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Why move to VSTS?

Using many features of VSTS allow you to get started quickly and even make it easier to build, plan and ship your applications even when you make it available on a variety of platforms. You get all the features without having to download and set up anything. VSTS is managed by Microsoft, you don’t have to do anything other than creating an account- you’re good to go. You don’t have to worry about supporting the tool, you can just focus on developing your applications. Microsoft manages and administers the infrastructure, as well as take care of your backups.

Collaboration is easier with teams distributed around the world. You have the option to use centralized version control/distributed approach. You have everything in one place which makes it easier for your teams to keep track of your work. You can add extensions from the marketplace or build your own.

VSTS is frequently updated with new functionalities and features every 21 days (i.e. 3-week sprint cycle).

In short, it fosters agility and efficiency in teams. Smaller teams with 5 or fewer members can even take advantage of VSTS for free-  Know more

  • Unlimited free private code repositoriesscrumboard
  • Track bugs, work items, feedback and more
  • Agile planning tools
  • Continuous integration builds
  • Develop in any language
  • Use Visual Studio, Eclipse, or your own tools
  • Enterprise-grade services scale to any team size


Migrate to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) from Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Ever since Visual Studio Team Services was released to provide a hosted SaaS service for development teams, Team Foundation Server customers have been trying to import their TFS databases to take advantage of all the great capabilities of Visual Studio Team Services. At first glance, migrating to Visual Studio Team Services seems like a daunting task. VSTS has the features that you want in a scalable, reliable, and globally available hosted service.









We are happy to say that, Canarys is one of the very few Microsoft VSTS Qualified Partner providing end to end solution for TFS to VSTS migration. Canarys was one of the first few DevOps partners to get hands dirty on this new tool as part of Private Preview program and now that the tool is publicly available, we can help companies (like yours) move quickly and reliably from TFS to VSTS. We are proud to be part of a selected group of Microsoft Qualified DevOps FastTrack and TFS to VSTS Migration Partners that can work with this new migration tool to help customers move to VSTS quickly and safely. We have helped many customers to migrate from Team Foundation Server and begun to enjoy the benefits.


Benefits of Migrating to VSTS from TFS

If you are already using TFS, it will be beneficial for you to move to VSTS. With VSTS there is no overhead of maintaining infrastructure, no need to upgrade to newer versions of TFS and more importantly we are not getting missed out on latest features of VSTS. We can help you in the migration and make sure DevOps pipelines are intact. Throughout the process, we will help you get all the pre-requisites together to prepare you for the migration.

Every organization who have migrated into VSTS are enjoying the benefits like

  • Simplified server management
  • Immediate access to the latest and greatest features (Microsoft release new updates every 3 weeks)
  • Improved connectivity with remote sites
  • A transition from capital expenditures (servers and the like) to operational expenditures (subscriptions) to mention a few
  • With CI & CD, Build-Deploy-Test process is automated. Free build service in VSTS helps in cutting down the infrastructure cost
  • Features like automated load testing, team room collaboration facilitate teams avoiding last minute bottlenecks and creating real time scenarios


Many customers have already migrated to VSTS and are enjoying the benefits, Are you ready too?

Contact our experts for any related enquiries-

Know more about Canarys services and offerings by visiting our website at www.ecanarys.com




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