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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow users to subscribe themselves or others to a work item without having to create an alert

      The current suggestion to create an alert for an individual work item is tedious at best, and it is difficult to tell who is "subscribed" to a given work item using this method. It should be possible to view/manage subscribers at the work item detail/edit screen. There should be a control on the work item with a list of "subscribers" that can be updated by anyone (i.e., I can add/remove myself or others). Anyone in the list of subscribers should get an alert on any change. This has been possible in Bugzilla for at least 15 years.

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      • Show the parent work item name on the Team Members Sprint Board

        I like the "team members" Sprint Board but it shows the Team Member name twice rather than showing the Name of the parent work item. When team members are assigned tasks such as "Code Review", you must open each item to find the one that links to the correct parent work item. The backlog items board shows both Parent and User Assignment and it would be useful if the team members board showed the opposite information.

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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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          • Use the ASOF operator direct in the user interface for workitem queries.

            As a end user I want to see workitens data in the state it were on a specific date without the use of coding.

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            • Provide a way to filter the list of items in the product backlog (under Work – Backlog) on the web view

              When our product owner is doing planning, he may want to filter out Technical Stories and/or look for stories with a particular keyword. It would be nice to be able to apply a filter or query to this view to make it easier to locate backlog items.

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              • TFS: Queries based on results of other queries

                I want to create new queries in TFS based on the result of another query.

                For example, one (parent) query selects all work items located under a certain work item (lets say work item with ID=5). And now I want to create other queries, that select all bugs, all tasks etc. from the results of the first query?

                There, I only have to change the ID of the "parent" work item once and not in all subsequent queries.

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                • Allow multiple Cloud Services deployments within a single .sln build

                  We have an sln with two web applications (MVC4 front end and MVC4 Web API services layer), and need to deploy them to two separate Azure Cloud Services via cloud TFS. Currently, the build will only deploy one of the web applications, despite having separate Azure Deployment projects, with separate publishing profiles.

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                  • Convert to Git Repository feature

                    It would be great if Visual Studio could automatically create a GitHub repository for me and commit a TFS repository to it, and then use a Git source control plugin from then on.

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                    • Add work item pane to Product Backlog screen

                      On the work items screen there is a work item pane that's great for quick views/edits to work items.

                      Added this or something similar would really enhance a product owners productivity when managing the backlog.

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                      • Allow for custom rules in work item field reference

                        It would be nice to have ability to write complex rule for work items field. In my scenerio I have custom field Due Date and I would like to set its value to "DateTime.Now.AddDays(7)". Currently I can only use COPY rule but it support only static value.

                        Here is full description: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsprocess/thread/806d8398-00c6-4cd8-8356-228eeaef63ab

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                        • Provide a licence for non devs that allows Team Room access

                          The licence levels on visualstudio.com are Basic, Professional and Advanced. Only Advanced seems to allow Team Room access. For non-technical members of the organisation who we would like to converse with in the Team Room it does not represent value for money to purchase an Advanced licence, and neither do we need most of the functionality it comes with.

                          In our particular instance we have a business operations manager for whom we would like team room access. It would be nice if she could view and add to the backlog but the development, build and test tools are not required.

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                          • Enable searching through work item query results in Team Foundation Server

                            have a Team Project open here.

                            If you go to:
                            [Team Explorer] > [Project] > [Work Items] > [Team Queries] > [Iteration 1] > [Active Bugs]/[Open Issues]

                            and open that screen by double clicking on [Active Bugs] or [Open Issues], there is no way to quickly search a Work Item there.

                            If you open up the [Pending Changes] window and select the second button [Work Items] you find a searchbox, but not on the "big" overview.

                            (link to connect.ms: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/687261/cannot-search-work-items-in-team-foundation-server-2010 )

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the idea. This is on our backlog for review for a future version. By the way, I tweaked the title a bit to distinguish it from generic work item search, since work item search is now in the product for both Visual Studio and the web interface for the next version.

                            • Fix the burndown trendline algorithm

                              As I understand it, the height of the burndown trend line at its left edge is calculated by adding together each increase of hours during the sprint. So for example say on day 1 we estimate 100 hours. On day 5 we're down to 50 and we find 25 more, and then we finish the sprint. The trendline would start at 125 hours at the upper left of the burndown chart and end at zero at the lower right. I don't think this accurately reflects what is going on.

                              To illustrate, consider another sprint. In this one we estimate 100…

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                              • Views history comment in Pending changes

                                In the "Pending Changes" tab

                                1) If the Comment field is selected
                                2) The text is empty
                                3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

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                                • Button to filter the checked in / undo pending changes files to only current project files (Eclipse plugin)

                                  Any chance of adding to the eclipse plugin, the same button there is in Visual Studio (filter by solution button)?

                                  If added I think it would be best to add it in the same place and situation when it shows in Visual Studio. In Visual Studio, when I'm about to do any check in I see this:

                                  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

                                  And when I click the button to filter by solution I see the list shrunk to only the files from the current solution like so:

                                  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

                                  In Eclipse button I would love similar feature, that would filter the files depending on the…

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                                  • Setting for default "filter by solution" state (Visual Studio TFS)

                                    Any chance to put some setting in visual studios plugin, to enable or disable this setting by default? What I mean is, now every time I'm going into the visual studio's checkin window, I have to hit that button. I would like to decide whether I want for this option to be enabled by default when I go there or not.

                                    Currenty every time I opne check in I see this:

                                    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

                                    I'd like to have an option I can set, to always see this:

                                    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

                                    sincerely
                                    Lucas

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                                    • When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing

                                      When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing. I'm opening SQL Server Data tools windows in VS 2012, and it is extremely annoying that I can't check in pending changes for my Web/VB.NET/C# projects without saving everything. My trying to check in, a window pops-up asking to save my "query" windows. I click "No", but then it still does not check in my code files (which were previously saved). I have to either save my SQL scripts, or close those windows just so I can continue. It would be best if…

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                                      • More custom branch/merge administrative reporting to list active branches per Release (folder/branch name) & Project and merge status

                                        Ever since I started to work with TFS 2010 (through VS 2008 if it matters) and was tasked with producing administrative reports, I have had a lot of challenges and dead ends. I know that there is an API and the Sidekicks but neither give the details, report scheduling capabilities, zero client involvement, or ease of use that my group requires.

                                        After looking at one of the collection schemas, I only became more frustrated... We aren't using the testing/lab piece of the tool, so the only database relationships available are of little use to us.

                                        My department is heavily involved…

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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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