Monday, August 20, 2012

TFS gets one step closer to distributed source control…

Between all the news about the release of Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8, you’ll almost forget that Microsoft has other products too. Last week Brian Harry announced Git-tf, a solution that enables you to work locally with a Git repo – edit, commit, revert, branch, merge, etc. and then “sync up” with a central TFS repository. In this way, you can have the best of both DVCS and TFS.

The integration takes the form of a new command line tool called “Git-tf”. Git-tf works with a standard Git install and getting started is super easy. Just visit the download page and checkout Git-TF_Getting_Started.html. At the moment Git-tf won’t work with Team Foundation Service – it will only work with an on premises TFS server – either 2008, 2010 or 2012(but support for Team Foundation Service will be added soon).

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