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  1. Team Project creation through Eclipse TEE plug-in

    Currently through Team Explorer / VS you can create a new Team Project in TFS. Can this feature be included in Eclipse for non-windows developers?

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    • TFService - Full backup of the repositories and restore to an on-premises installation

      My organization would love to switch from our TFServer to the TFService but their is one big restriction that is stopping us, the leg of making full backups to on-premises installation in case of emergency.

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      • 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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            • Provide better support for managing TFS user licences

              As per the comments from Betty, Myself and Bebo on Brian's Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2015/07/27/included-cals-and-tiered-pricing.aspx#10631001

              It is not easy for administrators to grant correct access to on Prem TFS based on the end-user's licensing level, CAL, MSDN, etc. At the moment it is mostly an honesty policy.

              25 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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                • 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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                  • Introduce functionallity that allows test cases to be imported onto TFS / Test Manager via an excel spreadsheet

                    TFS / Test Manager does not support functionality to import test cases from excel. In our example, we have 300+ test cases that we want to migrate from our old test management system to TFS 2013, we currently have these test cases on a spreadsheet but cannot import them to TFS.

                    As a result of the lack of this functionality we have to manually re-enter test cases into TFS / Test Manager, which is inefficient and is duplicating work previously done by our team.

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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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • Add Markdown support for source checkin/commit comments.

                                For displaying checkin/commit comments for either TFS Source or Git Source, I suggest you add Markdown support so that some simple formatting can be included in comments.

                                To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.

                                24 votes
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                                • Request a code review for Git

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

                                  24 votes
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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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                                    • 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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                                      • Ability to filter the Task Board by Area

                                        Currently you can filter a task board by user or unassigned. The ability to also and/or in conjuction with filter the Task Board by Area would allow us to look at the areas of an interation without distraction. Currently interations that have many stories and many tasks becomes unusable without an addition filtering by Area.

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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

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