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  1. Add auto-complete support when linking to work items

    Support auto-complete by ID and Item Title when linking work items.

    Currently supporting only linking work items by ID provides poor UX since IDs are hard to track and we are in a modal window.

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    • Make It Easier to Replicate A Set of Build Definitions For A Different Branch

      We cannot replicate a build definition's structure without having to copy/edit/replace sometimes lots of text, especially in: Workspace, template path, build process parameters, including "solution or project files to build:". Perhaps allow macros in build definitions for things like branch - provide the value automatically if feasible. Also allow us to include such text from an "include" file located whereever we specify in Source Control.

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      • When Adding A New Team Project To TFS Allow The Tracking Of Existing Git Repositories

        Currently when adding a Git repo to a team project all that can be done is the creation of an empty repo. I think that it would be benificial to allow a team project to track a remote repository, whether it be a 3-rd party repo (somewhere in the cloud) or a repo that is on a server/machine that is not the TFS server.

        As far as I know Teamcity allows the tracking of Git repos in this manner.

        Commits pushed to the repos on the TFS server should then be reflected back to the repos it is tracking.

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        • Create more display filters for TFS2012 Web Access.

          Users need to be able to view PDF, Docx and VSS file extensions without having to download the file first. This would make the Web Access tool in TFS more popular with none programmers

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          • allow for additional fields to be added to iterations

            With the new iteration configuration in TFS2012, it would be beneficial to be add a few custom fields the dialog. In TFS2010, this functionality was a work item type so it was very easy to add additional fields. Also, this was a good place to put goals for the iteration and the details from the retrospective. This has now all been lost.
            I like the direction TFS2012 went, but now have lost some of the functionality that was quite useful int TFS2010.

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            • Add a way to override "keep items checked out when checking in" during check in process

              By clicking the "keep items checked out when checking in" checkbox at Tools>Options>source control>environment, you can have TFS keep the files that you are checking in checked out. there should be a way to override this setting when doing a check in. Here are some possible ways to do it: a button or checkbox in the pending changes screen. Pressing shift (or some other button) while clicking the check in button.

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              • TFS - Add indication on data to Tab Headers within Work Items

                Background : When a work item has Attachments within Attachments tab, there's an indication about it in the attachment TAB header. Same respectively when there are linked work items in the respective tab of the work item.

                Suggestion : To add an indication to also on other TAB headers of the Work Item, to show mark there's entered data within them (i.e. something like a "dirty bit" marker to show the user where there's entered data within the tab, other than default data). This would allow user to easily see where there's info to probe within the work item, rather…

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                • Unshelve across branches

                  Commonly write some code in one branch and then have to defer the feature/fix to another release. Need to be able to shelve the changes and retreive them to the other branch. This needs to be supported in the UI.

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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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                    • Enable Kanban Column field to be used in work item queries

                      It is a constant source of frustration for our users that they are unable to use the Kanban Column field in work item queries. This field is recorded in the history of a work item whenever it is moved from one Kanban column to another but this information is not available to be used for reporting purposes. This would allow various additional Kanban metrics to be easily produced.

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                      • TFS Integration Platform support for TFS 2013

                        Currently TFS integration Platform only support upto TFS 2012. We upgraded to 2013 which most users will. now TFS integration platform doesn't support TFS 2013.

                        https://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/

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                        • 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…

                          23 votes
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                          • 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!

                            23 votes
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                            • Close user story when all tasks are complete

                              As a scrum master / scrum team member, I want TFS to ask me to close the parent user story when all the underlying tasks have been completed as well so I don't have to remember to close the parent story myself.

                              I would also like this functionality for Features when all User Stories have been completed, but this is secondary.

                              (Hint: This feature exists in a competing product and it's GREAT!)

                              22 votes
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                              • 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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                                • Allow to maximize the TestSteps in WebAccess

                                  All HTML Fileds in TFS 2013 have a Option to maximize the content to Screen.

                                  I would love to see this Feature also for the TestStep Section

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                                  • 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,…

                                    22 votes
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                                    • VSO: Search by Pull Request number.

                                      I would like to search by Pull Request number. This will allow the reviewers to quickly get the appropriate pull request.

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                                      • Allow for work-item types to be made read-only based on user role

                                        We have a certain work item type ("Quality Checkpoint") that acts as a gate, and should only be created and edited by people in the QAManager role. Other users (developers, testers, etc.) should be able to open and read the work item but not save any changes to it. I can add role based security on individual fields using the READONLY attribute, but this work item type has hundreds of fields. It would be both tedious and brittle to make every field read-only based on role.

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                                        • 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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