?

      • Ali SeAli Se commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If the preview is available, I'm very interested, and like to move my company from on-prem to Team Foundation Services.

      • Mike BransteinMike Branstein commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rogan, I have several customers VERY interested in moving from on-premises TFS 2015 to VSTS. Some could be good cases, as they have TPCs originating from TFS 2010 and earlier. One is actively using Build and Release vNext. Is there any chance to get into the private preview?

      • Robin BahmRobin Bahm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is the private preview available yet, has anyone had a chance to try this? Is there any update on release date?

      • Paul ChanningPaul Channing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I look forward to being able to try this out. We cannot move our existing projects into Team Services until we can take all our work items, changesets, labels etc. keeping the same ids and dates, otherwise we have to keep an on premise TFS server running so we can find this information and if we are going to do that we might as well just keep using TFS.

      • Christopher MankChristopher Mank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would also love to be on a private preview. We do these types of migrations often and this is always a sticking point.

      • Bill FenckenBill Fencken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would like to be a part of the private preview as well. We're a Silver ALM partner with a client that wants to use this feature on their move to VSTS.

      • Clayton ReevesClayton Reeves commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If any of you are looking into the possibility of changing your storage engine from TFS to GIT there is an amazing project called git-tfs - https://github.com/git-tfs/git-tfs. It will take the full structure of your current TFS repo and replicate it to the best of its abilities into a GIT repo.

      • David WatsonDavid Watson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have found our options on current migration methods to be unsatisfactory and would appreciate an invite into the private preview as soon as it is available. thanks

      • Suresh GladstoneSuresh Gladstone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very keen and waiting for this feature . We have our source code base which we currently intent to migrate only to TFVC and Test suites in Team manager . Fingers crossed we get this soon

      • Patrick CreehanPatrick Creehan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hopefully this tool will allow you to select which artifacts to migrate. For example, I already manually migrated Work Items months ago, but haven't moved source code yet. With this tool, I'd like to be able to only move source code with version history and branching. Work Item areas, iterations, and all that I don't want to migrate as that would create duplicates/conflicts.

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

        Will the import handle upgrades of TFS 2012 and TFS 2013 collections? If there is an export option, will there be an option for prior TFS versions in addition to the most recent version?

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

        The import to VSO will be very valuable feature. There is a catch-22. Even if I don't ever need to use an "export" feature, I need the export option when justifying a migration to VSO using the import option. I probably will use the import and tell everybody to have fun. Then I'll tell them they still have to use the local TFS for real work until further notice.

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