Visual Studio Tools for Git Announced

In case you missed it, we announced the release of Visual Studio Tools for Git today at the ALM Summit.  You can find the new extension here:


Below are some details verbatim from the extension site:


The Visual Studio Tools for Git is an extension for Team Explorer that provides source control integration for Git. This extension enables integration with any local Git repository, and it provides tools to work with third party hosted Git repositories. The extension also enables the use of Team Foundation Service hosted Git projects.


Integration with Projects and Solutions

Integrates with Visual Studio projects to automatically track changes to your active solution. Shows file status in Solution Explorer, and uses context menus to issue source control commands like Commit, Compare, and Undo.




Team Explorer Integration

Connect page

View local Git repos as well as those hosted by Team Foundation Service and other Git hosters via the Connect page.


Changes page

Track local changes and commit them using the Changes page.



Commits page

Manage incoming and outgoing commits with fetch, pull, and push operations on the Commits page.



Branches page

Create, merge, and publish branches on the Branches page.



Other features

  • Compare files using the integrated diff tool
  • Resolve merge conflicts using the integrated 3-way merge tool
  • View file and branch history (log)
  • View details for commits



Additional Resources

Announcing Git on Team Foundation Service

Getting Started with Git in Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service