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Visual SourceSafe 2005

Where change management begins.

Visual Source Safe 2005 is an easy-to-use solution for developers who want a simple way to manage changes to their source code.

As your team expands and needs change, Visual SourceSafe 2005 projects can be seamlessly migrated to Team Foundation Server, the central component of the new Visual Studio Team System, which combines the security of SQL Server 2005, Active Directory, and IIS to form a complete collaboration platform.

Visual SourceSafe 2005 and Team Foundation Server together provide an application lifecycle management solution for the broad spectrum of Microsoft customers.

New features include:

  • Unicode and XML Support
  • Remote access over HTTP
  • Backwards compatibility
  • Increased capacity to 4GB
  • Migration path to Team Foundation Server

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SourceSafe 2005 Update is available for download!
I'm very pleased to announce that the wait is over. Today the first official update for SourceSafe 2005 went live on the web. Download away -- it's only 3.5MB. To quickly bring new readers up to date: this update is a rollup of 64 VSS bug fixes. W... more
VS 2008 and SourceSafe Q&A
My post about VS 2008 and the SourceSafe CTP generated lots of questions. I'll do my best to answer all of them. Q: Why wasn't this information in the VS2008 README?A: It should have been. It was definitely in the Orcas Beta1 and Beta2 READMEs. I ... more
List of SourceSafe bugfixes updated
Just a quick note to let you know that I've updated the list again. To recap: you can get fixes #1-57 today via the CTP build. English only, I'm afraid. The final GDR ships later this year in all supported languages (English, Japanese, French, It... more

Visual SourceSafe 2005

CodePlex Videos on Port 25
Interested in CodePlex? Subscribe to the CodePlex tag on Port 25. As of the date of this post there are two interviews (Sara Ford's and mine with timeline thanks to Sara) along with a blog post by Bryan Kirchner in which he discusses "two of the most... more
Is there a tag for this event?
A few minutes ago, I turned to Dave Bost, MS developer evangelist in the Midwest region, and asked, "Is there a tag for this event?" Dave replied, "I've heard a lot of geeky things, this week. That's just another one to add to the list. MTS06," he co... more

Visual SourceSafe or Team Foundation Server

Developers working alone, or on a small team can enjoy the improvements made to Visual Source Safe 2005. Along with rich integration with the Visual Studio 2005 IDE, remote access over HTTP, performance and stability improvements, and Unicode support are all part of Visual Source Safe 2005. With these key additions and improvements, Visual Source Safe 2005 continues to be an excellent option for developers looking for a cost-effective, desktop-based source control solution.

For those developers who are looking for a complete collaboration platform, Team Foundation Server is their best option. Team Foundation Server is the foundation for the newly introduced Visual Studio 2005 Team System – a fully integrated, software development lifecycle tool. Team Foundation Server provides a robust source control system, integrated work items, and dynamic reports, all built on SQL Server 2005. When combined with Visual Studio Team System, everyone that is part of a software project – architects, project managers, testers, and developers – can be part of an integrated, productive environment that helps tame the most challenging of projects.

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