Microsoft Announces Git Support For Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server And Service

Microsoft just made a major announcement that will likely take many developers by surprise. At the ALM Summit in Redmond, WA this morning, Microsoft Brian Harry just announced that its Team Foundation Server and hosted Team Foundation Service (TFS), as well as the complete Visual Studio 2012 suite (through a plugin the company is releasing today) will offer support for Git, the increasingly popular distributed revision control and source code management system invented by Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

This is obviously one of the rarer moments where Microsoft embraces an open source solution that already has a lot of momentum behind it.

This is the new Microsoft - more open, more inclusive and ready to learn from the world.