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  1. Add option to show graph in Commits view of Team Foundation Server.

    As per `git log --graph`, or [Git Extensions' commit log viewer] [1], or [github's network graph viewer] [2].

    Ideally, the History viewer in Visual Studio would also be updated to show a graph view.

    This is very useful for branch-heavy workflows.

    [1]: http://gitextensions.googlecode.com/files/commitlog205.png
    [2]: https://github.com/blog/39-say-hello-to-the-network-graph-visualizer

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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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          • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                          • Make the 'Duscussion Only' sub-tab in TFS2012 a tab that only shows discussions

                            The new 'Discussion Only' sub-tab in TFS is a great new feature that I was hoping to be a lot useful for internal communications. However, the information in this tab is still cluttered with state changes, like when resolvning a task with a changeset or associating the workitem during the build.
                            What would be really useful, is a sub-tab that only shows the manually entered discussions.

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                            • Provide find in files functionality for TFS

                              Provide the ability to do a search of text WITHIN files stored in TFS Source Control in a manner similar to what was previously available through VSS and is also available through Sourcegear Vault 6 (which also uses SQL Server database storage similar to TFS).

                              "Find in Files - New for Vault 6, the find in files command allows searching for a string of text within text based files stored within the repository. You will be able to find what you want, when you want. As a file’s data will be indexed in its own database, searches will be more…

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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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                                • 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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                                  • VSTF integration with Outlook/Exchange calendar for OOF/vacation.

                                    Allows for planning and monitoring of projects to include use of the free/busy information from Exchange (and/or Outlook) to see when people are out of office.

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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?

                                        • 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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