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I've always used Visual SourceSafe for checking in/out source code. We also
used it for deliverables (e.g. functional specification document), but
should we be using SharePoint for that instead?

And what's happening to Visual SourceSafe.. is it going away? I'd like to
understand if/how Visual Studio "Team Edition" (I guess I mean Team
Foundation Server) addresses this.

Thanks in advance for any responses.

Ron
Mar 28 '06 #1
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hi,

SharePoint may be a better option, since its geared for documents, and
you could probably open it up for use by your clients, either providing
readonly or the ability to edit documents as well. Nothing wrong with
using VSS though either, except you don't have those options.

VSS isn't going away; it is around for smaller teams. Larger teams
with larger projects are the target for TFS. Basically this is not
only source control, but helps manages testing, project plans, and
other activities related to development. There may be some document
workflow stuff there too.. not sure. I believe TFS integrates with
Sharepoint.. IIRC, it requires some sharepoint components just to
install.

HTH
Andy

Mar 28 '06 #2

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Andy <aj*****@alum.rit.edu> wrote:
SharePoint may be a better option, since its geared for documents, and
you could probably open it up for use by your clients, either providing
readonly or the ability to edit documents as well. Nothing wrong with
using VSS though either, except you don't have those options.

VSS isn't going away; it is around for smaller teams. Larger teams
with larger projects are the target for TFS. Basically this is not
only source control, but helps manages testing, project plans, and
other activities related to development. There may be some document
workflow stuff there too.. not sure. I believe TFS integrates with
Sharepoint.. IIRC, it requires some sharepoint components just to
install.


Note that if you don't want to use TFS, there are *much* better options
for source control than VSS. I personally use an would recommend
Subversion: http://subversion.tigris.org

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Mar 29 '06 #3

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Hello,

Can i also recommend having a look at MKS, this is also a good, but quite
expensive version control system.

Regards
Scott Blood
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Andy <aj*****@alum.rit.edu> wrote:
SharePoint may be a better option, since its geared for documents, and
you could probably open it up for use by your clients, either providing
readonly or the ability to edit documents as well. Nothing wrong with
using VSS though either, except you don't have those options.

VSS isn't going away; it is around for smaller teams. Larger teams
with larger projects are the target for TFS. Basically this is not
only source control, but helps manages testing, project plans, and
other activities related to development. There may be some document
workflow stuff there too.. not sure. I believe TFS integrates with
Sharepoint.. IIRC, it requires some sharepoint components just to
install.


Note that if you don't want to use TFS, there are *much* better options
for source control than VSS. I personally use an would recommend
Subversion: http://subversion.tigris.org

--
Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet Blog: http://www.msmvps.com/jon.skeet
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Mar 29 '06 #4

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Very true, and I personally would recommend Sourcegears Vault, which
has a very similar interface to VSS.

Mar 29 '06 #5

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