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We want to migrate our current TFS 2010 solution that's hosted today in one of our own servers to TFS 2012 hosted somewhere else.

We don't want to handle the servers any more, and therefor are looking at alternatives.

TFS preview / Azure is one alternative, hosted in the cloud, but I'm not that happy with forcing users to use live id, and we don't have an AD.

My second thought was to create a Azure virtual mashine, and there install and host TFS 2012. Is there any downsides with this? Compared to the price of bying a VPS this is cheap and feels reliable in Azure?

Do you have any other ideas?

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What is the problem with a live ID? Seems like a non-issue, but maybe I'm missing something? Its free, easy to get, can use most any email address??? – Tim Elhajj Sep 11 '12 at 22:52

We don't typically give suggestions on preview basis software simply because of the flux that may be involved with it. That being said, the Hosted TFS option from Microsoft is pretty stable and integrates well with the new Azure Websites option, it that is something you are also looking into. If not take a look at, they already have TFS 2012 production hosting available.

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