Product Key to migrate from TFS Workgroup edition to Standard edition RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    we have TFS Workgroup edition (supplied along with MSDN subscription package) and successfully used it in our development process. Now we want to upgrade it to Standard version (5 CAL is really limiting us). As says this article (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404848(VS.80).aspx) the only thing we need is the right Product Key. To get it, we bought TFS and 25 CALs for it and received yesterday electronic version of licenses. BUT, as we were told in our local Microsoft’s technical support, this product DOES NOT HAVE any activation keys itself and therefore they can’t give us any Product Key to upgrade from Workgroup. The only thing they suggest is to install it from the scratch, but we don’t want to do it – we have a lot of working projects in the Workgroup Edition. Local Technical support here (Moscow) is not able to give me clear answer what to do. Help me, please.




    PS What exactly we bought is here:

    1) Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2005 English OPEN No Level (125-00095)

    2) Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Fndation Svr CAL 2005 English OPEN No Level User CAL User CAL (126-00139)

    Thursday, February 8, 2007 8:16 AM


  • The answer was easy: the only thing you need is to find the right guy in the technical support, who knows the procedure in details (described here http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2006/02/09/529033.aspx) and really wants to help you, instead of playing the ping-pong game. Hopefully, we've found one.
    Monday, February 12, 2007 7:16 AM