Question: How do TFS labels differ from VSS labels?

- J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Alex Mackman, Prashant Bansode

Answer

Team Foundation Server labels differ significantly from VSS labels. Because VSS labels are “point in time” labels that you normally assign to all or part of a tree in VSS, VSS displays labels according to time sequence along with the file history. Everything that appears on the list before the labeled file is included in the label, while everything later in the list is not.

In TFS, instead of being a single point in time, labels tie together specific versions of a set of source files. A common scenario for labels is to use them to mark daily builds. This allows you to easily retrieve the source file set corresponding to a particular build; for example, if you need to apply a fix.

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Last edited Jul 18, 2007 at 10:02 PM by jtaylorsi, version 6

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