We are pleased to announce that the v3 BETA has of the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide has shipped.
Update 2014-05-14: See Delving into the new Version Control Guidance … what’s changed (1) and where is Git if you are looking for news on the Git for TFVC User eBook.
Third version of this blockbuster guidance has been split into separate topics as summarized below, allowing you to pick the “world” (guide) you are interested in. This release delivers a new crisper, more compact style, which is easier to consume on multiple devices without sacrificing any content. The content is updated and aligns with the latest Visual Studio technologies and incorporates feedback from the readers of the previous guidance.
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Practical guidance on a number of (not all) common Branching Strategies and usage thereof.
- Branching concepts
- Branching strategies
Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC)
Practical guidance on how to use Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) features.
- New features, i.e. Code Lens
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Dependency Management with NuGet
Practical guidance on dependency management, using NuGet with Visual Studio.
- Managing shared resources
- Dependency management
where’s the stuff?
The guides are feature and content complete, technically reviewed and therefore consumable as a BETA. To reach the RTM quality bar we are missing the final copy edit, which our trusted Bill Heys is cooking up.
Once Bill Heys has completed copy-editing all three we will switch to v3.0 and drop BETA.
- The Using Feature Toggles as an Alternative to Development or Feature Branches article, by Bill Heys, references by the Branching Scenarios guide is expected to appear in the MSDN Magazine shortly. Watch this space!
- The Git for TFVC user guide is still under development and not included in v3.BETA.
A special THANK YOU to the team of ALM Rangers who volunteered their personal time and contributed their real-world experience to deliver this solution: Alan Wills , Andy Lewis, Anna Galaeva, Bill Heys, Dan Hellem, Esteban Garcia, Gordon Beeming , Hamid Shahid, James Waletzky, Krithika Sambamoorthy, Larry Brader, Malcolm Hyson, Matt Mitrik, Michael Fourie, Micheal Learned , Michel Perfetti, Peter Provost, Robert MacLean, Fabio Stawinski, Taavi Koosaar, Tina Botes, Tommy Sundling, Vinicius Hana, Willy-Peter Schaub.
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