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  1. 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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    • provide a dashboard at web access welcome page to visualize multiple team projects at same time

      It would be very usefull to see multiple team projects information at a single dashboard.

      We have been using the multiple team projects approach, recommended when you have some specific necessities. But as a portfolio
      manager I would like to see those projects sprints in a unique page, and I think that would be simple to manage and control those team projects.

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      • Allow users to manually run "git gc" against a visualstudio.com repo

        If you accidentally commit large packages to git, then delete them, the packages stay in the repository taking up space. It's possible to delete these packages from the whole history with the "git filter-branch" command, which dereferences the packages blobs. But to free the space the git garbage collector "git gc" needs to be run.
        Please allow users to either force a "git gc" on the remote visualstudio.com repository or to lower the threashhold for automatic garbage collection (by default this is 6700 objects I believe)

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        • Add check-in (commit) policy support to Git-based team projects

          TFVC-based team projects have support for check-in policies that require associated work items for changesets. We need similar functionality for Git-based team projects.

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          • More flexibilty on the <WHEN> Field child element

            Especially to support adding conditions based on the hierarchical value of the Area Path, please add the ability to specify a begins with or wildcard comparison to the <WHEN> conditional field element. Currently it support only "equals" comparisons to the specified value. This could be done by specifying an operator attribute with various comparison operators. This would be helpful if being used against numeric fields too (e.g. GT, LT, etc).

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            • store and download check-in policies

              check-in policies should be stored and downloaded from the TFS server.
              currently, custom policies must be installed on EVERY developer machine, or suffer the wrath of error messages. If stored on the server, VS could auto-update (a la clickonce) during checkin.

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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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                • Support Docker in Hosted Build VSO

                  This cover many different scenarios and configuration, just providing a vm coreos to apply dockerfile.

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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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                    • 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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                      • Canonicalize .sln and .*proj Files.

                        Since Visual Studio doesn't have a canonical format for .sln files and .csproj files, the merge process can be a real pain when dealing with added / removed files or projects.

                        If a canonical ordering for .sln files were devised, merge pain could be almost entirely eliminated. NuGet does this to great effect with the package.config files.

                        It would be great if the rest of VS could follow suit.

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                        • Provide Native TFS Build Server Support for Fake - F# Make Build

                          I would like the ability to use F# Fake build scripts instead of using build templates, msbuild files, and powershell scripts to define my build process. It would be nice if the TFS build server to supported it out of the box.

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                          • support git as a first class citizen in team foundation service

                            much like codeplex does : the server is a real git server, there is no need to use additional commands such as git-tf as pointed here : http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/code/use-git-and-vs-with-tfs/

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                            • Ownership of tfs online collection to multiple users

                              Give the ability to have multiple owners of a tfs online collection. This is the avoid the issue of the person leaving the company who happens to have their Microsoft live account set as the owner of the tfs online account.

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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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                                • Allow drag and drop prioritization on the backlog to be restricted in TFS/VSO.

                                  I should be able to limit who can prioritize the backlog. Currently placing restrictions on the field that controls the order of the backlog (via READONLY) only blocks manual edits of the field, and doesn't stop drag-and-drop reordering.

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                                  • Permissions per branch

                                    We would like to restrict access to development and master branches to read-only and allow merge by team leads via code-review pull requests.

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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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                                      • Align web access work item linking dialog with VS linking dialog

                                        Hi, I haven't noticed this limitation before in web access 2012.2 (yes i'm still on .2) but earlier today I wanted to use built in functionality to resolve a user request, the user wanted to link work items in the quickest way but did not have/need or want team explorer installed on their machine preferring to manage their work items purely using web access. The web access dialog for linking work items does not currently have the capability to browse for work items (for example by reusing an existing query). I did not realize that this functionality differs between the…

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                                        • On TeamProjectOverview site show Backlog effort and Burndown of parallel iterations

                                          Hi,
                                          in our TeamProject we have several teams that work in parallel and therefore also have different iterations/sprint dates. The TeamProjectOverview site in WebAccess only shows Backlog and Burndown of the first started iteration, but our managers would like to have all current iterations.
                                          Kind regards,
                                          Michael

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