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  1. Visual Studio Online - Add ability to delete a test plan

    Visual Studio Online - Add ability to delete a test plan

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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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      • 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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          • 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.

            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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              • 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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                • Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

                  It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

                  22 votes
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                  • Log in to TFService using Alias

                    Windows Live has this concept of "alias" accounts. For example: My main Windows Live account is a personal gmail address. On that Windows Live account, I also have an alias that is an outlook.com address.
                    It would be nice to be able to have the TFS Admin add the alias account to a Project and then be able to login as that alias.
                    Currently, the TFS Admin can add the alias account but I cannot login to TFService with that same alias account (or even the main account, unless the main account is added to the project).

                    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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                      • 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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                        • 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/.

                          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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                                  • LiveID aliases

                                    When one user authorizes another to their TFS or VSO project, they do so by email address. But if the address they specify is a secondary alias on my LiveID, the authorization does not work. It only works if the address is my primary Alias. If the alias is "confirmed" through my LiveID (msAccount), then authorization should work.

                                    21 votes
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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

                                      20 votes
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                                      • TFS 3rd Party Integration for UserVoice

                                        There exist some 3rd Party Integrations for uservoice (e.g. for Jira). It would be great to have one for TFS as well. Lite that it would be possibe to link customer ideas to bugs / user strories / features

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Create a PowerPivot/Tabular Model store that can be populated from the TFS Service

                                          Currently you can't report off of the TFS Service. Enterprises need various metrics - it isn't an optional thing. This would give enterprises the ability to mine their data from the TFS Service.

                                          Submitted by ALM Ranger.

                                          20 votes
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