Another solution to "Get Latest on Checkout"

As most SourceSafe users have probably discovered by now, TFS does not get the latest version of a file on checkout.  I’ve seen the online debates continue long after we shipped, but as far as I’m concerned Doug Neumann (by way of Buck) and Ed Hintz wrote the definitive explanations last year. Meanwhile, we did…

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TFS Version Control Concepts 1: Items

We use version control to store stuff.  What stuff?  A bunch of items, the most basic elements of TFVC.  In everyday parlance, an item is a file or a folder.  TFS rarely makes a distinction between files and folders; they are stored as rows in the same table.  But implementation details aren’t the point.  In…

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