I’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible with TortoiseSVN. This tool is unusual in that it gives you most of the power of the command line as well as the more intuitive benefits of a GUI. The fact that TortoiseSVN is a Windows shell extension means that it has essentially no training requirement—you just use Windows Explorer with a few new menu options. In this context, TortoiseSVN can be said to stand on the shoulders of giants.
TortoiseSVN options allow you to update to and commit from your working copy easily. Out of the many other options, one other major option relates to answering the perennial question of who broke the build. Using the graph of revisions and commits, it’s a simple matter to track down guilty parties.
Other options not described here relate to repository creation from within TortoiseSVN. This option means that you don’t have to suffer the complexities of the command line to create a repository.
TortoiseSVN is a great tool and it’s free. Why not try it out?