What is it all about?
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is a file-level version control system that permits many types of organizations to work on several project versions at the same time. This capability is particularly beneficial in a software development environment, where it is used in maintaining parallel code versions.
* Helps protect your team from accidental file loss. * Allows back-tracking to earlier versions of a file. * Supports branching, sharing, merging, and management of file releases. * Tracks versions of entire projects. * Tracks modular code (one file that is reused, or shared, by multiple projects). * Visual SourceSafe allows the quick and efficient sharing of files among projects. The organization of files into projects makes team coordination intuitive. * Using the Visual SourceSafe automation interfaces, you can write extensions based on Visual SourceSafe as needed for your environment. Extensions are usually provided in the form of stand-alone applications written to the automation interfaces. You can also extend Visual SourceSafe functionality by writing an add-in or plug-in that is compatible with the integrated development environment (IDE) of the third-party program that will run the software package.