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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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Chapter 2. The SourceSafe 2005 Architecture

Chapter 1 laid the theoretical foundation for the concepts that we are going to use through the rest of the book. From now, we will concentrate on the Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 SCM tool.

Visual SourceSafe has a lot of history behind it. It is either loved for the fact that it is easy to use and integrates with many other Microsoft products, or hated probably because of the headaches given by using it improperly. It is designed to be used by individuals or by small and medium sized teams and not as an enterprise-level SCM tool (such as Visual Studio Team System). The SourceSafe 2005 edition addresses many of the past issues and adds new features, one the most notable being the support for internet ...

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