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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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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