Visual SourceSafe

A source control program that creates, maintains and organizes a virtual library of computer files. It allows to backup source files, see earlier versions of a file, manage file releases. It also enables merging, branching and sharing.

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First released 1994
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Latest stable version version 2005
Open-source No
Used by UnitedHealth Group, Carbonite, Darden

Interesting facts

Extended support for the last version ended in July 2017, Microsoft stopped distributing Visual SourceSafe after Visual Studio 2005.


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