Some Benefits of “Checkout” in TFS Version Control

One of the more common points of confusion around TFS source control is the checkout model.  This typically comes from users who are more familiar with the checkout-less model (e.g. Subversion).  I acknowledge the TFS approach is a different model, and there are certain advantages and disadvantages to each approach. For single users or very…

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How to undo a pending change in a workspace you no longer have

Not that it’s a huge deal to have stale workspaces lying around, but if you’ve ever wondered how to undo a pending change on a workspace you no longer have (e.g. if you repaved your computer to install Windows 7 and didn’t delete your TFS workspaces first), here’s how to do it: 1. Fire up…

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Why "Get Latest" sometimes doesn't...

I’ve seen quite a bit of angst from new TFS users over the "Get Latest Version" behavior in Team Foundation Server source code control, so I think it’s worth a bit of discussion. The most common issue people report is that issuing the "Get Latest Version" doesn’t actually bring the latest version of the file…

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Three new MSDN webcasts on TFS Source Control: strategies and best practices

The folks over at MSDN have been busy!  In the past few weeks, they’ve released 3 new on-demand webcasts covering TFS Source Control best practices and strategies. Momentum Webcast: Best Practices for Source Code Management with Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server (Level 100) Source Control Strategies Migrating from VSS to TFS You might need to…

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