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  1. Insert Image button is missing in Eclipse TEE

    We are using Team Explorer Everywhere(TEE 2013) with the Eclipse IDE.

    When we try to edit work items that have an HTML field from Eclipse, we realized that there is no "insert image" button in the HTML field toolbar. This button is present in Team Web Access and Visual Studio. This creates an inconsistency among the clients.

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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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        • Open source TFS Chat Room functionality

          While I love the chat functionality in TFS, there are various features that would be awesome to have (code syntax highlighting, popup notifications, Lync integration, etc.) While I could theoretically post a suggestion for each feature, the odds of it being implemented anytime soon are slim (as I'm sure your development team is busy implementing other TFS features.)

          What would be awesome is if the TFS Team Chat functionality was released as an open source project, so other developers can add enhancements.

          As a stop-gap, I've started a Github project for a Chrome plugin that implements code syntax highlighting, desktop…

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          • Show indentation and columns for tree and outline query types in pending changes window

            Making multiple selections in the pending changes window will be much easier if:
            1- Indentation is displayed within the Pending Changes window for the tree and outline query types
            2- Any column in the query can be selected for display in the Pending Changes window

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            • Organize work items in a visual / Pivot Like manner on different (custom) dimensions

              Different groups in the organization want to organize work items in a different fashion. For example Product Managers want to organize work items on releases, Scrum Champions on different Scrum teams, Scrum Masters on Iterations, Team Members on Priority, Testers on Triage, Project Managers on Assigned To etc. etc.

              It would be great if you could create some kind of pivot tool where you select a multi-value work item field (ALLOWED VALUES). The different values are then shown in swimming lanes. On the left side you can then create a work item query that gives you all the work items…

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              • When shelving pending changes in Visual Studio, provide a dropdown of existing shelvesets.

                I often perform a shelve multiple times to the same shelveset name, e.g. "WIP" for changes I am busy on currently but don't yet want to commit, but also don't want to just keep on my machine.

                Or perhaps I am forced to switch contexts, and switch between different components, shelving the changes before doing so.

                Currently I have to open the dialog for unshelving to view the shelvesets, copy the name, then go out of it and back to shelving dialog and paste the name, and override the shelveset. The dialogs are modal so you're forced to switch back…

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                • Indicate Bug cards on task board by using a different color.

                  It would be great if the task Board in Visual Studio Online could simply support a different color scheme for Bug "stories" so that we could tell at a glance which items on the board are Bugs and which are PBIs.

                  It wouldn't even require changing the task card colors, just make the text for the Bug "story" red or use a red background, etc.

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                  • Ability to customize build templates and run locally

                    Currently, in order to autor/customize a build template you have to check in the XAML file with small changes, test it by queuing a new build, and then re-do until you finish implementing all the changes.
                    This process is very tedious and time consuming (and the TFS changeset history you end up creating is not really nice either).

                    I'd like the ability to author the XAML file and run it locally (and potentially debug easily too). Once I finish doing all the changes, then I can check-in the updates.

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                    • Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly

                      Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly.

                      Remove the ability of the TFS Team Administrator (sub-teams, not projects) to add users to the Team Project. Keep the TFS Project Administrator to add/remove users from the project with complete auditability of security. This is often done by an Enterprise group that requires a formal process.

                      Empower the Team Administrator to identify which members of the project are on their team. This is typically not a security restricted item that requires auditing and can change with any iteration.

                      In addition, allow the Team Administrator to edit…

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                      • Provide simplified, easily customizable build templates

                        The workflow-style builds introduced in TFS 2010 are almost unmanagable. The designer performance is terrible. Editing the XAML by hand is not really feasible, and understanding what's been customized and why is also incredibly difficult. Creating custom components for use in the workflows requires special steps (e.g. adding attributes to XAML only workflows or explicitly adding the assembly name to the local namespace) that the workflow designer did not properly support. Whenever builds need to be created or updated, there is a lot of work that must be done via a user-interface and is not version controlled (e.g. selection of…

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                        • Horizontal splitter between controls in TFS Work Item Type

                          In the layout of a TFS work item type you can use a vertical splitter between two columns. Why isn't there a splitter for horizontal divides between two controls in a column?

                          Please extend or provide the splitter for horizontal support, Thanks :-)

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                          • Remember related workitem

                            When you drag a work item onto the related work item area or add it via the ID it then is used when you do a check in to associate the changes to that work item. I may be abnormal in my usage of source control in that I check in *VERY* frequently. Usually after I get a few unit tests passing I'm checking in. This means that throughout the day I may check in a dozen or more times and really want to associate all those checkins to possible the same work item (story).

                            Currently, once you do a…

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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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                              • automatic created tasks for backlog item

                                For TFSPreview:
                                A checkBox or numericUpDown when creating a backlog item to automatic create tasks. After creating the backlog item the user is automatically lead to the relating tasks without further clicks.

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                                • TFS Feedback client should support multiple item submission

                                  so on the Provide tab, clicking next should enable submit, not close aswell unless no more is to be entered.
                                  Currently having to create multiple items in one feedback then in TFS creating mutiple work items from this response. It would be better to be able to promote the individual response to a work item, either a task or bug.

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                                  • clean up all workitemdata in the database for a deleted project

                                    When deleting a project (or splitting a projectcollection), not all data is deleted from the database. This is especially a problem when only a part of a projectcollection is to be moved to a customers TFS environment.

                                    Workitems (including attachments) are not deleted when using TfsDeleteProject, or when the tfs cleanup jobs (prc_DeleteUnusedContent and prc_DleteUnusedFiles) are ran manually.

                                    We managed to clean up workitemdata with Microsoft Support using witadmin destroywi, but surely this should be part of tfsdeleteproject or the cleanup jobs.

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                                    • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

                                      A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

                                      Please Consider both Git and TFVC

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                                      • 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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                                        • TFS SharePoint integration - Work item attachments synchronized in SharePoint

                                          The current TFS/SharePoint Integration is only based on a common view of the "document shared" between the TFS Team Portal and the SharePoint Team Site.

                                          But if a document needs to be related to a Work Item: The document should be uploaded in the TFS/SP Shared Documents and a hyperlink should be added. (so the SP version control can be used)

                                          It would be therefore interesting to push forward the integration by:

                                          Req 1) allowing the TFS user to upload a work item attachment directly in the SharePoint Team Site. (browse folders of SharePoint sites)

                                          Req 2) adding a SharePoint…

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