Open Solutions and Projects from Source Control
You can use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to open a solution or project directly from source control. When you open a solution from source control, the Management Studio environment automatically retrieves the latest version of the solution and copies it to the location you specify.
If you do not have a local copy of a solution, you must open it from source control before you can perform source control operations on it. After you have retrieved a local copy of the solution, you do not need to open it from source control again; you can open the local copy and use standard source control commands, such as Get Latest Version or Check Out, to perform the desired operation.
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