Monday, June 02, 2014

ALM Ranger Version Control (fka Branching and Merging) Guide v3 now out (in three parts, "Branching Strategies", "Team Foundation Version Control", "Dependency Management with NuGet")

Willy's Reflections - Version Control Guidance v3.0 flight has landed delivering three great guides and lots of visuals

We are pleased to announce that the v3.0 of the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide has shipped, after Bill Heys completed the intensive copy-editing.

what’s new?

Third version of this blockbuster guidance has been split into separate topics as summarized below, allowing you to pick the “world” (guide) you are interested in. This release delivers a new crisper, more compact style, which is easier to consume on multiple devices without sacrificing any content. The content is updated and aligns with the latest Visual Studio technologies and incorporates feedback from the readers of the previous guidance.


Branching Strategies
Practical guidance on a number of (not all) common Branching Strategies and usage thereof.

  • Branching concepts
  • Branching strategies
  • Walkthroughs

Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC)
Practical guidance on how to use Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) features.

  • Workspaces
  • Merging
  • New features, i.e. Code Lens
  • Walkthroughs

Dependency Management with NuGet
Practical guidance on dependency management, using NuGet with Visual Studio.

  • Managing shared resources
  • Dependency management
  • Walkthroughs


lots of visuals!

All illustrations used in the guidance and the quick reference posters are included in the ZIP package. Re-use the images in your presentations, documentation, etc.


what’s cooking?

  • The Git for TFVC user guide is still under development and not included in v3.0.

... [Click through for the download link]

Must have resource for anyone serious about TFS... (or NuGet or branching source in general...)


Related Past Post XRef:
Branching and Merging Guide v2 for Visual Studio 2012 RTM has RTW'd
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching and Merging Guide, v2 [Beta] for Visual Studio 11 released

Visual Studio TFS Branching Guide 2010, aka Team Foundation Server Branching Guide III, released (by guess who? Yep,the ALM Rangers…)
Team Foundation Server Branching Guidance v2 Released
Branching Guidance on CodePlex

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