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  1. 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…

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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.

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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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            • 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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                • Moving branch/folder in TFS should keep & display all change history of old branch_name folder at the new branch_name folder

                  After renaming a branch (for re-organisation purpose), some or most of change history used to be seen in the old branch_name folder is no longer seen in the new branch name folder.

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                  • Text/HTML within Work Items

                    Problem: HTML fields, including the newly modified Description field (System.Description) are still handled differently from regular fields and are not added to the data warehouse. This makes it difficult to generate reports that contain any of these fields. This includes the new Feedback Request and Response – both of which use the System.Description field.

                    Proposed solution: Find a way to include these fields in the data warehouse such that it would allow reporting.

                    Problem: Formatting is different from the regular paradigm – not sure why. Font size 1 thru 5? Users have become so accustomed to Word and font sizes…

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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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                      • 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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                        • Right to left typing support in TFS

                          TFS has never had support for RTL typing.

                          Try to write with a sentence with english + hebrew/arabic and you get messed up

                          Such support exists in most of microsoft products, and also exists elsewhere: google, facebook, etc...

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                          • Support adding changesets to an existing review

                            You need to be able to add changesets to an existing review.

                            Take the following scenario:
                            1. Changes are made
                            2. Author either checkin the changes or create a shelveset to review (based on their procedures)
                            3. Reviewer have comments and the author needs to make changes to code
                            4. Our current procedures states that we make the changes and add the changeset to the existing review.
                            5. Reviewer looks at the newly modified files and accepts the changes

                            In TFS you would have to create a new review based on the new changes.

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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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                              • Allow forecasting when filtering by tag

                                Currently we use tags to help us prioritise our releases within the backlog.

                                When filtering down to that specific tag, we are unable to use forecasting to estimate our sprints and are having to manually move each item (approx 150 items currently in this specific tag) to the top of the backlog in order to use the forecasting feature. As you can imagine, it is very time consuming!

                                Please allow forecasting to be used in the backlog while filtering by tag.

                                22 votes
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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.

                                  22 votes
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                                  • Improve sprint forecast in TFS

                                    I use the forecast function for TFS at the moment, but I think there's room for improvement. When TFS measures the velocity of my team, and it knows my sprint planning (number of days, number of people, etc.); it should be able to predict the velocity for next sprints itself. And thus there's no real need for the textbox in which you can specify the number yourself.

                                    I agree that this might not be true in the beginning of your project, but after a while it should work.

                                    What would also be nice is when TFS tracks the work an…

                                    22 votes
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                                      We want to add the following options for forecasting velocity:
                                      1) Forecast based on a specified value (already implemented)
                                      2) Forecast based on yesterday’s weather, the last sprint
                                      3) Forecast based on the average of the last X sprints.
                                      Would that be enough control?

                                    • Allow Tag Filtering in Sprint Backlog

                                      This is actually a bigger problem, that is of inconsistent experiences and functionality between Sprint and Product Backlogs. Whatever I can do in a product backlog I should be able to do in a sprint backlog.

                                      One instance of this is in the new tag filtering. This can be done in the product backlog, but not the sprint backlog.

                                      Here's another example of incosnstency:
                                      http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2296825-provide-the-ability-to-prioritise-backlog-items-in

                                      21 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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                                        • Squash commits in Git using Visual Studio

                                          It would be nice, if we can combine (squash) multiple commits directly from Visual Studio.

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