Hi, I'm very interested in purchasing the RedGate source control product for my development team. However, I'm struggling on formulating a strategy for managing environments and branches.
We basically have Dev, Test, QA, Staging, and Prod environments. We already have TFS but I'm especially interested in RedGate source control because it appears very easy to use and it integrates well with SSMS.
What do most users commonly do to manage their environments?
My initial thoughts were that we'd have Staging be the main trunk while Dev, Test, and QA would all be branches. As changes move from Dev to Test then we'd merge the specific changesets.
Does this sound like the right approach?