Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Interfaces for the TFS source control client

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), some commands will bring up dialogs.  ...

A simple example using branch and merge

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, it's a 3-way merge GUI). A branch merge is migrating ...

More on branching and merging vs. sharing and pinning

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, you ...

When can I get the Team Foundation Server?

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, so the May Community Preview release at TechEd is it for a ...

Migrating from SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server

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 ...

Branching models

Doug Neumann, our PM, posted on the Team Foundation newsgroupmicrosoft.private.whidbey.teamsystem.teamfoundation newsgroup a nice answer to a question about branching models and VSTS.Question (Carl Daniel): IEEE Computer, September 2002 issue contained an article entitled "the importance of branching models in SCM". Since we can't really ...

Doug Neumann on Software Configuration Management with Burton

Doug's the program manager for Source Control in Visual Studio 2005 Team Server, and his talk will look at doing details of software configuration management with VSTS. Doug's and Brian's talks cover different ground and will really give you a feel for what we're doing. DEVC32 How-To: Managing Software Configurations with Visual ...

Visual Studio 2005 Team System (aka Burton)

The official web site for Visual Studio 2005 Team System is now live, including a Burton blog called AskBurton. I am a developer working on the Burton source control system (Team Foundation), which we code-named Hatteras. Over time I plan to add details about Hatteras and how it works. Here is a good description of Team Foundation ...

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