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  1. Easier method for associating Sharepoint versioned files to TFS WorkItems

    We need to associate certain versioned (word,excel etc) documents against work items so that we know the specific change that was related to a specific bug or change request.

    Our current work around for this process is this.

    1. A tester found a bug and a bug was raised.
    2. It was determined that a functional document needed updating as well as the code.
    3. The Functional document was already stored and therefore updated in TFS Sharepoint version control.
    4. Locating the updated version in the version view of the document in sharepoint i copied the URL to the versioned…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query

      TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query off the TFS data warehouse. Also, you should be able to define where the title shows sum, count, average, max, min, etc.

      This could be used to easily show cycle time for Kanban teams!

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 →
          • 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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            • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

                  Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

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                    0 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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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →
                        • Provide an audit log of changes to TFS build configurations

                          Currently there is no audit trail for TFS build configuration changes.

                          Provide an audit UI for changes made to a TFS build definition. The target audience would be administrators who are tracking down changes in build behavior over time to changes in the build definition.

                          The audit log should provide the following:
                          * the timestamp of the change
                          * something identifying the one who did the change
                          * It would be nice to see a summary of changes.

                          A rollback option would be even better and could be attached to the audit log (like it is for general TFS 2012…

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                            0 comments  ·  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 →
                              • 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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                                • Make the 'Duscussion Only' sub-tab in TFS2012 a tab that only shows discussions

                                  The new 'Discussion Only' sub-tab in TFS is a great new feature that I was hoping to be a lot useful for internal communications. However, the information in this tab is still cluttered with state changes, like when resolvning a task with a changeset or associating the workitem during the build.
                                  What would be really useful, is a sub-tab that only shows the manually entered discussions.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add option to show graph in Commits view of Team Foundation Server.

                                    As per `git log --graph`, or [Git Extensions' commit log viewer] [1], or [github's network graph viewer] [2].

                                    Ideally, the History viewer in Visual Studio would also be updated to show a graph view.

                                    This is very useful for branch-heavy workflows.

                                    [1]: http://gitextensions.googlecode.com/files/commitlog205.png
                                    [2]: https://github.com/blog/39-say-hello-to-the-network-graph-visualizer

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                                    • Git branches TFS work items

                                      Allow git users to associate commits and branches with Team foundation service work items. Right now there is no way to do this.

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                                      • 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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