How to make TFS Offline strictly solution-based

For some users it may be a bit offputting that taking one solution offline causes all other solutions bound to that same server to go offline when they are opened (assuming no “Go Online” operations in the interim).  There is a registry key value that may be specified to tell VS to ignore the server-based Offline…

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When and how does my solution go "offline"?

TFS 2008 adds improved support for “offline” scenarios.  This blog post identifies the scenarios under which a solution will be placed in “offline” mode. If the Visual Studio IDE is unable to connect to the TFS server when it is opening the solution, then it will mark the solution as being offline.  It will also…

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Get Latest on Checkout depends on a TFS 2008 server

It is worth noting that the “Get Latest on Checkout” feature requires server support to function.  In other words, you must connect to a TFS 2008 (or later) server for Get Latest on Checkout to work.  There has been some confusion in the forums because the Get Latest on Checkout option appears to be configurable…

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