This week I got a question whether it is still possible to keep some file checked-out during a check-in. This is something you can do with Source Safe for example. To be honest I had no idea if this is possible, so I decided to have a look. So the answer is yes (although in general I think this is dangerous because this way people tend to check out files for long periods…).
Simply go to options and check the fourth check-box from the top.