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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Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 2 – Development Isolation … welcome branching

Continued from Version Control Walkthrough Part 1 – MAIN Only and Simplicity Rules we explore development isolation. Goal Explore the Development Isolation strategy which introduces one or more development branches from main, enabling concurrent development of the next release, experimentation or bug fixes in isolated development branches. Context Your team needs to maintain a stable…

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Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 1 – MAIN Only and Simplicity Rules

This level 200 walkthrough series is a companion for the Branching Strategies guidance, which aims to provide insightful and practical guidance around branching strategies with Team Foundation Server. Using a simple sample solution we walk through one possible scenario of starting with no branching strategy and ending with the Servicing and Release Isolation strategy. Prepare…

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Version Control Guidance – Alternative Branching Strategies

This is a new series covering out-of-band version control and branching guidance and discussions, for content that is not (yet) part of the product documentation. We will update this post and add a link to the new branching strategies concepts and common branching strategies when available.   Adapt your branching process for inevitable ‘blips’ Blip -…

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¿Habla Español? … Git para usuarios de TFVC

Juan has translated the latest Git para usuarios de TFVC guide for the Spanish speaking community, adding to his Version Control Guides v3 and Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes translations. v3.2 Version Control Guidance     Who is Juan? In his own words: “Juan María is a hungry developer minion. He learned the quickest…

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Why you should not DELETE after a MOVE if history is important to you!

What happens when you use the move feature in the Source Control Explorer? Let’s explore in a demo environment, do NOT test this on a production system! Exploration #1 – Let’s do a quick move and see what happens We create two team projects DemoSource and DemoTarget, both using the TFVC for version control. We…

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Flash August 2015 – Resuming adventures after a warm summer break

  You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news We handed off the PowerShell DSC guidance, scenarios and new resources to the PowerShell/DSC team. Watch our team blog for their release announcements. Folder Management Extension moved to M85 by our “Ninja Geek” while the team are cooking up a further eighteen (18)…

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