9 Reasons Why Team Foundation Version Control Is Not Dead

Microsoft's Brian Harry offers proof that TFVC is still alive and well.

With all this talk about Git, Microsoft's Brian Harry wrote a short blog to clear up some of the rumors behind the seeming death of Team Foundation Version Control. "TFVC is not only not dead, we are continuing to invest heavily and will continue to," he added.

Harry cites nine solid reasons that those who are using TFVC should expect to be able to use it for the long haul:

  1. Enable Web editing, check-in and other features in the Web version control UI
  2. Supports Wiki-like welcome pages
  3. Worked to support some CodeLens features from TFVC
  4. Support TFVC from Build.vNext
  5. Plans to support code search in TFVC
  6. Plans to support and improve code review ("iterative code reviews, a web experience, an improve VS experience with inline commenting")
  7. "We recently added support to Team Explorer Everywhere on Mac/Linux for longer than 260 character local paths in TFVC - a very common complaint."
  8. Core changes in Team Project Rename engine will fully support TFVC
  9. Team project interoperability between TFVC and Git is in the works.

Let Visual Studio Magazine know how you're using TFVC moving forward in the comments section below.

About the Author

You Tell 'Em, Readers: If you've read this far, know that Michael Domingo, Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief, is here to serve you, dear readers, and wants to get you the information you so richly deserve. What news, content, topics, issues do you want to see covered in Visual Studio Magazine? He's listening at [email protected].

comments powered by Disqus


  • Black White Wave IMage

    Neural Regression Using PyTorch: Training

    The goal of a regression problem is to predict a single numeric value, for example, predicting the annual revenue of a new restaurant based on variables such as menu prices, number of tables, location and so on.

  • Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2019 v16.9 Servicing Baseline Release

    Microsoft is urging enterprises and professional coders to standardize on the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.9, a servicing baseline release that's guaranteed to receive official support for an extended period.

  • Microsoft Extends Low-Code Push with Power Fx Programming Language

    "Using formulas that are already familiar to hundreds of millions of users, Power Fx allows a broad range of people to bring skills they already know to low code solutions."

  • Microsoft's Tools to Fight Solorigate Attack Are Now Open Source

    Microsoft open sourced homegrown tools it used to check its systems for code related to the recent massive breach of supply chains that the company has named Solorigate.

Upcoming Events