The following is a collection of topics & their direct resources that make the most sense for a practical “I don’t have time to look any further” view of using VSTS 2008, as a developer, for the day-to-day job. Call this a “cut to the chase” guide:

Command-line Reference

Team Foundation Version Control Command-Line Reference
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc31bk2e.aspx

Workspaces

Working with Version Control Workspaces
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181383.aspx

How to: Create a Mapped Workspace
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181384.aspx

Check In/ Check Out / Undo

How to: Configure Check-Out Settings
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms242869.aspx

How to: Check Out and Edit Version-Controlled Items
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181395.aspx

How to: check in pending change
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181407.aspx

Submitting Changes to the Version Control Server
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181407.aspx

How to: Undo Pending Changes
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms245456.aspx

Add, Move, and Delete

How to: Add a Project or Solution to Version Control
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181374.aspx

How to: Add Non-Project or Non-Solution Files and Folders to Version Control
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181392.aspx

How to: Move, Rename, and Delete Version-Controlled Files and Folders
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181398.aspx

How to: Delete Files and Folders from Version Control
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms245463.aspx

Differences and Conflicts

Comparing Folders and Files in Version Control
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb385981.aspx

Resolving Folder Differences and File Conflicts
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181432.aspx

Source Control Binding

How to: Choose an Alternate Mapping for a Solution
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms245470.aspx

How to: Bind and Unbind Projects and Solutions
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181375.aspx

Shelvesets

Working with Version Control Shelvesets:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181403.aspx

Branch/ Merge

Understanding Branching
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181424.aspx

How to: Branch Files and Folders
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181425.aspx

Understanding Merging
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181427.aspx

How to: Merge Files and Folders
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181428.aspx

Walkthroughs

Team Foundation Version Control Walkthroughs
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181279.aspx