One of the features that the current version of Team Foundation Server doesn’t offer is the ability to Get Latest Version on Checkout.

If you’ve ever checked something out, made copious changes, gone to check it back in and then realised you’ve been developing on a woefully outdated file/project/solution (and had to perform a lengthy merge operation), you’ll know how useful this facility could be.

Well, this feature is coming in the VS Orcas release, but Microsoft Israel have developed a free add-in to add this functionality to VS Whidbey:

http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/files/folders/leon/entry10828.aspx

This will add a “TFS GetLatest Configuration” option to the top of the Tools menu (with a tacky smiley face icon).