I'm Rich Knox, a developer on the Visual SourceSafe team. I'm currently looking at improvements we can make in our branch and merge features. We've gotten feedback that SourceSafe’s current support for branching and merging is weak. We won’t be able to make any big changes for the next release, but we’re currently doing work to improve the user experience.

Please post comments concerning the limitations you find currently in branching and merging, and tell us how you'd like it to work. Be as specific as possible. I can’t promise that we’ll give you everything you ask for, but your input will help us pick the best set of changes we can make for the next release.