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  1. Provide find in files functionality for TFS

    Provide the ability to do a search of text WITHIN files stored in TFS Source Control in a manner similar to what was previously available through VSS and is also available through Sourcegear Vault 6 (which also uses SQL Server database storage similar to TFS).

    "Find in Files - New for Vault 6, the find in files command allows searching for a string of text within text based files stored within the repository. You will be able to find what you want, when you want. As a file’s data will be indexed in its own database, searches will be more…

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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • Allow Work Item searching when adding a Work Item link on TFSPreview

              When editing a Work Item on TFSPreview.com you can link to another work item, but you *must* know the ID of the Work Item to link to. In VS2010 you have the option to "Browse..." which then lets you search your current work items. This is not there on the TFSPreview.com website as of today. This is implemented for Changesets.

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              • Ability to change project template

                There should be easiest way to change project template. Of course some of the working item properties will be removed or default value will be added, but there should be possibility to change share point template and to migrate all old working items to new chosen project template.

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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.

                    24 votes
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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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                        • Request a code review for Git

                          Like in TFS make a review Request out of Visual Studio.

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                          • Implement TFS 2013 spell checker for visual studio 2013

                            Provide link to download 'Team System - Work Item Spell Checker (All Languages)' for TFS 2013 (Visual Studio 2013)

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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.

                              24 votes
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                              • Ruby on Rails

                                Please Support Ruby on Rails in TFS and in your ALM.

                                The whole lifecycle would be great, from Repository to CI (Support for Cucumber, Shoulda, RSPec..) and continuous delivery to Azure with Phusion Passenger. And this should be done, if possible with the IDE RubyMine :)

                                I think that would be a big advantage to now. now you have a lot of tools for repo, CI, CD and so on. One ALM tool would be a big plus.

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                                • 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.

                                  24 votes
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                                  • Provide Interactive rebase support for Visual studio tools for Git

                                    Please provide Rebase and Interctive Rebase support for visual studio tools for Git

                                    23 votes
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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.

                                        23 votes
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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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