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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Make TFS Web UI touch friendly

        It is difficult to manage multiple projects with a tablet, which is common when I am in front of a client.

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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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                  • Remove orphan build agent directories when a build configuration is deleted.

                    When a build is ran, it creates a directory on the build agent. If you delete the build, it does not delete the directory that was created on the build servers. If a build is deleted, the corresponding directories should be deleted on the build server.

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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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                          • Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

                            It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

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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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                                  • On TeamProjectOverview site show Backlog effort and Burndown of parallel iterations

                                    Hi,
                                    in our TeamProject we have several teams that work in parallel and therefore also have different iterations/sprint dates. The TeamProjectOverview site in WebAccess only shows Backlog and Burndown of the first started iteration, but our managers would like to have all current iterations.
                                    Kind regards,
                                    Michael

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                                    • Show indentation and columns for tree and outline query types in pending changes window

                                      Making multiple selections in the pending changes window will be much easier if:
                                      1- Indentation is displayed within the Pending Changes window for the tree and outline query types
                                      2- Any column in the query can be selected for display in the Pending Changes window

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                                      • Organize work items in a visual / Pivot Like manner on different (custom) dimensions

                                        Different groups in the organization want to organize work items in a different fashion. For example Product Managers want to organize work items on releases, Scrum Champions on different Scrum teams, Scrum Masters on Iterations, Team Members on Priority, Testers on Triage, Project Managers on Assigned To etc. etc.

                                        It would be great if you could create some kind of pivot tool where you select a multi-value work item field (ALLOWED VALUES). The different values are then shown in swimming lanes. On the left side you can then create a work item query that gives you all the work items…

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                                        • Indicate Bug cards on task board by using a different color.

                                          It would be great if the task Board in Visual Studio Online could simply support a different color scheme for Bug "stories" so that we could tell at a glance which items on the board are Bugs and which are PBIs.

                                          It wouldn't even require changing the task card colors, just make the text for the Bug "story" red or use a red background, etc.

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