Azure DevOps is the cloud-based sibling of Azure DevOps Server. Simply put, it’s everything you know and love about the on-premises solution with none of the maintenance. With Azure DevOps, you’ll have access to the latest features every three weeks. The features are scalable, reliable, and available wherever you need them. Furthermore, when you choose to make the switch from on-premises to the cloud, you can take your data with you – your work item numbers, Git commit IDs, and much more will remain exactly the same. Are you ready to get started with your migration?

Azure DevOps Data Migration Tool

There are few things more important than having the right tool for a job. The Azure DevOps Data Migration Tool is a precision method to migrate collection databases from Azure DevOps Server to Azure DevOps. The Migration Guide outlines the different phases required to move from Azure DevOps Server to Azure DevOps. These phases include everything from getting started to successfully importing your data.

A visual representation of the phases described in the Migration Guide.

Upgrade Support

One of the most important pre-requisites for this migration is ensuring your database schema version is as close as possible to that of Azure DevOps. This means that if you are currently running a version of Team Foundation Server, you must first upgrade to a supported version of Azure DevOps Server. Migration support for a given version of Azure DevOps Server should last from six to eight months. Therefore, it is imperative to take this support window into account when planning a migration. At the time of this writing, the supported versions are Azure DevOps Server 2019 and Azure DevOps Server 2019.0.1. 

Even with all the tooling and guides available, migration can be a confusing process. Why not let PRAKTIK handle it for you? We will create a migration plan, execute a dry-run, and, of course, carry out the live migration. We will also provide targeted user training to cover standard use cases of the new platform. Contact our team of experts to begin planning your migration today.