TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation.

This is an error which can occur when using local workspaces in Visual Studio 2012 or later. The full text of the message in English is actually “TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation. Please wait and then try your operation again. If this error persists, restart the application.”. What…

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Using multiple workspaces with Visual Studio

The past couple of posts I’ve made focus on workspaces and the differences between server and local workspaces. Visual Studio and TFS version control are designed to support the use of multiple workspaces on the same machine, but many customers use only one workspace. Depending on your situation, you might be missing out on a…

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Server workspaces vs. local workspaces

TFS 2012 and VS 2012 feature a new kind of workspace called “local” workspaces. We continue to fully support the older kind of workspaces (from VS/TFS 2005 – 2010), but we now call these “server” workspaces. In the VS/TFS 2005 – 2010 documentation there is no mention of these workspaces ever being called “server workspaces”…

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Workspaces

What is a workspace? TFS version control has two main objects to interact with. The version control server. There is exactly one of these in every Team Project Collection, and it’s shared by everyone. Your workspace – this belongs to you. You can have as many workspaces as you would like. Your workspace is the…

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