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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