Hatteras has three tiers: client, middle, and data. The middle tier is an ASP.NET web service on a Windows 2003 Server running IIS 6. When the client (we use C# for both it and the middle tier) connects to the middle tier,
Someone on the newsgroups asked for an official answer on why Team System is not in Whidbey Beta 1. The short answer is that it’s not beta quality, so it didn’t belong in a beta. Keep your eyes open for another CTP release in the next few months.
The May 2004 CTP that contained Team System (but not Team Foundation, which includes source control and work item tracking) is supposed to be up on MSDN by Monday. There were a number of requests for it in the newsgroups after it was mistakenly removed from MSDN.
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,