Terje Sandstrom

------ Chief Software Geek at Inmeta Consulting in Scandinavia ----- and a Visual Studio ALM MVP

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October 2009 Entries

On codeplex the VSTS Rangers have published the Branching Guidance II (yes, a while ago, but still very true). The basic idea there is the separation between 3 major branches, the Main (or trunk), the Development and the Release branch. One can elaborate on these and use multiple Development branches, and also a tree of release branches, but the basic principle can be summed up with these three. Now, if we look at the different sets of build types we have, see http://geekswithblogs.net/t... ......

Visual Studio 2010 (beta 2) can be connected to an existing TFS 2008 Server. Much of the new great stuff is then not available, quite naturally. But I was quite positively surprised that some stuff I had not expected to work in fact did. Which of course means it’s client stuff more than server stuff. Anyway, here comes: History across branches: You can now see the history of a versioned item even it started it’s life in another branch, and even if you are connected to a TFS 2008 server. You can see ......