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Professional Team Foundation Server by Mickey Gousset, Erik Gunvaldson, Jean-Luc David

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12.2. Team Foundation Version Control Essentials

In this section, you learn some of the basics of interacting with Team Foundation Version Control. You've already seen the basics of checking items in and out and branching and merging, so that will not be repeated here.

Here you learn how to add version control to a team project, how to add files to version control, and security considerations. You look at the Source Control Explorer, shelving, and check-in policies.

12.2.1. Configuring Team Foundation Version Control

To get started using Team Foundation Version Control, you need to set up your team projects to have access to the version control system. Once they have access to the system, then you can begin to add items into version control, enabling you to track changes made to objects in the system. Configuring your access to Team Foundation Version Control is relatively simple, and can be done from the GUI or the command-line interface.

12.2.1.1. Adding Version Control to a Team Project

There are two ways to add version control to a team project. You can associate the team project with the version control system when you initially create the project, or you can do it at a later point and time.

Figure 12-14 shows the Specify Source Control Settings windows, which is one of the steps in the Team Project Creation Window.

Figure 12.14. Figure 12-14

You have three options for ...

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