The new Branching Guidance for Team Foundation Server, Team Services, and others

We released the first version of the branching guidance 10 years ago and the second in 2010 on CodePlex, with over a quarter of a million downloads to date.

Why is it retired?


To align the guidance with the product documentation and improve discoverability, we retired the CodePlex project (v2) and moved the mainstream guidance to Articles about DevOps and Visual Studio ALM, experimental guidance and walkthroughs to our team blog.

Where do you find the latest?

Bookmark solutions and publications for all our latest solutions. Here’s an extract for the branching guidance:


Blog posts:


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Comments (3)

  1. Eric Carlson says:

    I would like to see guidance around the Release Management tooling, and how to properly handle releases and bug fixes.

  2. TymTam says:

    Hi Willy-P,

    How relevant is this information in May 2018?

    1. TymTam, the articles have just been refreshed and are relevant. The rest of the material is dated (2+ years old), but still relevant.

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