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What's new in version control

When you install or upgrade to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013, you and your team can benefit from new features.

  • Use Git version control

  • Use TFVC version control

  • Enhanced web portal

Use Git version control

You can create and develop your app in a Git team project. You can also use Visual Studio with Git to work in a repository that’s hosted on another Git service such as CodePlex or GitHub. See Use Visual Studio with Git.

Hover over a Git team project to get information


Are you using Visual Studio 2012? If so, see Use Visual Studio 2012 with Git Tools.

New in Visual Studio 2013 Update 4

After you install Team Foundation Server Update 4, you can Conduct a Git pull request for code in an on-premises team project.

New in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

After you install Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, you can:

Use TFVC version control

  • Getting started after opening a team project is simplified by a new user experience.

    Configure your workspace from the Home page

  • You can Undock undock the Pending Changes, Changeset Details, and Shelveset Details pages from Team Explorer and open them in new windows.

  • Open the Actions menu and choose Switch to List View to see Pending changes in a flat list

    Pending Changes in list view

Enhanced web portal

Get more work done in your web browser with enhanced version control features on the web portal. (Keyboard: Ctrl + 0, A).

On the Home page, choose Web Access

The enhancements include:

  • Parallel user experiences for TFVC and Git

  • Enhanced navigation for exploring your code, including navigating within folders

  • View changeset and shelveset details, including a Diff view

  • View annotations

  • Search for changesets and shelvesets

  • Download a folder as a .zip file

  • Enhanced views of history, including ability to track into details before branch and rename operations

  • Enhanced capabilities to administer permissions

  • See your code in a view that looks similar to Visual Studio

    Annotated changes to a file on web portal

Use Visual Studio 2012 with Git Tools

You can use Visual Studio 2012 with Git, as long as you can work within the following constraints: