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  1. 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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          • 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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            • Use the ASOF operator direct in the user interface for workitem queries.

              As a end user I want to see workitens data in the state it were on a specific date without the use of coding.

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              • 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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                • Enable on-premise TFS Proxy and SharePoint that Link to TFSPreview

                  Our development team would like to switch to TFS in the cloud, but we don't want to give up the LAN-speed access we have to a local server nor do we want to abandon our SharePoint document library. So, I would like to create a TFSPreview account and link it to on-premise SharePoint and TFS Proxy servers so my local team can have fast local access, but the distributed members and stakeholders can use the cloud.

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                  • Allow multiple Cloud Services deployments within a single .sln build

                    We have an sln with two web applications (MVC4 front end and MVC4 Web API services layer), and need to deploy them to two separate Azure Cloud Services via cloud TFS. Currently, the build will only deploy one of the web applications, despite having separate Azure Deployment projects, with separate publishing profiles.

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                    • Convert to Git Repository feature

                      It would be great if Visual Studio could automatically create a GitHub repository for me and commit a TFS repository to it, and then use a Git source control plugin from then on.

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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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                        • 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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                          • Fix the burndown trendline algorithm

                            As I understand it, the height of the burndown trend line at its left edge is calculated by adding together each increase of hours during the sprint. So for example say on day 1 we estimate 100 hours. On day 5 we're down to 50 and we find 25 more, and then we finish the sprint. The trendline would start at 125 hours at the upper left of the burndown chart and end at zero at the lower right. I don't think this accurately reflects what is going on.

                            To illustrate, consider another sprint. In this one we estimate 100…

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                            • Views history comment in Pending changes

                              In the "Pending Changes" tab

                              1) If the Comment field is selected
                              2) The text is empty
                              3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

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                              • Button to filter the checked in / undo pending changes files to only current project files (Eclipse plugin)

                                Any chance of adding to the eclipse plugin, the same button there is in Visual Studio (filter by solution button)?

                                If added I think it would be best to add it in the same place and situation when it shows in Visual Studio. In Visual Studio, when I'm about to do any check in I see this:

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

                                And when I click the button to filter by solution I see the list shrunk to only the files from the current solution like so:

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

                                In Eclipse button I would love similar feature, that would filter the files depending on the…

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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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                                  • Integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365 service on the cloud

                                    We're going to move sharepoint on the cloud.
                                    However with our level of customization such as process, builds, etc... and for security reason we can't move TFS on the cloud.
                                    Therefore, I would be great if MS provide the capability to integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365.

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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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                                        • Support for CORS in the Visual Studio Online REST API

                                          Add support for CORS so I can use the Visual Studio Online REST API from a Javascript client.

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