Two more COOL features we noticed on the Visual Studio Online Kanban board

We continue highlighting new features on Visual Studio Online that are proving really productive for our project teams. Make sure your bookmark and follow the https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/news-overview-vs page, which informs you on all the latest updates. Inline tasks In to break or not to break stories down into tasks we discussed whether teams should break down…

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Version Control Guidance – Frequently Asked Questions

Continuing from Version Control Guidance – Alternative Branching Strategies we discuss frequently asked questions in categories: Branching Strategies, Branching Operations, Branching Security, TFVC Gems, and Git Gems. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Branching Strategies What are the differences between folders and branches? Starting with TFS 2010 there is a distinction between branches and folders in version…

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Version Control Walkthrough (TFVC) Part 4 – Explore the diff and merge tools

Goal Continued from Version Control Walkthrough (TFVC Gems) Part 3 – Use the local workspace in offline mode, we explore the diff and merge tools when working in both offline and online modes. Context We will perform a diff in offline mode, reconnect to Team Foundation Server, annotate the source code changes, make changes as…

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Version Control Walkthrough (TFVC) Part 3 – Use the local workspace in offline mode

Goal Continued from Version Control Walkthrough (TFVC) Part 2 – Use the local workspace in online mode, we explore the functionality of local workspaces when working in offline mode. Context We will disconnect from Team Foundation Server and make changes both inside and outside of Visual Studio. With local workspaces in offline mode, you can…

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Version Control Walkthrough (TFVC) Part 2 – Use the local workspace in online mode

Goal Continued from Version Control Walkthrough (TFVC) Part 1 – Create a new workspace, we explore the functionality of local workspaces when working in online mode. Context We will open the FabrikamFiber CallCenter solution and make changes to it from inside and outside of Visual Studio. Open FabrikamFiber Call Center solution Open Source Control Explorer…

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Version Control Walkthrough (TFVC) Part 1 – Create a new local workspace

This walkthrough series is a companion for the TFVC gems guidance, which aims to provide an insight and practical guidance on how to use Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) features, such as workspaces, merging, and new features. Using Visual Studio, we will create a new local workspace and will explore its operation in both online…

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Explore the “Surface Owner” VSO Extension – 1. Getting started

Publishing Visual Studio Online extensions within the preview explored the publication process of an extension … but how do we get there? In this series we cover the lifecycle of an extension we are working on, and point you in the right direction for more information. Explore and bookmark the documentation Before you start you…

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Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 5 – Servicing & Release Isolation

Continued from Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 4 – Release Isolation … audit alarm we explore service and release isolation. Goal Explore the Servicing and Release Isolation strategy introduces servicing branches, which enables concurrent servicing management of bug fixes and service packs. This strategy evolves from the Release Isolation strategy, or more typically from the…

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Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 4 – Release Isolation … audit alarm

Continued from Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 3 – Feature Isolation … a special we explore release isolation. Goal Explore the Release Isolation strategy which introduces one or more release branches from MAIN, which enables concurrent release management. Technically speaking we are introducing the Development & Release isolation strategy in this walkthrough, but will…

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Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 3 – Feature Isolation … a special!

Continued from Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 2 – Development Isolation … welcome branching we explore feature isolation. Goal Explore the Feature Isolation strategy which introduces one or more feature branches from main, enabling concurrent development on clearly defined features, which can be merged and released as needed. Context As before you need isolation, but…

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