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How to setup and use TFS based on Azure? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

     

    Could anybody tell me how to setup TFS and use it based on Azure? We have no dedicated server for TFS in our company and I thought it'd be a good idea to use Azure for TFS.

     

    Thanks.

    Monday, October 25, 2010 5:18 PM

Answers

  • It's planned for next year. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/10/28/tfs-on-windows-azure-at-the-pdc.aspx for more details

    In the meantime you can always set up your own on a hosted instance on, for example, rackspace. Assuming you are on MSDN this will set you back about $60 a month for a 1 gig windows vm which should be good enough for a couple of users. I am doing this for over a year now and it works like a charm.

     

     


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    • Marked as answer by Yi-Lun Luo Monday, November 1, 2010 9:38 AM
    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I don't believe you can run TFS on the Windows Azure platform. Perhaps this is something that will be possible in the future, but I have not yet heart of this being possible.

    You can however configure you build process to deploy to the cloud automatically through continuous integration, but that's not what you're asking I guess.


    With regards,

    Patriek
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    Monday, October 25, 2010 7:07 PM
  • I'm also not aware of TFS running on Azure just yet.  Here is a blog from this last April about the exploration of doing so:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/04/18/tfs-and-azure.aspx

    Here is a blog post with some recommendations for partners with hosted TFS options (not on Azure):

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2010/07/16/hosted-team-foundation-server.aspx

     


    Brian Aurich
    Windows Azure Community PM
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:28 AM
  • Did you see the Keynote for PDC yesterday?  They talked about it, but no info on how to actually sign up.
    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:34 PM
  • It's planned for next year. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/10/28/tfs-on-windows-azure-at-the-pdc.aspx for more details

    In the meantime you can always set up your own on a hosted instance on, for example, rackspace. Assuming you are on MSDN this will set you back about $60 a month for a 1 gig windows vm which should be good enough for a couple of users. I am doing this for over a year now and it works like a charm.

     

     


    -- My Azure Sites: www.eblizz.com , www.freshfugu.com Blog: martinatsunset.com Twitter: martin_sunset
    • Marked as answer by Yi-Lun Luo Monday, November 1, 2010 9:38 AM
    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:38 PM
  • Ok , could you please show me any kind of HOWTO for installing my TFS Server (and possibly code database) on Azure? Just fotr you information, I have an MSDN subscription.
    Monday, November 22, 2010 9:35 PM
  • Hi,

    Currently you can't install TFS on Azure. The VM role isn't available just yet and even if it is, this isn't the best option for installing TFS. If I am correct, YA3 was suggesting to install TFS on an hosted environment that isn't Azure based. In that case, installing is just the same as installing it in an on premise scenario which is described in detail in the help files.

    Hope this helps.

    Edward

    Monday, November 22, 2010 9:46 PM