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  1. 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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      • save the last used date filter in Build Explorer

        either allow users to set the default date filter or save the last used date filter in the Build Explorer.

        I never want to see builds just for Today (as is the default), nor do I want to see build older than 30 day. Since we retain 10ish builds, I don't thing defaulting to 30 days (or 28 that is available now) would be out of line.

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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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          • 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.

              22 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!)

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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.

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                  • More Flexible Team Site

                    Currently, when a new team is created in TFS a user must select the backlog iteration and either the area path or value(s) from the team field that will together define the backlog.

                    It would be fantastic if the definition of these "teams" was instead "sites". Instead of selecting the specific iteration and team field values, a iser could enter the WIQL search criteria they want to use.

                    In this way, defining a "team" field would be moot for sites that correspond to delivery teams. The backlog iteration would still be useful, but I could setup my query to ignore…

                    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.

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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…

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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?

                        • 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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                          • 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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                              • 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.

                                21 votes
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                                • Create a integrator between TFS and Salesforce

                                  I would like to see a native integration connector to sync Salesforce cases with work items in TFS

                                  21 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.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

                                      there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

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                                      • tf unshelve / The item ... already exists

                                        Please add a /force option in the unshelve feature or a simple merge feature.

                                        We often have the horrible issue of "The item *** already exists" when unshelving files that already exists. This issue is blocking developers from unshelving simple files.

                                        A workaround exists: simply unselect the files that exists but this may be insufficient

                                        It's extremely important to support a merge operation on this.

                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsversioncontrol/thread/ddaaea22-9713-4e91-858b-dec9c6611b9b

                                        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.

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