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  1. 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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    • 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.

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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…

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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;…

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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                  • Change VS 2012 merge tool conflict coloring to convey the change that was made to the file

                    When using the VS 2012 Beta merge tool to resolve conflicts, the tool shows new text with green highlighting, deleted text with red highlighting, and conflicting code changes with orange highlighting. The problem is that when you have a conflict (orange highlighting) you can not tell if the conflicting code was added, deleted, or modified; the text is always black and the highlighting does not convey what type of change was made to the file.
                    In VS 2010 the type of change (add, delete, modify) was conveyed through the text color, and the conflicts were conveyed through the highlighting. This…

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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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                      • Too hard to use TFS Team Explorer 2012

                        The TFS 2012 Team Explorer is too hard to use. I want the original TFS 2010 Team Explorer experience. The color is bad too.. I can hardly differentiate the title and content in windows.

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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?

                          • 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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                              • 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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                                • Allow connection with GitHub

                                  The same way you can now connect to team projects in TFS on premise or the new TFS Service, it would be great to have integration with GitHub.

                                  That is, you could have your VS account linked with your GitHub account, and be able to connect to any repository in it, working with them directly.

                                  GitHub is the de facto standard for hosting source code for open source projects, so being able to interact with it directly in Visual Studio could inspire more people to create .NET open source projects.

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                                  • Make the default value for Iteration Path the TeamBacklog and not the current sprint.

                                    The default value for iteration path is currently defaulting to the current sprint. Suggest to make the default value the teambacklog. Making the default configurable would also be useful, but making the default path teambacklog would make it so that users do not have to remember to clear the current sprint path each time a new item is created.

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                                    • Allow for work-item types to be made read-only based on user role

                                      We have a certain work item type ("Quality Checkpoint") that acts as a gate, and should only be created and edited by people in the QAManager role. Other users (developers, testers, etc.) should be able to open and read the work item but not save any changes to it. I can add role based security on individual fields using the READONLY attribute, but this work item type has hundreds of fields. It would be both tedious and brittle to make every field read-only based on role.

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                                      • Visual Studio Online - Add ability to delete a test plan

                                        Visual Studio Online - Add ability to delete a test plan

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                                        • 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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