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Migrating TFS and VSTS Work-items using vsts-work-item-migrator

Microsoft released new tool vsts-work-item-migrator.

It's a command line tool as an open source for migrating work-items from TFS and VSTS. The tool developed in .NET Core, so it's cross platform, it used Work-item REST API. So it's a great example for how to consume that API, in this video. I am going to explain in step by step, how to migrate work-items using this tools. That we will see how to change the configuration to include the source and target projects and use VSTS access token. We will see also some tricks about how to use the tool. It will see how run the validation with dotnet WiMigrator.dll -v configuration.json command and how to run the real migration with dotnet WiMigrator.dll -m configuration.json command We just++ see how to remove GUID tag to re-run the migration again and many others. -�

If you would like to learn more about different tools and ways for Team Foundation Server to Visual Studio Team Services migration, - have a look at the quick guide about real stories for migrating Team Foundation Server to Visual Studio Team Services. The guide describes some of the real migration scenarios and explains how to use different tools for several cases.

You can see this video, if you would like to find more information about my personal experience of the migration Team Foundation Server to Visual Studio Team Services using Database Import Service or TFS Migrator tool provided by Visual Studio Team. Going through all six phases of the migration, following the migration guide provided by Microsoft as a walkthrough. You will see how to get started with the migration process and which prerequisites should be completed. The most important prerequisite is that you must have Azure Active Directory in order to use TFS Migrator tool. See more about the two different process models supported by VSTS, Inherited and Hosted XML. See which decisions you should make and how to validate them. For example which customizations you should keep and which one to remove. To prepare the first collection dacpac, first you should prepare Azure Storage Container, create dacpac file and afterwards upload it. To prepare the second collection Azure VM, you should install SQL Server. Backup the DB from the collection and upload it to the Azure storage container. See first how to import (dry - run) and how to change the configuration afterwards in order to import (production).

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