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  1. Allow us to query work item hierarchy based on additional link types

    Currently it's not possible to query work items with changesets (or all changesets for a specific work item or feature). It's also not possible to query which test cases are part of which test suite.

    This seems logical as these items aren't stored in the work item catalog, but they're very useful for quality checks of the work items store.

    I'd be happy if it were possible to query the existence of any changesets or test suites, but it would be even cooler if you'd be able to query the properties of these as well.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              • Team Foundation Server integration platform for 2013

                TFS Intergration platform support for migrating 2008 to 2013.

                I nee a way to transfer source code and workitems from TFS 2008 to TFS 2013.

                Does the TFS Intergration platform support this? If not, when will it?

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                • Annotate View should allow one to go back in time

                  When activating Annotate View for a source file, then one can see what revisions changed what parts of the current code.

                  It would be useful to be able to right-click a code-part-revision and choose "Show Annotate View before this revision". It would then activate a new Annotate View base on the version history from just before the specified revision.

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                    3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                    • copy local path to clipboard

                      I am constantly wanting to open up items that are in source control in a text editor. the way I do this today is, in Source Control Explorer:
                      -right-click on the item, select "Windows Explorer"
                      -Windows Explorer opens. I shift+right-click on the item and select "Copy as path"

                      seems to be this should just be one step. I would like to right-click on the item in Source Control explorer and say "Copy local path to clipboard".

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow acceptance testers to access TFS test hub

                        We find it a little overkill to require UAT testers to have a VS Test Pro with MSDN subscription simply to be able to record the steps and findings of their tests.

                        It would be a good and useful idea to create an exception for UAT testers to be allowed access to the test section of TWA to create test scripts and record their results. At the very least, they should have access to be able to record results against a test script that was created by an MSDN subscriber.

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                        • Add support for building SharePoint 2013 Apps on hosted buildserver (tfs.visualstudio.com)

                          The current buildserver on tfs.visualstudio.com does not include “Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM", meaning that SharePoint 2013 Apps cannot be builded on the buildserver.

                          Please include this tool on buildserver - or make me use my own buildserver image in azure - or something in between :-)

                          Best regards
                          David Nykjaer, 2ndC

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                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow easy export of folder diff to excel or plain text

                            It's relatively simple to compare two folders, but I haven't found an easy way to export that to a text file or an easily queryable excel file. Youc an get there from the command line (with some work), but there's also no easy way to copy/paste all the command line parameters from the UI or to invoke the modify filter dialog from the command line.

                            See also: http://blog.jessehouwing.nl/2012/06/generating-changelog-from-tfs.html

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                            • Prevent a TFService PBI from being marked as Done unless the child tasks are first marked as Done

                              Using Team Foundation Service, Scrum 2.0.

                              A Product Backlog Item (PBI) can be marked as Done, even when the child tasks it is linked to are In Progress.

                              I understand there could be a discussion around Definition of Done here, but I think it would be a better experience if an error message or warning was shown.

                              This would be more in line with what happens elsewhere in Team Foundation Service. For example, when a Task is moved from Done to In Progress ... an elegant message appears, a great experience!

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                              • should be able to change the history entry of the build agent.

                                Currently the build agent writes a message like:
                                "The Fixed In field was updated as part of associating work items with the build."

                                You should be able to change that message.

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                                • Let me create a work item from source code, linked to that source code, like //TODO:

                                  I'd love to be able to create Work Items linked to a specific spot in source code.

                                  I maintain legacy projects, and often spot areas for improvement. But there's no easy way to anchor a Work Item to a specific block of source code.

                                  I'd love to be able to highlight a block of code, right-click, Create Work item, and have the Work Item associated with that code, so opening the work item would take me straight to it.

                                  The Task List is close to what I want, but doesn't get me credit for closing bugs :)

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                                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a menu item for Get Latest Version

                                    While looking to a source code, sometimes we need to get latest version from server. If we want to achieve this, we need to go to Solution Explorer and find the appropriate file than right click and select "Get Latest Version".

                                    But i think if there is a menu item in context menu at Source Code View and if i need to get latest version than i can easily right click and select Get Latest Version; so i didn't need to look for the file at Solution Explorer.

                                    This will be good at huge projects

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                                    • make it possible to build the setup project (InstallShield Limited) on TFS online, so we can do continuous integration

                                      We are using the TFS online, and we are doing continuous integration. But the problem is that the setup project (InstallShield Limited) cannot be built on the TFS online. So we must publish new version manually, that's not good practice for continuous integration.

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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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