TFS 2017 RTM upgrade process

It’s might not be surprising that TFS 2017 upgrade has changes at the process like elastic search installation as part of TFS search infrastructure.
But you may be surprised by the NEW ability to prepare a staging environment for the upgrade. Which means: You can restore the production databases to a new environment and the upgrade will fix and adjust the restored tables to the new machine (instead of manual steps of remap DB)

All steps shown below…



How to make a relationship between "Parent" and "External Child"

1.       Do a baseless merge (command line). For example: tf merge /recursive /baseless "$/TeamProject/src/External Child" "$/TeamProject/src/Parent"
2.       Check-in the changes from the merge (can be done from Visual Studio)

3.       From Visual Studio: Right click on "External Child" select "Branching & Merging"àReparent. Select "Parent Branch"

The Result: