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  1. Provide filters on the "Found in Build" field when entering a bug in TFS.

    The found in build field drop down will show every build ever done in TFS. The list gets so long, that the drop down is effectively useless. Why not have a check box to show builds only done in the last 7 days? Be able to filter on the build version number or date? Also, make it easier to remove builds from the list when the build is deleted.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to download file(s)/folder/projects

        For tfspreview.com allow a user to download a specific: files/folder/project, either directly or if multiples objects as a .ZIP file.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Usability issue about user stories, tasks etc.

          When I open a user story I want to understand if there is something under the "STORYBOARDS" or "ATTACHMENTS" tab without clicking on it.
          Every time I have to click on tabs to control, if there is something under "Attachments", "Storyboards", "Implementation" etc.
          I want to click when there is something under.

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          • TFS WebAccess hierachical List View of Work Items - Option to display all Items collapsed if executing the Query

            TFS WebAccess - Hierachical WorItems Query

            By Default all Items are displayed expanded. You have the button to collapse all items, but it would be great if there is an Option to make the collapsed view the Standard view.

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            • The product backlog items in the sprint board should be color coded

              The backlog items are color coded by item type in the latest version of the TFS. It would be nice if the same color coding was applied to backlog items on the sprint board.

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              • Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api

                Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to customize the list of fields included in the body of an alert notification in TF Services

                  On-premises TFS has the ability to customize the format of alert notification emails by using power tools or editing files on the server. I have not found a way of doing this on the on-line TF Service.

                  Please add the ability to customize the list of fields shown at the top of the notification email.

                  I am specifically interested in including the Description field to Work Item alerts but I'm sure others would want to add (or remove) other fields to other alerts as well.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use the build retention policy to determine the build global list

                    As a tester I want to be able to select the build currently in my environment as the 'Found In' value for a new bug so that I can report bugs against the correct build that they were found in.

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                    The current algorithm for populating the build global list appears to be the 10 most recent succeeded builds per definition. This ignores retained builds that may be progressing through an environment chain, and creates an inability to effectively use the 'Found In' field in a work item.

                    I suggest it uses the data as specified by the build retention…

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                    • Provide a better tf.exe experience with PowerShell

                      tf.exe needs a posh-git equivalent. It would be neat if it exposed a way to get status information about only the current directory, too.

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • create a scrum task board that can show sprint contents without scrolling

                        Currently there are several reports and 3rd party apps that try to show a decent scrum task board, but my experience is that we cannot get the same overview as we can by using the good old whiteboard. Mostly its because of poor use of screen area. If you could create a scrum task board that can fit 10 pbis with their associated sbis and show their placement across 4 state columns and still keep their titles visible (aka large fonts) then morning scrums with be a breeze.

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                        • Allow Custom Work Item Fields to be populated from an external Source (DB or WS)

                          At the moment there are only 2 ways of populating the allowed values list in a work item. In the work item definition itself or in a global list. Some more flexibility would be great here. Besides that. Allowing a list of values to be displayed as a tree would be great as well. Not limit this only to the area and iteration field. Another solution might be to enable non admin users to add values to the allowed values list without "hacking" in the work items or Global Lists

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [TFS Team Query] Provide non-admin user customization - columns, column order, sorted column(s)

                            By default, only TFS Project Administrators have permissions to change any aspect of a TFS Team Query. This makes sense for specifying the query criteria and maybe limiting the columns able to be displayed by the Contributor users.

                            BUT... each user with read access to the query should be able to customize their view of the query results. They should be able to save how they want the query sorted by default. They should be able to save which columns and in which order they want those columns in the query results grid.

                            It is a hassle to re-sort or…

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                            • Support check-out/check-in via the TFSP site directly

                              Have a few basic commands available from the TFSP site such as check-in/check-out. Good for misc files that you are getting from a part time graphics designer, et. al., where they don't want to mess with their machine and install the full vstudio client.

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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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                                • Export Test Case and Test Results, including screenshots, to Word

                                  In order to keep the test cases as a reliable source of truth for the applications, it would be really nice if Test Manager could export test cases and test results to Word, including the screenshots (TestScribe can do this, but it doesn't include Test Result Details and screenshots)

                                  Thank you

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                                  • Allow marking a Branch as obsolete or locked or a combination of these.

                                    Allow functionality for a specific set of users to be able to mark a branch as obsolete or locked. This should be colour coded text in the source control explorer

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                                    • Speed up Git Push operations

                                      The Git based source control on Team Foundation Service is a great addition, unfortunately the push performance seems terrible, even 1 line changes take upwards of 10 minutes, as if the whole branch is being pushed rather than just the files changed by the commit.

                                      I have updated OpenSSH to a newer version since some resources suggested that might help, but it there is no change.

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                                      • Log in to TFService using Alias

                                        Windows Live has this concept of "alias" accounts. For example: My main Windows Live account is a personal gmail address. On that Windows Live account, I also have an alias that is an outlook.com address.
                                        It would be nice to be able to have the TFS Admin add the alias account to a Project and then be able to login as that alias.
                                        Currently, the TFS Admin can add the alias account but I cannot login to TFService with that same alias account (or even the main account, unless the main account is added to the project).

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                                        • Find in files search option for Team Foundation Server

                                          We have demands from our users that wishes to do code search across all solutions they have stored in TFS. I think that option was available in VSS and was pratical to do impact analysis and the likes.

                                          The only option we have now is to check out everything from source control and index the content with windows search or sharepoint. It works but is not very practical...

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