Version Control Guidance v3.0 flight has landed delivering three great guides and lots of visuals

We are pleased to announce that the v3.0 of the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide has shipped, after Bill Heys completed the intensive copy-editing.

v3.BETA –> stable v3.0!

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what’s new?

Third version of this blockbuster guidance has been split into separate topics as summarized below, allowing you to pick the “world” (guide) you are interested in. This release delivers a new crisper, more compact style, which is easier to consume on multiple devices without sacrificing any content. The content is updated and aligns with the latest Visual Studio technologies and incorporates feedback from the readers of the previous guidance.


Branching Strategies
Practical guidance on a number of (not all) common Branching Strategies and usage thereof.

  • Branching concepts
  • Branching strategies
  • Walkthroughs


Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC)
Practical guidance on how to use Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) features.

  • Workspaces
  • Merging
  • New features, i.e. Code Lens
  • Walkthroughs

Dependency Management with NuGet
Practical guidance on dependency management, using NuGet with Visual Studio.

  • Managing shared resources
  • Dependency management
  • Walkthroughs

where’s the stuff?


lots of visuals!

All illustrations used in the guidance and the quick reference posters are included in the ZIP package. Re-use the images in your presentations, documentation, etc.
Version Control Cheat Sheet for TFVC and Git

what’s cooking?

  • The Git for TFVC user guide is still under development and not included in v3.0.

the team

A special THANK YOU to the team of ALM Rangers who volunteered their personal time and contributed their real-world experience to deliver this solution: Alan Wills , Andy Lewis, Anna Galaeva, Bill Heys, Dan Hellem, Esteban Garcia, Gordon Beeming , Hamid Shahid, James Waletzky, Krithika Sambamoorthy, Larry Brader, Malcolm Hyson, Matt Mitrik, Michael Fourie, Micheal Learned , Michel Perfetti, Peter Provost, Robert MacLean, Fabio Stawinski, Taavi Koosaar, Tina Botes, Tommy Sundling, Vinicius Hana, Willy-Peter Schaub.

Did I forget anyone? If yes, please ping me with a bang (!)

please send candid feedback!

We can’t wait to hear from you, and learn more about your experience using the add-in. Here are some ways to connect with us:

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  • Ask a question on the respective CodePlex discussion forum.
  • Contact me on my blog.
Comments (1)
  1. @Chris, thanks for spotting the gremlins. I did it again … fixed 🙂

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