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  1. Allow build explorer to archive 'drops', retain association between report and drop location.

    Team Foundation Build currently has the concept of 'drop folder' - during a successful build, all output files are copied to this location, the build process is not complete until this has happened.
    Because of this, our drop folder is on the same physical machine as the working folder, to ensure the build is completed as quickly as possible.
    However, we have many, many builds, and would like to 'archive' build output to a network share, and eventually, an offline backup medium.

    The actual 'build line entry/report/log' is a matter of kilobytes, so TFS should still be able to list…

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    • Allow the column headings on the Task Board to remin visible as we scroll down the screen.

      In TFS 2013, we are working on many User Stories in each sprint. When we scroll down to see the stories and their tasks, we lose the column headings, so we don't know which state each task is in.

      How do I freeze the screen so the headings are always displays no matter how far I scroll down?

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      • Allow us to query work item hierarchy based on additional link types

        Currently it's not possible to query work items with changesets (or all changesets for a specific work item or feature). It's also not possible to query which test cases are part of which test suite.

        This seems logical as these items aren't stored in the work item catalog, but they're very useful for quality checks of the work items store.

        I'd be happy if it were possible to query the existence of any changesets or test suites, but it would be even cooler if you'd be able to query the properties of these as well.

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        • Support building with licensed components (license.licx) in TfsPreview

          We have a project hosted on TfsPreview that uses Syncfusion. We can't build it on the build-server because we can't register the relevant component.
          I suggest you expose a way one can register a licensed component. It can be, for example a method of editing a pseudo registry key that is only active during build, or you can provide with a set of well-known licensed libraries (for example - "Add Licensed Component" -> "Syncusion" -> "v5.0" -> "Enter key")

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          • Annotate View should allow one to go back in time

            When activating Annotate View for a source file, then one can see what revisions changed what parts of the current code.

            It would be useful to be able to right-click a code-part-revision and choose "Show Annotate View before this revision". It would then activate a new Annotate View base on the version history from just before the specified revision.

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            • Use same environment for different team projects, or same test agent for different environment

              I have create a standard environment using test manager, and successfully create new build deployment that use this environment.

              My problem, when I connect to different team project, I have to create a new environment since the first one exists for the first team project. And the problem is I can’t create a new environment that use same test agent that used in the first environment.

              I think this is a normal case, since we always use same machine to test multiple application.

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              • Vertical Split by default

                I've got my work items queries, and when I double-click them the results are shown (of course). The default view is the horizontal split (list of the work items on top, and the details of the selected one below). However, I prefer the vertical split view (list of the work items on the left, and the details of the selected on the right).

                I can change the split view easily, but I need to do it every time I open the results window. Is there any way to configure this windows to open with the vertical split by default?

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                • provide a dashboard at web access welcome page to visualize multiple team projects at same time

                  It would be very usefull to see multiple team projects information at a single dashboard.

                  We have been using the multiple team projects approach, recommended when you have some specific necessities. But as a portfolio
                  manager I would like to see those projects sprints in a unique page, and I think that would be simple to manage and control those team projects.

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                  • Provide Logical and Mathematical operators to the customization of TFS work Items

                    As a Process Engineer for a medium sized company I would lie to be able to incorporate Logical operators so I can improve the logic of fields. By adding the “and” or “or” logical operators you will be able to customize fields. The current approach is limits approach to 1 or 2 possibilities.

                    As a Process engineer for a medium sized company I would like to add mathematical operators to the work item customization so I can add (calculate) fields to populate another field. My particular need is to implement an ROI calculation using Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF).

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                    • TFS Add a comment field or Work Item to check-out .

                      Add a comment field and/or Work Item to check-out .
                      You cannot see for what reason a file has been checked out. It makes it impossible to find out what a users has check a file out for.
                      You can only see after the file has been checked in what the reason that change was made

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                      • More flexibilty on the <WHEN> Field child element

                        Especially to support adding conditions based on the hierarchical value of the Area Path, please add the ability to specify a begins with or wildcard comparison to the <WHEN> conditional field element. Currently it support only "equals" comparisons to the specified value. This could be done by specifying an operator attribute with various comparison operators. This would be helpful if being used against numeric fields too (e.g. GT, LT, etc).

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                        • store and download check-in policies

                          check-in policies should be stored and downloaded from the TFS server.
                          currently, custom policies must be installed on EVERY developer machine, or suffer the wrath of error messages. If stored on the server, VS could auto-update (a la clickonce) during checkin.

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                          • When comparing files, make it easier to filter out changes that are just renames or formatting

                            When I get a code review request from another developer, I would like to only see "real" changes that actually change the meaning of the code. In the review requests I get, most of the changes are just renames of variables or a different formatting (whitespace, moving braces, ...). It's really difficult to detect the "real" changes to the code that actually cahnge the behavior between all the noise that's caused by other changes like renames.

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                            • Canonicalize .sln and .*proj Files.

                              Since Visual Studio doesn't have a canonical format for .sln files and .csproj files, the merge process can be a real pain when dealing with added / removed files or projects.

                              If a canonical ordering for .sln files were devised, merge pain could be almost entirely eliminated. NuGet does this to great effect with the package.config files.

                              It would be great if the rest of VS could follow suit.

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                              • support git as a first class citizen in team foundation service

                                much like codeplex does : the server is a real git server, there is no need to use additional commands such as git-tf as pointed here : http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/code/use-git-and-vs-with-tfs/

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                                • Ownership of tfs online collection to multiple users

                                  Give the ability to have multiple owners of a tfs online collection. This is the avoid the issue of the person leaving the company who happens to have their Microsoft live account set as the owner of the tfs online account.

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                                  • Permissions per branch

                                    We would like to restrict access to development and master branches to read-only and allow merge by team leads via code-review pull requests.

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                                    • Align web access work item linking dialog with VS linking dialog

                                      Hi, I haven't noticed this limitation before in web access 2012.2 (yes i'm still on .2) but earlier today I wanted to use built in functionality to resolve a user request, the user wanted to link work items in the quickest way but did not have/need or want team explorer installed on their machine preferring to manage their work items purely using web access. The web access dialog for linking work items does not currently have the capability to browse for work items (for example by reusing an existing query). I did not realize that this functionality differs between the…

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                                      • Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

                                        Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

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                                        • Filter conversations in TFS team room

                                          I think you should include filters to make this more useful.

                                          Filter on:

                                          -User (e.g. messages/replies to me)

                                          -Work item id

                                          -Date span


                                          More powerful if combined with the possibility to hashtag a conversation and a search function.

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