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  1. 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!)

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      • Make code review shelving and unshelving more seamless

        When in a code review, you can unshelve the code included in the review. However, to revert back to the previous unshelved state, you need to undo the pending changes that were brought down from the unshelve. There should be a "revert back" option that will undo everything for you and bring back the state of the pending changes that existed prior to the unshelve.

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        • Provide TFS Build Source Indexing for Git

          Embedding version control paths or source indexing is available for TFVC builds. Please make this feature available for TFS Git builds.

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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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            • 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.

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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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                • 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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                  • 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).

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                    • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

                      Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

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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/.

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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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                          • 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…

                              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;…

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • Have a burndown chart per team member

                                      It would be nice to view a burndown chart for each team member.

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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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