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  1. TFS Shelveset to be a personal source control

    TFS shelve-sets should be more independent.
    Also they should be able to use with merge-tools, not just override existing files. Now they are pretty dangerous.

    Developers usually have many tasks at once, so it would be nice to use shelve as base for different tasks. Now if I have one task to make big refactoring to many files and another task to clean all unused references, those tasks partly touch the same files and releate to each other and I have problems of canceling one task from shelve.

    Git can do this.

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    • Restrict task assignment to team members

      While assigning tasks (or other work items) to a worker, the list should be restricted to team members, at least optionally.
      We have a team of 8 people but the list of possible members have over 100 entries. It would be much more easy to have only 8 entries in our list.

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      • Allow a version control tree to be moved under a newly created project

        Source tree's once defined can be quite static in structure, however process (and process template) may change dramatically. It would be nice when creating a new project to have it use an existing tree without having to branch.

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        • Add a Service Hook for Shelve creation/update

          In Visual Studio Online, we have Web Hooks for many things, including When someone checkin code.

          In certain teams, shelves are used as a gatekeeper for code (for devs new in a team, interns, etc...). It can be useful to add a Service Hook when someone create or update a shelveset. This way, we can be notified, and take appropriate action (run Build/unit tests on code shelve, review the code, etc...)

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          • Automatic Synchronization of TFS Servers

            Automatic Synchronization of TFS Servers. My customer has two separate instances or more of TFS 2010 servers.
            Due to security reason, there is no connectivity between the servers. Once a week they need to perform a source control synchronization between the 2 servers, same code base. The current process requires a manual copy of source code from server A to a DVD, then copy the content from the DVD to Server B and vice versa. Needless to say this is a tedious process. They are currently exploring several solutions based on additional research i have provided to them.

            1. TFS…

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            • TFS should have some alerts setup by default

              I believe out the box some TFS alerts should be setup. For example anything which can be assigned to a person should get an alert by default.

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              • Build agent status notification

                Provide a notification mechanism to display the user that the connection to a build agent is not available anymore. Actually, the user has to check explicitly instead of being informed. A solution could be to utlize the build notification services for alerting an unavailable agent if desired.

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                • Logging Issue with Multiple AgentScopes on same BuildAgent

                  I have a custom Build Process, wich does quite a large number of AgentScopes. The agents are detected by matching Tag, so it's possible that one agent is used multiple times.
                  The problem is: If the Agent is used the second time, the log from the first will be overridden (because its filename differs on the agentId).

                  May specify the filename in a other Way. Thank you!

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                  • Support localdb for Team Foundation Service unit test runs

                    It appears that unit tests against a database used to be supported (http://lateralcoding.com/unit-testing-ef-on-microsofts-new-team-foundation-service/), however, it appears that it is no longer.

                    When I attempt to run a unit test that goes against localdb (e.g. with connection string "Data Source=(localdb)\v11.0; Initial Catalog=MyTest; Integrated Security=True", Team Foundation Service yields the error:

                    System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 52 - Unable…

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                    • A new feature for TFS to come up with a list of hijacked files and eventually to convert those to check out

                      A new feature for TFS to come up with a list of hijacked files and from that list to check them out.

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                      • 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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                          • Expose Project [/Team] Iterations through VSO REST API

                            We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. A big piece of that is being able to pull iteration schedules from VSO, which we currently do through the standard .NET API. This is primary issue preventing us from transitioning the dashboard to using the REST API to simplify deployment.

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                            • Allow organizing/grouping git repositories in a team project

                              The ability to host multiple git repositories in a single team project was essential to get uptake of git as a source control option for larger teams.

                              But with this comes organizing those repositories.

                              We need a way to be able group git repositories perhaps through some sort of virtual folder structure (like adding solution folders) to help navigation when a large amount of git repositories exist in a single team project.

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                              • Visual Studio Online Extensions

                                Please add the option for visual studio online to import/add extensions like the task board enhancer so that we won't be punished to use visual studio online instead of a local installation of tfs2013
                                http://pascoal.net/task-board-enhancer/

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • customize "search work items" query

                                      The current "search work items" text box (in web access & visual studio) searches for the given text in fixed fields (Title, Description, Repro steps).

                                      However I would like to customize that to add the (in our case) "Description HTML" field. Since our work items still use that field (from previous version of TFS).
                                      Further I could imagine adding an custom TFS field and also be able to default search in that field.

                                      (BTW I know about the possiblities described here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668120.aspx for searching for custom fields, but that is too complex for simply searching for a piece of text)

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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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                                        • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

                                          It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
                                          For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

                                          [Client]

                                          [Product A / Project A]
                                          [Release 1]
                                          [Sprint 1]
                                          [Sprint 2]

                                          [Product B / Project B]
                                          [Sprint 1]
                                          [Sprint 2]

                                          I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

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