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  1. Make code review shelving and unshelving more seamless

    When in a code review, you can unshelve the code included in the review. However, to revert back to the previous unshelved state, you need to undo the pending changes that were brought down from the unshelve. There should be a "revert back" option that will undo everything for you and bring back the state of the pending changes that existed prior to the unshelve.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Delete related shelveset when deleting a failed "gated check-in build".

      When a gated check-in succeeds, the related shelveset is deleted (this is fine as it is not useful anymore: the changes being checked in).

      But when the gated check-in fails, the related shelveset is kept. One can then "Unshelve Changes" (even if one did use the option "Preserve my changes locally"). Even if one unchecks the option "Preserve shelveset on server" when Unshelving the changes, the Shelveset is kept. TFS is then quickly polluted with useless shelveset

      To solve this issue would suggest to add an option in the "Delete Build" dialog window: In addition to "Details, Drop, Test Results,…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow disabling alerts if only the backlog item priority has changed

          Users gets an alert if they created an item and that item is changed. it's not possible to configure the alert so that if only the backlog item priority changed (in backlog list, not in current sprint) - ignore it. that happens very often if the product owner reorders the current backlog items

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            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • My Work should update Assigned To Field

            When adding a task to "In Progress Work" currently the Status is updated to in progress but the Assigned to field is not updated to the user.

            Assigned to should automatically update to the user.

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            • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

              Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

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              • Scope Cumulative Flow Diagram to the Backlog Iteration of a team

                The current diagram available on the Product Backlog page in TFS Web is a good start, but strangely it is the only item that doesn't respect the backlog iteration of a team. I want it to be scoped accordingly to match everything else.

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                  4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Increase Work Item Size Limit in TFS Service 2012

                  Increase Work Item Attachment Size Limit in TFS Service 2012. The default is about 4MB, what if you are working on the project which has teh resource more than 10MB? there should be the place to change that, or by default it should be allow up to 2GB.

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                  • Add MS Office plugin to TFS

                    Add MS Office support into Visual Studio to create, edit documents saved in TFS. Would be helpful to review or edit specification documents from TFS itself.

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                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ensure the integrity of the TFS checkin policy from being tampered with

                      Ensure the integrity of the TFS checkin policy from being tampered with. Because the TFS checkin policy is executed on the client side, it can easily be tampered with, i.e. the user can easily replace the policy DLL with their own to bypass your policy. Even using strong name assemblies will not work as it can easily be disabled. Maybe Visual Studio could verify that a policy is digitally signed before loading it? Or server side policy would make the policy secure and benefits in terms of deployment. The checkin policy is very useful for industries that are highly regulated;…

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow me to perform an unsolicited code review

                        Sometimes I'm performing code reviews on random changesets, and I want to send my comments to the original developer. However, there is no way for me to create the code review request myself.

                        I would like to be able to kick off a code review myself, without the committer needing to explicitly create a request.

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS 3rd Party Integration for UserVoice

                          There exist some 3rd Party Integrations for uservoice (e.g. for Jira). It would be great to have one for TFS as well. Lite that it would be possibe to link customer ideas to bugs / user strories / features

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                          • Create a PowerPivot/Tabular Model store that can be populated from the TFS Service

                            Currently you can't report off of the TFS Service. Enterprises need various metrics - it isn't an optional thing. This would give enterprises the ability to mine their data from the TFS Service.

                            Submitted by ALM Ranger.

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VSTF integration with Outlook/Exchange calendar for OOF/vacation.

                              Allows for planning and monitoring of projects to include use of the free/busy information from Exchange (and/or Outlook) to see when people are out of office.

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                              • Too hard to use TFS Team Explorer 2012

                                The TFS 2012 Team Explorer is too hard to use. I want the original TFS 2010 Team Explorer experience. The color is bad too.. I can hardly differentiate the title and content in windows.

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                                • Support adding changesets to an existing review

                                  You need to be able to add changesets to an existing review.

                                  Take the following scenario:
                                  1. Changes are made
                                  2. Author either checkin the changes or create a shelveset to review (based on their procedures)
                                  3. Reviewer have comments and the author needs to make changes to code
                                  4. Our current procedures states that we make the changes and add the changeset to the existing review.
                                  5. Reviewer looks at the newly modified files and accepts the changes

                                  In TFS you would have to create a new review based on the new changes.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Allow connection with GitHub

                                    The same way you can now connect to team projects in TFS on premise or the new TFS Service, it would be great to have integration with GitHub.

                                    That is, you could have your VS account linked with your GitHub account, and be able to connect to any repository in it, working with them directly.

                                    GitHub is the de facto standard for hosting source code for open source projects, so being able to interact with it directly in Visual Studio could inspire more people to create .NET open source projects.

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                                    • Support Interactive Mode on Team Foundation Build Service to allow Coded UI Tests to run

                                      Coded UI tests will not run on the Team Foundation Service because Interactive Mode is not supported. It would be a shame to need an on-premises server just for running coded UI tests.

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                                      • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

                                        freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

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                                        • Meta data on iterations

                                          Areas and Iterations need have meta data, such as start and end date, team size, and make it these reportable.

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