Orcas Merge Enhancements

Based upon customer feedback(both external and internal), we have made a number of improvements to the merging experience in Orcas. Below are some of the most significant changes: 1. I described how to handle namespace conflicts while merging in my previous blog (Namespace conflicts while Merging). We have changed the default behavior to automatically perform…

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New CommandLine Option for Branch in Orcas

In Orcas we have added an additional option to the branch command which gives the user a fast way to create a branch without having to download any of the files or get operations locally. The option is /silent and instructs the server to not send back any get operations. Ofcourse this means you will…

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Orcas Workspace Mapping Improvements

I thought I would give you an overview of the workspace mapping improvements which Brian Harry mentioned in his TFS roadmap post. Please do keep in mind that any of this might change / be removed before Orcas ships – so there are no guarantees. History: In DevDiv our branches are enormous ,  a developer typically maps…

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