TFS vs SSIS project versioning

I had someone ask me the other day if they are using SSIS 2012 Project Versions, is there any benefit to using TFS?  The answer is Yes!  While Project Versions is a new feature that keeps prior versions of SSIS projects as they are deployed to the server and allows you to rollback to any prior version, it is not a replacement for source control.  Here are some of the limitations of using Project Versions as compared to using TFS:

The bottom line is the best use for Project Versions is to quickly revert to a prior project version if a new version causes issues (a quick rollback).  It is not really a source control solution.

About James Serra

James currently works for Microsoft specializing in big data and data warehousing using the Analytics Platform System (APS), a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer, specializing in the Microsoft BI stack. He is a SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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