Team Foundation Server stores incremental change history for every file that is kept under source control on the Team Foundation Server. You can view this information to see the changes associated with a particular file, examine the details of those changes, and compare versions of the file to one another. Files can also be rolled back to a previous version.

Historical data on a file is viewed in the History window and includes the following information:

  • The version number for this version.
  • The type of change that was made.
  • The user who made the change.
  • The date the change was made.
  • The comment field associated with the change.

You can invoke the History window from Source Control Explorer or from the Visual Studio 2005 command prompt.

Viewing the history of a file under source control