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  1. git

    Add Git support for staging of selected lines

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    • Add a search box to the Source Control Explorer to enable people to search for files from the currently selected directory.

      Add a search box to the Source Control Explorer to enable people to search for files from the currently selected directory.

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      • More Source Control Informations in Solution Explorer

        - when hovering over (for example) checked out files (or the check out icon itself) in the solution explorer, I want to see WHO has checked out this file without opening the source control explorer, search the file and get this piece of information (I already stated this to Martin Woodward via Twitter)

        - when hovering over the the source control icons or the files in the projects, I want to see the changeset number I have in my workspace and the latest changeset number that exists in source control, maybe some dates could be placed there, too (last check-in…

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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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          • 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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              • Provide filtering for annotations view

                The annotate view for files is very useful for tracking changes to a file over time but it's limited in that you can't filter the changesets that are shown.
                When I do a code review for a specific file I want to be able to filter on user and/or changesets that are shown.

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                • Always allow 'Compare' in Pending Changes, for 'branch/edit', 'branch', and 'add' status

                  Always allow 'Compare' in Pending Changes, for 'branch/edit', 'branch', and 'add' status.

                  Should compare to branch source for 'branch' and 'branch/edit' status.
                  Should show 'Compare...' to let user pick source for 'add' status.

                  The first priority would be support for TFS (where branch relationships could easily be understood by IDE core) but supporting other source control providers would be even better.

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                  • Make it easier to add a "watcher" to a work item

                    Currently for a user to get notifications about a work item, an alert query must be created. In Jira, any user can simply add a "watcher" by clicking an icon and checking off users. TFS should make it this simple to provide notifications to users.

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                    • Support XNA in the Hosted Build Service

                      Support the XNA Framework on the Hosted Build Service! It's a MS framework, and would allow small game developers to make use of the Hosted Build Service.

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                      • 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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                        • Move pending changes and check-in buttons

                          The pending changes 'button' and 'check-in' button are on the same location in the IDE. If you "double click" "Pending changes" by accident, you actually directly check-in your code changes which is not desired.

                          This can be resolved by moving the location of the check-in button.

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                          • Attachment and link count in braces next to tab header.

                            In work items you generally have attachment and link tabs. To see if there are any attachments or links connected with the work item, you have to click the tab to see.

                            It would be much easier if the header of the text in the tab contained the number of items in the list on the actual tab. For instance, the tab that normally shows as "ATTACHMENTS" now says "ATTACHMENTS (3)" when the work item has 3 attachments.

                            So much more userfriendly imho

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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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                              • Give users the ability to customize the Report View that is generated for a particular Work Item and allow them to export to Excel, Word, or

                                Give users the ability to customize the Report View that is generated for a particular Work Item and allow them to export to Excel, Word, or Adobe. The current report that is generated when clicking Report View when you are in a Work Item, is very difficult to read and prints certain text boxes in an XML format. It would be helpful to be able to customize the report that is generated and be able to export it to Microsoft Word to be able to view and print out details of a particular Work Item.

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                                • For a Team Project based on Git on TFS Online, pls enable option "Copy build output to the following source control folder"

                                  It'd good to have the option to copy the build output to an specific source control folder in a TFS Online Git project.

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                                  • Applying shelved changes to a different team project

                                    Currently there seems to be no way of applying shelved changes from a given team project to be unshelved and applied to another team project. If this feature were made available it would be a great benefit for teams that need to migrate their source control to an entirely new team project.

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                                    • Allow connection to tfspreview from WebMatrix

                                      Learning how to do things in WebMatrix and Razor syntax as an alternative to Visual Studio 2010, there are some cons but some significant pros as well especially on potential if many in the community put out more Helpers.

                                      What is missing are features like ability to connect to something like Team Foundation Server and other things that Visual Studio is able to connect with. Please look into making something like tfspreview compatible with WebMatrix with the same attention to simplicity that has been giving to actual Site creation tooling.

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                                      • TAG prioritization in the TFS Build system

                                        This request is to add TAG priotization to the TFS Build Agent/Build Controller/BuildDefinition system as an addition to the existing very simple TAG filter approach.

                                        If the above TAG priorization approach cannot be made for some reason, "static" Build Agent prioritization could instead be added to the TFS Build Controller and its user interface. As the prioritization then cannot be made per BuildDefinition, this approach would be less flexible.

                                        Possible uses of this:
                                        - Prioritize a fast (physical?) Build Agent over a slow (virtual?) Build Agent, i.e. give always you the best build performance and keep the redundancy of having…

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                                        • Add some manager custom alerts in the Alerts Explorer

                                          What I really want to do for example: in case that the task assinged on "mm/dd/yyyy" is not comleted before "mm/dd + 7/yyyy", the alert notification should be sent to the "assigned to" person of that task and to somebody else (I call it workflow manager, the person who is responsible for the project).
                                          In my humble opinion, client alerts are pretty useful for a strong team of developers but it would also be a great step forward if there is a branch of manager alerts such as described above.
                                          To summarise, I wish I could easily manage team alerts…

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