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Professional Team Foundation Server 2013 by Grant Holliday, Martin Woodward, Ed Blankenship, Damian Brady, Steven St. Jean

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Chapter 6Using Centralized Team Foundation Version Control

What's in this chapter?

  • Understanding Team Foundation Version Control
  • Learning what's new in Team Foundation Server 2013
  • Using the Source Control Explorer
  • Using the My Work experience
  • Requesting and responding to code reviews
  • Viewing the history of files and folders
  • Using the version control command line
  • Using Team Foundation Version Control in Eclipse and on non-Windows platforms
  • Understanding version control security and permissions
  • Working with Team Foundation Server for Visual SourceSafe users
  • Using Team Foundation Server for Subversion users

Version control is one of the primary reasons that people adopt Team Foundation Server. Most professional developers have had some prior experience with a version control system. The first thing you must come to terms with is that every version control system is different. While change can be unsettling at first, there are clear benefits in moving to Team Foundation Server's centralized version control system, called Team Foundation Version Control.

Team Foundation Version Control is a robust, powerful, and scalable version control infrastructure that you can rely on to support the needs of your software development efforts. From teams of 1 to teams of 5,000 or more, Team Foundation Server is a mission-critical system supporting many organizations today. Team Foundation Version Control was built from scratch by Microsoft, and is not based on its previous version control offering, ...

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