Authoring our guidance in the open … valuable? … will you engage with authors?

In June 2015 we entered the world of open source solutions, when we published the Folder-Management-Extension. Core objectives for the move were to be transparent, share samples, and encourage the community to contribute. Two years later, we created the Guidance staging repository, giving you an early glimpse into upcoming guidance and more importantly, an opportunity…

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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…

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What do you think of the new crisp and practical guidance?

We have made significant progress with our plans to innovate and modernise our guidance solutions. The next generation of the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide will be hosted on www.visualstudio.com as articles, such as Map TFVC actions to Git and Move Git repositories between team projects. Intent is to blend into the product…

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Three COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Team Services

We continue highlighting new features on Visual Studio Team Services that are proving really productive for our project teams. Make sure your bookmark and follow Visual Studio News page, which informs you on all the latest updates. This time we were excited about a lot more than three features, so we decided to focus in…

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Ranger September 2015 Flash – The start of content alignment and discoverability.

You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news TFS Upgrade Guide has been retired on CodePlex and moved to MSDN.com and the team blog: MSDN: Upgrade your deployment to the latest version of TFS Blogs: New Elements of TFS 2015 that influence an upgrade, Short Lead Checklist, Long Lead Preparations, Long Lead…

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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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