Microsoft: Visual Studio can now connect to any Git host

If you are a developer and you use Microsoft’s dev stack to get your work down but also like to use Git for version control, we have some news that will make you squeal with joy.

Microsoft has announced today that its developer suite of tools will now support Git, the popular version control platform that is maintained and operated by the open source community.

The important bits of the information are copied below:

Starting today, Team Foundation Service – Microsoft’s cloud-hosted ALM solution – will support Git. Developers can use TFService as a full Git server with standard Git implementation, allowing development teams to choose the source control workflow that best suits the way they work.

Visual Studio 2012 is now able to connect to any Git host, including TFS, CodePlex, GitHub and Stash, using an extension available today as Update 2 preview. Git support will be fully integrated into all editions of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server in a future release.

If you have questions about this update or want to know more about developing software using Microsoft’s stack, Brain Harry, technical fellow at Microsoft in charge of Team Foundation Server will be doing an AMA on Reddit here (link will resolve once the AMA is live) this Friday at 10AM PST/1PM EST.

If you want all the details about this announcement, make sure to head to source link as it will fill you in on everything you need to know. 

Source: Microsoft

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Heh... This after I just finished setting up Git Extensions and Git Souce Control Provider...

Wish they would back port this to VS2010.

But Visual Studio 2012 is too ugly that hurts my productivity (really).
Anyways, most of the time, i am a lone wolf coder so i don't need those repositories and for backup, dropbox do the trick.

Ehm.. especially as far as git goes, backup is at the bottom of the list of reasons why one should use it. You may want to look into what branching is for example. Even as a "lone wolf coder", as soon as your code reaches some sort of complexity, git can be a lifesaver.

Brony said,
But Visual Studio 2012 is too ugly that hurts my productivity (really).
Anyways, most of the time, i am a lone wolf coder so i don't need those repositories and for backup, dropbox do the trick.
Version Control and Backup are not the same, in fact even the repository should be in your administrator's backup plan.

Yeah, I'm the lone coder in my group at work, and I use branching and version control - it's a lifesaver, and has saved me huge amounts of work.

Brony said,
But Visual Studio 2012 is too ugly that hurts my productivity (really).
Anyways, most of the time, i am a lone wolf coder so i don't need those repositories and for backup, dropbox do the trick.

the whole point of repositories is so you have a history of code changes, make annotations on them, and yes if you need to, have coding groups working on the same projects at the same time.... but the big thing is history... I've had many times I need to look at a past checkin to see something that changed

Brony said,
But Visual Studio 2012 is too ugly that hurts my productivity (really).
Anyways, most of the time, i am a lone wolf coder so i don't need those repositories and for backup, dropbox do the trick.
You really think Source Control is just about backup?

MrHumpty said,
You really think Source Control is just about backup?

Hey man, you have to understand--he's a lone wolf.

A lone wolf.