Version Control Guidance – Visuals to decorate your office wall or hide cracks in the wall resembling complex branches

Many of us prefer a visualization that delivers a crisp summary of hundreds to thousands of verbose text. 

The Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide, now in service mode [1], introduced a number of re-usable visuals for presentations and quick reference posters. We plan to update these artefacts over time and if popular, add additional material.

If you like visuals, you may find these useful:

TFVC and Git Overview(PNG)Poster - TFVC and Git


Consideration Aid for TFVC and Git (PNG) Poster - Version Control consideration aid for TFVC vs Git

Git Workflows (PNG) Poster - Git Workflows


Team System Branching Scenarios (PNG) Classic - Microsoft Team System Branching Scenarios

This is a classic from the mid-2000’s Smile

Version Control Guidance Images (PPTX)


Version Control Guidance Images 2 (PPTX)


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[1] Only critical bugs will be investigated. No new features or updates planned.

A special thank you to everyone who laid the foundation this and ither version control guidance: Anil Chandr Lingam, Bijan Javidi, Bill Heys, Bob Jacobs, Brian Minisi, Clementino de Mendonca, Daniel Manson, Jahangeer Mohammed, James Pickell, Jansson Lennart, Jelle Druyts, Jens Suessmeyer, Krithika Sambamoorthy, Lennart Jansson, Mathias Olausson, Matt Velloso, Matthew Mitrik, Michael Fourie, Micheal Learned, Neno Loje, Oliver Hilgers, Sin Min Lee, Stefan Mieth, Taavi Koosaar, Tony Whitter, Willy-Peter Schaub, and the ALM Community.