just posted a link to the C# TechEd 2004 page that has slides from some of the presentations (more to come). Cool!
There have been questions about pricing in the newsgroups. Here is what Raju Malhotra had to say about it. As I understand it, many of the pricing details have yet to be worked out and are far from being set in stone.
The new source control system in Team Foundation will have several client interfaces.
Command line The command line interface provides a complete set of commands for performing all of your source control tasks. When run interactively (i.e., the /noprompt option is not specified),
Merge is an overloaded word. There is a content merge and then there is a branch merge. A content merge is where you have edited a file and someone checked in a newer file, so the source control system will tell you to do a content merge before checking in the file (if it’s interactive,
Branching and merging in TFS provide a more robust way to accomplish what sharing and pinning are often used for in VSS. In TFS, you would branch a directory (source), using the “branch source target” command, to the desired location (target). Then when there are changes in the source that you need in the target,
Several people have asked this question. The server is not included in the May Community Preview distributed at TechEd. Also, the server bits will not be included with the upcoming VS 2005 Beta 1 release. In fact, none of Team System will be in Beta 1,
We plan to provide migration tools for users switching to TFS. A VSS user asked in the newsgroup about migrating VSS labels, revision history, sharing, and pinning.
The goal is migration of all data, consisting of projects, files, and folders, with associated metadata reliably with minimal information loss while preserving user information and appropriate permissions. There are some features in VSS that do not translate to TFS.
Of course you can get microdrives, but if the moving parts make you nervous, Pretec offers a 12 GB flash card. It’s only $14,900. Then you’ll need a $60,000 digital camera to go with it. Somehow that nifty $3,000 Nikon D2H just seems inadequate.
The VSTS 2005 page mentions the newsgroups for VSTS (in the Community Resources section beside the “Ask the Team” column). It doesn’t stand out, though, and so a lot of people may not realize they are there. The newsgroups are actively monitored by a large number of VSTS folks,