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  1. rename project in TFS

    Rename existing project in TFS

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      161 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Customize Process Template on Visual Studio Online

      In Visual Studio Online, allow the ability to change the current process template a created project is using as well as the ability to upload your own process templates to create new projecsts with.

      2,356 votes
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        101 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • make it possible to move a Team Project between Team Project Collections

        Currently you need to move an existing Team Project to a new Team Project Collection. I would like a feature to move Team Project between Team Project Collections without using TFS Integration Toolkit or other 3rd party tools.

        1,947 votes
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          26 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Creating Queries - Token for Current Iteration

          When creating a work item query, you are given the option to select the iteration path for which the query is to return results for. It will be fantastic if a token was provided such as [Active Iteration] and you can specify the active iteration manually, or TFS calculating it via the Start/End dates

          1,851 votes
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            under review  ·  51 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide build configuration dependencies in TFS Build

            Provide the ability to create build configuration dependencies such that the success of one build configuration can trigger another build configuration such as a successful build triggering the building of an installation package or a build configuration which deploys to a development or staging server. Other tools such as Cruise Control.Net and Jetbrains TeamCity already offer build configuration dependencies/build configuration triggering through various means, therefore, TFS Build should also provide this type of support.

            1,658 votes
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              under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for updating process templates on existing projects in TFS

              To keep up with improving processes, there needs to be a migration path for existing templates to be upgraded to new templates. Some information in work items may be lost when mapping these to new work item types of the new templates, but this may well worth the benefits of moving to a newer process. Creating a new team project is not always feasible, especially if the source code versioning needs to be in place.

              1,606 votes
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                under review  ·  22 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Let us create multiple collections on Visual Studio Online

                As an organization with 25+ developers and 15+ ongoing/supported projects for several customers, we need the ability to group our team projects into different project collections.

                I am sure we are not the only ones.

                1,243 votes
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                  77 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integrate Office365 and Visual Studio Online

                  Please integrate Visual Studio Online and Office 365 better, considering that an organization that is interested in Visual Studio Online will be likely to be using Office 365.

                  Integration should include:
                  - Authentication - users should be able to use their Office365 accounts and not only LiveID.

                  - SharePoint site integration - from Visual Studio Online let me configure a site that I can host file sharing from, including the ability to use Office 365 as a SharePoint source. Administrative functionality should be included provided the user has the ability to administer Office365.

                  - SharePoint site integration, storyboarding - same…

                  1,188 votes
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                    28 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide API documentation for the customization of TFS Web Access 2012

                    We would like to customize TFS Web Access 2012 to add new tabs, pages and other content to support our in-house processes. We were able to do this in the previous version of TFS Web Access. But there is no info about doing so in the current version of TFS Web Access.

                    1,047 votes
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                      30 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ability to add multiple activities per team member in sprint

                      I really like the new feature (may be) in TFS where you can add capacity in the sprint which estimates work by activity.

                      currently a developer can spend 2/3 of this time in development and 1/3 in bug fixing(testing). so, i would like to see two/more entries per team member to divide their capacity across different activities and properly track the project activities (dev, test, requirements etc etc)

                      hope you got what I am trying to say.

                      878 votes
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                        25 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        We considered this item, and decided it was a low priority feature. I will be watching closely whether this item receives a lot of votes.

                        Thanks for sharing the idea.

                        Gregg Boer – TFS Product Group.

                      • provide a way to version-control build definitions

                        Currently, there is no way to revert back to an old version of a Build definition once you've made changes to it.

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                          31 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

                          A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

                          837 votes
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                            28 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to "Associate" instead of "Resolve" on Check In

                            In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to Associate instead of Resolve on Check In. In VS 2012, our team often closed the work item because Team explorer Automatically chooses Resolve instead of Associate in team Explorer. Its really Annoying. In most scenarios, the developer is going to associate lots of check ins for a task. they resolve the task only once , when the task is completed. so its better to make a default value as an associate instead of Resolve. or At least given an option to choose an default value. Thanks.

                            806 votes
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                              18 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Treat TFS as an Enterprise Symbol Server

                              I want my Team Foundation Server instance to be the Symbol Server for the Enterprise. Visual Studio and other debugging clients could then inherently understand when it sees a TFS URL how to locate the symbols or alternately, TFS could provide a URL that exposes symbols correctly (i.e. https://tfs.mycompany.com/tfs/DefaultCollection/Symbols). For those using the Azure-based hosted Team Foundation Service solution, it provides them a publicly-accessible (with authentication) location for Symbol Server as well.

                              We don't need a file share any longer if you have a TFS server! Symbols could be stored and maintained using the version control system (or some…

                              795 votes
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                                under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS code review should not require a new code review to be started when code that is already under review is changed based on review comment

                                It seems that TFS requires a new code review to be started whenever code that is already under review is updated in response to review comments. It is not only unnecessary busy work for a developer to initiate a new review each time a review comment would suggest a change to the code that is already under review is necessary, but it also prevents having a single picture of changes made as a result of the review process.

                                With the current method, a single logical code review may span multiple physical code reviews and the comments for the single logical…

                                773 votes
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                                  13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Merge by Workitem

                                  Allow users to select WorkItems and related changesets on Merge screen. Probably Merge candidate WIs will be required.

                                  741 votes
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                                    16 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow TFS Task Board to have custom colors

                                    For example if you could assign a color to an area, then the task cards would be colored to that area

                                    734 votes
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                                      47 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Working Hours and Days Off to be entered in User Profile

                                      Adding working hours and days off to the user profile will allow members to take responsibility of their working hours, making capacity planning easier.

                                      A project administrator may also need to be able to update these for a user, for cases of unexpected absence, etc...

                                      714 votes
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                                        10 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hide Work Item Types (WITs) based on permission/security group

                                        Within a team project, you should be able to specify who is allowed to create a specific Work Item Type.

                                        A user should only see Work Item Types in the "New Work Item" menu (Team Explorer, TEE, Team Web Access), that the user is allowed to create.

                                        652 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS to merge multiple, non-continuous changesets.

                                          It would be very useful if TFS has the ability to merge multiple, non-continuous changesets in a single operation.
                                          This would eliminate the need to create too many branches for each development project.

                                          537 votes
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