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  1. 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.

    3,753 votes
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    • 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.

      2,399 votes
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      • 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.

        1,814 votes
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        • 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.

          1,804 votes
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            This is a great idea! Although we plan to make this available to you in the near future, we are still in the planning process. We will check back as soon as possible with any updates to this request. Program Manager TFS

          • 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.

            1,785 votes
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            • 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.

              1,651 votes
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              • 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…

                1,477 votes
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                • 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…

                  1,093 votes
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                    Thanks for the suggestion! We’re currently in the planning process for enabling iterations in TFVC code reviews. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe.

                    Matt Mitrik
                    TFS Program Manager

                  • 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.

                    1,088 votes
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                    • 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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                        In the new build system coming with TFS 2015 you can see the full history of the changes to your build definition. The feature that is currently missing is the ability to undo or rollback to a previous revision.

                        For that reason I am marking it as started but not yet complete.

                      • 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...

                        890 votes
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                        • 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

                          874 votes
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                          • 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…

                            854 votes
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                            • 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.

                              788 votes
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                              • Work item control that allows a selection of multiple values

                                Having a multi-select control that work in VS, Web access, that is easy to query and populates the reporting cube would helpfull in many scenarios.

                                The current work around (ex: http://witcustomcontrols.codeplex.com/) is far from empassing all the above requirements

                                626 votes
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                                • Add submodule support in Visual Studio Git Extension

                                  In the Visual Studio Git extension cloning a repo ignores submodules. When a repo is cloned it should perform a recursive clone through the submodules.

                                  Also, submodules are not shown correctly for commits. Please add support for git submodules.

                                  600 votes
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                                  • New Work Item Control: Checkbox

                                    Creating string fields with "Yes" and "No" (or "True" or "False", or "1" and "0") as allowed values, is a viable "workaround" for a Yes/No field - but still, a real checkbox control would make it even better.

                                    btw: Checkboxes are a Windows control introduced from the very beginning (Windows 1 actually, I checked. ;)

                                    594 votes
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                                    • Provide the ability to convert a work item to a different type

                                      ...for example, change an existing work item from an Issue to a Bug, etc.

                                      Users less familiar with the system frequently enter work items using the wrong work item type. Currently, you can't fix these items.

                                      549 votes
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                                      • Add server-side git hooks

                                        Please add server-side git hooks. Github has this feature and it is extremely useful.

                                        More info here: http://git-scm.com/book/en/Customizing-Git-Git-Hooks#Server-Side-Hooks

                                        539 votes
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                                          Thanks for the suggestion! We’re currently in the planning process for enabling many of the scenarios for which git hooks are commonly used. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe. In the meantime, some users might find Service Hooks solve many of the integration points that git hooks are often used to build. Learn more here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/integrate/get-started/service-hooks/create-subscription

                                          Matt Mitrik
                                          TFS Program Manager

                                        • ...develop an empowering Process Template editor!!

                                          The current editor's user experience is a barrier to process improvement through customization of of the template itself. The idea that an out of the box process template will satisfy all customer needs (or even one of the several shipped by MSFT) will be a limiting factor on meaningful and valuable implementations of the product.

                                          516 votes
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