If you are using TFS and specifically switching from SVN to TFS then you might run into the issue that your Maven release perform tries to do a Get to a workspace sub folder. This will not work as TFS has a validation exception to trying to map a sub folder inside an existing workspace. That could be disastrous in a real situation.
With the release of Visual Studio 2013 we now have release management built right into the product that we can use to build a scalable release pipeline. It’s not perfect but it does hit the spot.
Have you seen how easy it is to install Release Management 2013 and configure it with with Visual Studio 2013? See Martin install and configure the new Visual Studio 2013 Release Management Server, Client, and Deployment Agent all in under 10 minutes.
Last week I was onsite with a customer who was trying to do automated release and test with Lab Management. I showed him a better way by execute Tests with Release Management for Visual Studio 2013.
As a consultant I am onsite at a different customer every week and as I use my own laptop for most engagements I need to be able to change the Release Management Server that I connect to from the thick client.
Microsoft just made both Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 8.1 available for download on MSDN and on http://visualstudio.com. This release includes Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 as well as making Windows 8.1 available on Windows Update.