November 08, 2017 | David Opp
Solution Wide Sync is a simple new feature in TDS Classic 5.7 that makes a big difference when working with a solution that contains many TDS Classic projects, such as a Helix-style setup. There is a now a sync option on the pull-down menu for any solution that contains TDS Classic projects.
Using this sync option will open the same familiar sync window as when a single project sync is performed. However, the tree in the sync window will be displayed with each project listed, ready to be drilled into with syncing options selectable for the items within.
This is obviously a huge benefit when working with solutions that contain many TDS Classic projects, like one implementing the Helix framework, as it saves you from having to run a Sync on each project individually. This feature also works best when used in conjunction with the new Lightning Sync setting as discussed here.
Lightning Mode does a great deal to improve the speed of the sync operation - this is quite important as there is more potential to sync many items when performing a solution wide sync.This feature helps to streamline the sync process and allows developers to spend more time solving problems and less time syncing items.