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  1. 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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      • Implement AD FS for TFS

        Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

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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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • allow us to modify the message returned to the git client when implementing a git server plugin

                                          This discussion explains the issue: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5cf99831-975c-495e-a77f-8ef0eaba6c62/return-string-for-processevent-of-a-git-pushnotification

                                          Basically, when implementing a server plugin to run during a push, there is currently no way (according to Allen Jin) to have the git client display the reason why a push failed.

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