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  1. 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…

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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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                      • Add ability to cherry pick git commit

                        We need the ability to cherry pick a commit from a different branch when using the Git repository type. This is an essential feature for using a Git repository. The option currently is to merge all commits from a specified branch.

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                        • 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…

                          22 votes
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                          • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

                            Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

                            21 votes
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                            • 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.

                              21 votes
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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.

                                21 votes
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                                • Allow cross-project work item management and reporting

                                  Say my company has three teams: Client, Server, and Web. I would like to provide each team with its own TFS Team Project due to the segregation of permissions, source code, build definitions, etc. I would also like to be able to manage the work that must be done across teams for upper level reporting. For example, say we have a work project Project1 (as opposed to TFS Team Projects). Project1 requires a cross-functional team composed of all three teams. Each indidvidual team wants to manage its own work but those who manage all three teams want to be able…

                                  21 votes
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                                  • 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;…

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                                      My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

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                                      • Add ability to obtain Code Coverage from Java Builds

                                        Java Build Integration is very good in TFS. The ability to execute Maven/Ant and obtain testing results from JUnit is great. It would be really great if you could add the ability to obtain Code Coverage metrics from JUnit/Maven/Ant, using an existing Java code coverage tool (i.e. Emma, or something else).

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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!)

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