TFS 2008 is now on customers hands and for us that means planning and executing on our next release. Today I wanted to share with you some of the changes we are working on for the Resolve (conflict resolution) experience.
Prior to describing what we are planning to accomplish, lets step back and analyze the reasons for our development investment in order to improve experience, essentially what is wrong with it today. If I was to itemize the feedback I would do it in the following way:
Clearly there is room for improvement :)
After doing some research internally and externally we went back and came up with what we think is a very simple and elegant design grounded on the following principles:
Now lets look at a screenshot of what we are building
The main improvements which we have made are:
I should also add that there are two more big feature slotted for resolve which are not shown here and those are: filters and a better experience for namespace conflicts.
As always please ping me or post a comment here with any feedback that you have