A frequent question among TFC 2008 beta customers is about check-in policy compatability.   Will check-in policies work across TFC 2005 and 2008?

The answer is that evaluation works across versions in both directions, but editing the policy definition only works in one direction (TFC 2008 can edit a TFC 2005 policy but TFC 2005 cannot edit a 2008 policy).

Policy Version Added

Evaluate Policy

Edit Policy

 

2005

2008

2005

2008

2005

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

2008

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Policies are enforced on the client and require the proper assemblies to be installed on the client.  If you have a custom or 3rd party check-in policy that works with TFC 2005, you will need a TFC 2008 version of the policy installed on TFC 2008 machines. 

What about the popular Power Tool Check-in Policies?

Currently, the Power Tools target TFC 2005 only.  The next Power Tool release will support TFC 2008.