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Project Description

imageWelcome to the Team Foundation Server Supplemental Upgrade Guide. This guide is intended as a supplement to the Upgrade information found in the Team Foundation Server Installation and Administration guides. It is recommended to begin with the Team Foundation Server Installation and Administration Guide ( before using this guide. This guide covers scenarios which may be encountered during and after the upgrade process and provides examples of most common and potential issues.

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Visual Studio ALM Rangers

This guidance is created by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, who have the mission to provide out of band solutions for missing features and/or guidance. This content was created with support from Microsoft Product Group, members of Microsoft Services, Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) and technical specialists from technology communities around the globe, giving you a real-world view from the field, where the technology has been tested and used.

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What is included in the download?

The solution is divided in separate packages to give you the choice of selective downloads. The default download is the first of the listed packages:

  • Guidance contains scenario based practical guidance, frequently asked questions and quick reference posters.

The Epics included in the guidance are:

  • I would like to understand what’s new in Team Foundation Server Upgrade Process
  • I would like to understand the supported Upgrade paths
  • I would like guidance with step-by-step Instruction on how to upgrade my existing Team Foundation Server environment
  • I would like a checklist with Pre and Post upgrade steps I can follow to ensure a smooth and successful upgrade 

External References



Andre Scripa, Bijan Javidi, Christian Nielsen, Ed Holloway, Ewald Hofman, Francisco Fagas, Gordon Beeming, Hosam Kamel, Jeff Bramwell, Jens Suessmeyer, Jim Szubryt, Martin Hinshelwood, Mattias Sköld, Michael Fourie, Mike Abrahamson, Osmar Landin, Patricia Wagner, Petr Moravek, Pierre Donyegro, Pieter Gheysens, Pramod Vasanth, Stefan Mieth, Thomas Isler, Vlatko Ivanovski, William H. Salazar, Willy-Peter Schaub.

See for more information on the team.

How to submit new ideas?

The recommended method is to post ideas to the Discussions Page or to contact the Rangers at


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Last edited Jan 17, 2017 at 4:52 PM by wschaub, version 47