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  1. Allow for custom rules in work item field reference

    It would be nice to have ability to write complex rule for work items field. In my scenerio I have custom field Due Date and I would like to set its value to "DateTime.Now.AddDays(7)". Currently I can only use COPY rule but it support only static value.

    Here is full description: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsprocess/thread/806d8398-00c6-4cd8-8356-228eeaef63ab

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • Enable searching through work item query results in Team Foundation Server

        have a Team Project open here.

        If you go to:
        [Team Explorer] > [Project] > [Work Items] > [Team Queries] > [Iteration 1] > [Active Bugs]/[Open Issues]

        and open that screen by double clicking on [Active Bugs] or [Open Issues], there is no way to quickly search a Work Item there.

        If you open up the [Pending Changes] window and select the second button [Work Items] you find a searchbox, but not on the "big" overview.

        (link to connect.ms: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/687261/cannot-search-work-items-in-team-foundation-server-2010 )

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the idea. This is on our backlog for review for a future version. By the way, I tweaked the title a bit to distinguish it from generic work item search, since work item search is now in the product for both Visual Studio and the web interface for the next version.

        • Log in to TFService using Alias

          Windows Live has this concept of "alias" accounts. For example: My main Windows Live account is a personal gmail address. On that Windows Live account, I also have an alias that is an outlook.com address.
          It would be nice to be able to have the TFS Admin add the alias account to a Project and then be able to login as that alias.
          Currently, the TFS Admin can add the alias account but I cannot login to TFService with that same alias account (or even the main account, unless the main account is added to the project).

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          • Setting for default "filter by solution" state (Visual Studio TFS)

            Any chance to put some setting in visual studios plugin, to enable or disable this setting by default? What I mean is, now every time I'm going into the visual studio's checkin window, I have to hit that button. I would like to decide whether I want for this option to be enabled by default when I go there or not.

            Currenty every time I opne check in I see this:

            https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

            I'd like to have an option I can set, to always see this:

            https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

            sincerely
            Lucas

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            • When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing

              When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing. I'm opening SQL Server Data tools windows in VS 2012, and it is extremely annoying that I can't check in pending changes for my Web/VB.NET/C# projects without saving everything. My trying to check in, a window pops-up asking to save my "query" windows. I click "No", but then it still does not check in my code files (which were previously saved). I have to either save my SQL scripts, or close those windows just so I can continue. It would be best if…

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              • More custom branch/merge administrative reporting to list active branches per Release (folder/branch name) & Project and merge status

                Ever since I started to work with TFS 2010 (through VS 2008 if it matters) and was tasked with producing administrative reports, I have had a lot of challenges and dead ends. I know that there is an API and the Sidekicks but neither give the details, report scheduling capabilities, zero client involvement, or ease of use that my group requires.

                After looking at one of the collection schemas, I only became more frustrated... We aren't using the testing/lab piece of the tool, so the only database relationships available are of little use to us.

                My department is heavily involved…

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                  • Edit comments on ticket's discussion

                    at tfs page, the ticket's discussion comments can't be edited, i would like to edit the comments because of typos or other things.

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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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                      • Add bulk edit to features & backlogs views

                        Having Excel to do this is nice, but for a quick change, let's say to replace the assignee of some items, having either to start excel and get work items or find / create a query for bulk edit or fumble in board view is a bit cumbersome.

                        The "features + product backlog" and the "product & tasks" view are wonderful and adding either a grid based editing or some kind of bulk editing as in the query result view would be wonderful.

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                        • Create a integrator between TFS and Salesforce

                          I would like to see a native integration connector to sync Salesforce cases with work items in TFS

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                          • Allow TFS2012 dashboard screen to customize

                            TFS2012 is a great software, allowing user to customize TFS2012 Web home screen will help a lot.

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                            • Make TFS Web UI touch friendly

                              It is difficult to manage multiple projects with a tablet, which is common when I am in front of a client.

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                              • Run a mumble server on TF

                                It can be helpful to have your own mumble server (murmur) for better team communication. Mumble is an open-source VoIP-programm. Is there a way to add this?

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                                • TFS Room in Visual Studio IDE

                                  Integrate the TFS Room feature which was available only in TFS Web Access to Visual Studio IDE.

                                  So that collaboration can happen without leaving the develoment environment.

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                                  • Make TFS build name selectable in Visual Studio

                                    The build name needs to be selectable in the build page for a specific build in Visual Studio 2012. It is a quite common need to copy the build name for use in documentation.

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                                    • Provide an option to create team project from web access

                                      As in TFS 2012 administration activities are moved to web access, it would really help people to use one console to create and manage the team projects and its permissions.

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                                      • Error(s): The anti-forgery token could not be decrypted. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that all machines a

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                                        The anti-forgery token could not be decrypted. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that all machines are running the same version of ASP.NET Web Pages and that the <machineKey> configuration specifies explicit encryption and validation keys. AutoGenerate cannot be used in a cluster. Ensure that cookies are enabled in your browser.
                                        TFS.ServerException: The anti-forgery token could not be decrypted. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that all machines are running the same version of ASP.NET Web Pages and that the <machineKey> configuration specifies explicit encryption and validation…

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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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