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Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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Yesterday, we released a major update to our Visual Studio Tools for Git. While still nowhere near done, we feel like we’ve crossed a significant threshold of completeness and usability. If you’re already using them or have tried them and didn’t feel they were ready, I encourage you to give this update a go.
You can install the latest drop here: http://aka.ms/git4vs
It will require that you have Visual Studio 2012 Update 2.
The most compelling improvements include:
Additional improvements are:
As I never like talking about performance improvements without giving some numbers… Here’s a report that I got about a week ago. Not sure these are the final numbers but you can see the degree of improvement. These are differences between the Git client tooling between Sprint 44 (the previous public release) and Sprint 46 (this release), using the TFS Git Server. The numbers are in seconds.
We have also made some improvements to our Git server perf but these are just client improvements. Of course, we haven’t released an on-prem Git server yet so the only place you can see the server improvements is on http://tfs.visualstudio.com. The Git server perf improvements were deployed with our Sprint 46 service update yesterday.
Check it out and let us know what you think!