It looks like all of the problems of the server controlled workspace will go away with TFS 2011. Local files will no longer be read-only and the problem of missing files will go away. Hopefully merges will get easier, too.

It’s interesting to see why they went with the server controlled workspace in the first place, but it basically created a system that worked well for Microsoft, but not most of their customers.

No word on when TFS 2011 will ship, though. But since they are calling it TFS 2011, maybe we will get something before the end of the year.