Upgrade Team Foundation Server
Use this guide to upgrade to the latest release of Team Foundation Server 2013.
You’ll find step-by-step guidance here that covers the most popular upgrade tasks, including in-place upgrades and upgrades that involve moving to new hardware and direction on what to do with SharePoint, whether it’s running on the same server as TFS or somewhere else. We’ll also walk through upgrade of a build machine, as well as adding new features to your upgraded team projects.
Review upgrade requirements
Upgrade TFS application-tier server
Setup a new build server
Add new features to your team projects
- Q: What should we do with our files with pending changes? Do we have to check them in before we upgrade?
1. Review upgrade requirements
First, read the TFS upgrade requirements. New for this release, SQL Server and SharePoint requirements have changed. Some versions of SharePoint that were previously supported are no longer supported, so you might have to upgrade your SharePoint Farm to continuing using it with TFS.
2. Upgrade TFS application-tier server
Next, choose a server upgrade path.
The steps are different based on whether you’re using a basic TFS installation (or Express), or if you’re planning to use the same hardware (standard upgrade) or moving to a new machine (advanced upgrade). Select from one of the paths below:
Upgrade TFS Basic or Express (basic upgrade)
TFS application tier will use the same hardware it’s using right now (standard upgrade)
TFS Application Tier will use different hardware than it’s using right now (advanced upgrade)
3. Setup a new build server
After you upgrade the application tier, you might want to install the new build service. At the bottom of the build service installation topic, you’ll find some tips on dealing with the build service and upgrade.
4. Add new features to your team projects
You can also use a wizard to add new features to your team projects.
Q & A
Q: What should we do with changes on our dev machines? Do we have to push or check them in before we upgrade?
If you’re concerned about backing up changes on a local dev machine during the upgrade process, you can:
TFVC:Shelve your changes.
Git: Copy or push your repo to a backup location on an alternate machine or storage device.