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  1. Support Interactive Mode on Team Foundation Build Service to allow Coded UI Tests to run

    Coded UI tests will not run on the Team Foundation Service because Interactive Mode is not supported. It would be a shame to need an on-premises server just for running coded UI tests.

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Meta data on iterations

      Areas and Iterations need have meta data, such as start and end date, team size, and make it these reportable.

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        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow people who are not team members to send bugs to Visual Studio Online

        As it is now, only team members have access to submit bugs to Visual Studio Online. This means that you have to use a license to allow your users to send you bugs or feedback.

        TFS has the possibility to create "Work-item only users" who don't need to have a CAL to access the TFS portal.

        You could even be more limiting than the TFS option, allowing people who are not team members to only send bugs or feedbacks and not be able to see them.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Compare a shelvesets between users

          It would be really nice if we could compare the shelvesets of different users. I suppose Visual Studio is really lagging in that part. In my day to day work, I would like to see the difference between the work I have done on a shelveset and someone else (like comparing changesets), so that I can get a better understanding of the changes that have happened, especially when working across geographies. It would be nice to see the compare context menu right from the Unshelve window, do understand the changes.

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            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sum up the work remaining on a PBI from Child PBI's and Tasks

              It would be nice if there was a service that would roll up the work remaining of all child (and grandchild) PBI's and tasks to the parent PBI. We wrote a custom service to do this but it would be nice if this was included functionality. It helps greatly when ranking the tasks, deciding what to cut from a sprint/project and giving visibility to the true work remaining vs the initial story point estimate.

              So if a PBI doesn't have any child PBI's or child tasks then it would just use the story point estimate for the work remaining (or…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Team Foundation Server command line should have an option to specify a proxy server.

                The Team Foundation Server comand line is very powerful and we use it for lots of back end build server functionality. Currently we are required to install and run the GUI client on these machines to initialize the registry and provide our proxy setting.
                We can specify all other connection information for tf.exe (and associated commands) please allow us to specify the proxy server for command lines as well so we can easily override the registry setting when needed and don't need to execute the GUI.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Maven available in the Cloud Build Services

                  I suggest, Maven should be available in the Cloud Build Services. On TFS this is easily achieved by copying the "apache-maven" folder to the "BuildExtensions" folder of MSBuild. In that way, Team Foundation Services can support Java builds in the best manner.

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                  • Display more information about user story on task board

                    At the moment the row titles on the task board only display the title of the relevant work items (user stories, bugs). It would be really helpful if they also displayed the state of the work items and maybe some summary stats about their child tasks (number done, number active...)

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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Easily find changesets or labels of an item

                      Sometimes i need to see label or changesets of an item.
                      But there is no easy way to do this. Everytime i have to use Get Specific Version to list labels or changesets.

                      I think if there is a screen to search and list changesets and labels will be very good.

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Background search for TFS changes

                        SourceGear Vault's client app has the ability to background search for changes. This is very useful because at any time I can take a quick peek and see what changes my team members have checked in and that I need to get latest on. This is also helpful for previewing any merges that might be necessary. And on a day to day basis, it helps me get a sense of what parts of the codebase are seeing the most churn. I know there is a Compare feature, but it takes way too long to be useful.

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                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Request a code review for Git

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

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Extend timeline tracking of changesets to span multiple changesets / a time range

                            The timeline view would be a lot more useful when not only one changeset could be viewed, but the merges between the multiple branches could be shown over a longer period of time.

                            It could be similar to something like the network graph on github https://github.com/blog/39-say-hello-to-the-network-graph-visualizer or the gitk output https://www.google.com/search?q=gitk&tbm=isch

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add uptime and support to Visual Studio Online

                                I haven't found an appropriate place to ask for this so I'm putting it here. I guess you could argue that these are product features.

                                First of all I don't even see a category here in the drop down for Visual Studio Online. Since it is a product and is transitioning to a paid model it would be nice if you would actually start acknowledging that it exists.

                                The actual features I'm looking for are: uptime and support.

                                By uptime, I mean 99.999%. In my last working week it has been more like 70%.
                                By support I mean more than…

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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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                                  • Allow Visual Studio Online users with Basic license to view Features list

                                    In Visual Studio Online we use Features to store and prioritize development epics. As a Product Manager I need only the agile functionality in TFS: releases, iterations, backlog items, and these epics.

                                    With the end of Early Adopter licenses coming in March 2014, I changed my license from Early Adopter to Basic. Now I can no longer see my features list, as this requires an Advanced or MSDN license.

                                    Therefore, as a Product Manager I must pay for an Advanced license for basic access (I do not have an MSDN license as a Product Manager). This will hurt wider adoption…

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                                      3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide an audit log of changes to TFS build configurations

                                      Currently there is no audit trail for TFS build configuration changes.

                                      Provide an audit UI for changes made to a TFS build definition. The target audience would be administrators who are tracking down changes in build behavior over time to changes in the build definition.

                                      The audit log should provide the following:
                                      * the timestamp of the change
                                      * something identifying the one who did the change
                                      * It would be nice to see a summary of changes.

                                      A rollback option would be even better and could be attached to the audit log (like it is for general TFS 2012…

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                                      • Add ability to obtain Code Coverage from Java Builds

                                        Java Build Integration is very good in TFS. The ability to execute Maven/Ant and obtain testing results from JUnit is great. It would be really great if you could add the ability to obtain Code Coverage metrics from JUnit/Maven/Ant, using an existing Java code coverage tool (i.e. Emma, or something else).

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                                        • Create more display filters for TFS2012 Web Access.

                                          Users need to be able to view PDF, Docx and VSS file extensions without having to download the file first. This would make the Web Access tool in TFS more popular with none programmers

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