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  1. Add the ability to perform a TFS "Get" operation in the Visual Studio IDE during build as has been available in the past

    I provided this in bug 786979 (http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/786979/cannot-perform-a-get-operation-in-vs2012-tfs-when-a-solution-is-building). There is too much hand holding that has been introduced in VS2012--and this is part of it. It makes advanced users less productive. At least provide the ability to dismiss the message once you've seen it once as in earlier versions. I know you can still do this with the command line, but this is annoying if you simply want to get a single file up to date, especially with large solution structures with many files and folders such as we have.

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    • Show in Solution Explorer if a file has changed on TFS server

      One annoying thing when you work connected to a TFS server is that the Solution Explorer does not show if a file has been changed on the server and you are not aligned with the latest version.

      I suggest to add a special icon to Solution Explorer to highlight this situation, to avoid using Source Control Explorer to check if the Latest field is Yes or No.

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      • Include spell check in TFS Work Items

        Make spell check available in work items in TFS. i.e. Titles, Description, History ...

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        • Allow multiple triggers for a TFS Build Definition

          Allow me to use one build definition for both checkin build and nightly triggers instead of needing to manage 2 separate ones.

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          • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

            there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

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            • Automatically associate merged changesets to their original work item so that they can be tracked with "Track Work Items"

              Here is the scenario: I code a feature in a feature branch and associate the work item. Later down the rode that feature gets integrated into the main branch prepping for release. If the developer forgets to associate the merge to the original work item, you can't use the "Track Work Item" feature to visualize where that work item ended up in the code base.

              I'd like to see something maybe like this:
              http://geekswithblogs.net/jakob/archive/2011/05/17/automatically-merging-work-items-in-tfs-2010.aspx
              http://mergeworkitems.codeplex.com/

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              • Build in an option (command line) in the feedback client to set an area for the feedback response

                The feedback client as a tool can only be used for requested feedback and not for voluntary feedback in a situation where access for a reviewer is only given to a sub-area. By default (although no decent error appears so I'm assuming here) it chooses the top area and thus submitting fails.
                Allowing a reviewer to choose the area solves this problem. A command line switch would be perfectly suited for it but otherwise the choice should be made when selecting the project for which one wants to submit a voluntary review.

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                • Support TFS a LOT better. Organize the files better so it is clear what must be checked in!

                  Support TFS a LOT better. Organize the files better so it is clear what must be checked in to source control, and what can be ignored. It is some help to add !_Pvt_Extensions\;!GeneratedArtifacts\ to the compare filter but there are also several folders under client and server that are left empty and also ModelManifest.xml files under client and server, that are not needed in source control, causing compare noise. It would be nice if the LS project did not create so many scattered files and would be nice if clean would clean out the **** not needed so one knew…

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                  • 14 votes
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                      Add Git support for staging of selected lines

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                      • Allow Tasks to use story points instead of hours

                        Not everybody use Hours in Tasks. I think it'd be nice to use User Story Points, Effort, PBI Points or whatever name you want to represent the measure of the Task, so we can measure the work not in time but in weight.

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                        • Add a column to queries showing which the "parent" backlog item is

                          I've created a few queries for finding specific tasks, in certain states, or not assigned etc, but we're currently working with a few backlog items where the subtasks named identically.

                          Instead of having to rename the subtasks, it would be awesome if it was possible to just have a column show which the "parent" backlog item is. That way we can immediately identify which task is which.

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                          • Make TFS compatible with Claims Based Authentication

                            We are not able to use the SharePoint integration because our SharePoint site is using Claims Based Authentication. As a result, we cannot access the canned Excel files that come with a template.

                            Once CBA is turned on for a web site, it cannot be turned off.

                            We are using TFS 2012 and SharePoint Server 2010.

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                            • Alerts based on Discussion additions

                              Utilizing the discussion field in the history section of a Work Item allows teams to have a conversation about the work item and have it documented in the work item, which is great! However, there is no way to notify the owner of the work item that there is a discussion happening in the work item.

                              Setting up an alert for this would seem to be the most logical way to accomplish this, however there is no way to create an alert based on the discussion field itself. Creating an alert on History changes creates too much noise from other…

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                              • Add book marks to source control explorer in TFS.

                                Add book marks to source control explorer in TFS. This will help to go to respective folder faster instead of drilling down.

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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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                                  • Allow WIT Editing for VSOnline

                                    I would like to store a couple of extra fields on a bug WIT. To do this I would like to add two extra fields to the WIT. Currently VSOnline (team foundation service) does not allow this.

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                                    • Restrict task assignment to team members

                                      While assigning tasks (or other work items) to a worker, the list should be restricted to team members, at least optionally.
                                      We have a team of 8 people but the list of possible members have over 100 entries. It would be much more easy to have only 8 entries in our list.

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                                      • Add a UI friendly for admin commands in the project server integration avoiding for example that user needs to execute command line every

                                        Add a UI friendly for admin commands in the project server integration avoiding for example that user needs to execute command line every time that needs to map an enterprise project plan to a team project. Most of time this user has not skill to execute it via command line.

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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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