Anyone still using Visual SourceSafe

When I installed TFS 2012 RC a couple of weeks ago I discovered a new component in the Team Foundation Server Administration Console, a Visual SourceSafe upgrade Wizard! For those of you that are familiar with migrating from SourceSafe to earlier versions of TFS you had to use a command line tool called VssConverter together with an XML file, you also had to have a VSS client installed.

The tool does not work in the RC release but is scheduled to ship with the RTM version. Here is how it works:

1. You select the SourceSafe repository you want to migrate together with the SourceSafe admin password and then select the SourceSafe projects you want to migrate.

2. Select the TFS collection and Team project you want to migrate to.

3. Select if you want to do a Full history or Tip migration and select and SQL server instance for temporary storage for Visual SourceSafe repository upgrade.

4. The SourceSafe code is then migrated to TFS.

I am really looking forward to give this tool a try.