Git and TFS 2013

VS 2013     git


A couple of weeks ago, coinciding with the Visual Studio 2013 Launch event, I wrote a blog post published in the Microsoft MVP Blog, here is an excerpt:

One of the great new features of TFS 2013 is the addition of Git as a source code repository.  Git is a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) that has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years.  Git allows you and your team to work completely disconnected by keeping a copy of your source code locally, including all your change history.  By doing this, you are able to commit your changes locally, do file comparisons, create branches, merge your code, and much more.  Once you are ready to share your changes with the rest of the team, you are able to push your changes to the centralized Git repository contained in your TFS Server.

This is an awesome new addition to TFS, which will give you and your team another option for source control.  If you have team members working outside of Visual Studio, they are able to connect to Git from their favorite Git plugin and collaborate with the rest of the team.  The greatest part is that all the integrations that we all love about TFS is still there, so you get all the great features of Git while being able to collaborate with the rest of the team using Work Item Tracking, Build Integration, Microsoft Test Manager, and more.  Now go out and give it a try!

You can check out the full blog post here!

About esteban

Esteban is the Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. He is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. Esteban is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).

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  1. sanjeev

    Is this possible through MTM2013 using TFS2010 ?

    1. esteban

      No, this is a TFS Feature not an MTM feature, so you need TFS 2013

  2. Bruce Cutler

    When I select Test Case chart, nothing appears in the Group by drop down. Why not?

  3. Bruce Cutler

    In reference to test case charts in tfs 2013 update 4:
    When I select Test Case chart, nothing appears in the Group by drop down. Why not?

    1. esteban

      Bruce, make sure that before you try to do charts, you go to the Test tab, then click on Column Options, and add the columns that you want to group by. The charts only act on the data that is displayed on the grid.

  4. Anil Yadav

    Is there any way to update string in test steps of multiple test cases in one go, like ctrl+h?

  5. Dave

    I thought that packages restored to the C:\Users\{user}\.dnx\packages directory? I don’t have the test adapter DLL in my bin folder. In fact, I don’t even have a bin folder.

  6. Slawek

    Did anybody have the following error:
    Exception discovering tests from Test1: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly ‘C:\a\ff22bda8\xunit\Test1\Test1\bin\Debug\xunit.execution.desktop.dll’ or one of its dependencies. This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded.

  7. yos

    hi to all,

    I would like to configure the charts more the 9 CR’s , can I ?


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