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Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action by Jamil Azher

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Chapter 5. Understanding branch policies

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Branch policies determine what kinds of changes can be made in a branch and who can make them. This topic is important because typically you don’t want team members to be able to make unrestricted changes in every branch. Depending on whether a particular branch contains code for development, integration, quality control, or production purposes, you’ll want to limit access to branches and only allow certain kinds of check-ins. For example, you may want to prevent direct check-ins in a quality control branch and only allow updates to that branch via merge operations from the development branch.

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