To update a project to the last review within TortoiseSVN i do: "SVN Update".
Is there a way to see the note about new revisions without having to really update my local project?
Show log... shows the latest commits. Not just the latest commits before your last update. It does what you want by default.
you can use
show log in form context menu and then you can
compare with working copy using right context menu of log window.
right click on workingcopy folder/file->"check for modifications"->"Check Repository"
You will see for all files changed on each side(working copy or repository the current revision number and svn-status)
With double click on each entry you can even preview the result of an svn update
svn log <SERVERURL>
gives you the version history on your server
svn log <PATH_TO_WORKINGCOPY>
gives you the log messages up to last version you checked out or committed
You can use Revision Graph in Tortoise SVN. See this url for detail. http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-revgraph.html
Right Click on perticular folder/file from your working copy,go to Tortoise svn--->SVn Showlog.you can see there.