Getting Started with Git

Getting Started with Git

Getting started with Git is easy once you know how! Git is a Distributed Version Control System, or DVCS for short. If you are unfamiliar with using Git, we have compiled a list of resources for you on this page.

A Git primer

If you need a Git primer, Microsoft’s Channel 9 video based training site has an excellent free introductory series called Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 .

Free Git jumpstart course

Microsoft also hosts a free jump start course called Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start which provides an excellent grounding in Git.

Git Software Tools


We recommend using Git as your version control system. You can download the latest version of Git for free.

Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 includes Git tools by default so no extra tool are needed learn more about using Git with Visual Studio 2013 on MSDN :


TortoiseGit is a Windows Shell Interface to Git and based on TortoiseSVN. You can download the latest stable version from Google Code’s Tortoise Git Download page.


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Updated on May 29, 2018

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