If you are a SourceSafe user you know VSS is an easy to install and easy to use source control system.  TFS gives you a much more powerful system including not only source control but also work item tracking and build support.  Today we are announcing the new Basic configuration for TFS coming your way with Beta 2 of VS2010.  Brian Harry has a great post introducing the new configuration and going over some history and design goals.  My favorite features:

  • You can use SQL Server Express as the database
  • The install runs in about 20 minutes and configures everything for you automatically
  • It can run on your client machine

I’ve been using it to build out several new tutorials I’m queuing up for Beta 2.  It’s awesome!  Stay tuned for Beta 2 and make sure to give it a try...