This blog post was inspired by a comment on the TDS v5.5 Feature Spotlight Video for AutoSync.
The question was this:-
“Does it sync the other way around also? When you retrieve items from your source control and need to push them to Sitecore?”
The simple answer to that is no. AutoSync in it’s purest form only works one way. It will read changes from Sitecore into your TDS project, but will not take .item file modifications and auto update Sitecore with the changes.
We can make it happen though….. but first, the question has deeper connotations that I want to discuss.