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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Ability to customize the list of fields included in the body of an alert notification in TF Services

        On-premises TFS has the ability to customize the format of alert notification emails by using power tools or editing files on the server. I have not found a way of doing this on the on-line TF Service.

        Please add the ability to customize the list of fields shown at the top of the notification email.

        I am specifically interested in including the Description field to Work Item alerts but I'm sure others would want to add (or remove) other fields to other alerts as well.

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        • Move pending changes and check-in buttons

          The pending changes 'button' and 'check-in' button are on the same location in the IDE. If you "double click" "Pending changes" by accident, you actually directly check-in your code changes which is not desired.

          This can be resolved by moving the location of the check-in button.

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          • Attachment and link count in braces next to tab header.

            In work items you generally have attachment and link tabs. To see if there are any attachments or links connected with the work item, you have to click the tab to see.

            It would be much easier if the header of the text in the tab contained the number of items in the list on the actual tab. For instance, the tab that normally shows as "ATTACHMENTS" now says "ATTACHMENTS (3)" when the work item has 3 attachments.

            So much more userfriendly imho

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            • Give users the ability to customize the Report View that is generated for a particular Work Item and allow them to export to Excel, Word, or

              Give users the ability to customize the Report View that is generated for a particular Work Item and allow them to export to Excel, Word, or Adobe. The current report that is generated when clicking Report View when you are in a Work Item, is very difficult to read and prints certain text boxes in an XML format. It would be helpful to be able to customize the report that is generated and be able to export it to Microsoft Word to be able to view and print out details of a particular Work Item.

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              • For a Team Project based on Git on TFS Online, pls enable option "Copy build output to the following source control folder"

                It'd good to have the option to copy the build output to an specific source control folder in a TFS Online Git project.

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                • Applying shelved changes to a different team project

                  Currently there seems to be no way of applying shelved changes from a given team project to be unshelved and applied to another team project. If this feature were made available it would be a great benefit for teams that need to migrate their source control to an entirely new team project.

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                  • Allow connection to tfspreview from WebMatrix

                    Learning how to do things in WebMatrix and Razor syntax as an alternative to Visual Studio 2010, there are some cons but some significant pros as well especially on potential if many in the community put out more Helpers.

                    What is missing are features like ability to connect to something like Team Foundation Server and other things that Visual Studio is able to connect with. Please look into making something like tfspreview compatible with WebMatrix with the same attention to simplicity that has been giving to actual Site creation tooling.

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                    • TAG prioritization in the TFS Build system

                      This request is to add TAG priotization to the TFS Build Agent/Build Controller/BuildDefinition system as an addition to the existing very simple TAG filter approach.

                      If the above TAG priorization approach cannot be made for some reason, "static" Build Agent prioritization could instead be added to the TFS Build Controller and its user interface. As the prioritization then cannot be made per BuildDefinition, this approach would be less flexible.

                      Possible uses of this:
                      - Prioritize a fast (physical?) Build Agent over a slow (virtual?) Build Agent, i.e. give always you the best build performance and keep the redundancy of having…

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                      • Add some manager custom alerts in the Alerts Explorer

                        What I really want to do for example: in case that the task assinged on "mm/dd/yyyy" is not comleted before "mm/dd + 7/yyyy", the alert notification should be sent to the "assigned to" person of that task and to somebody else (I call it workflow manager, the person who is responsible for the project).
                        In my humble opinion, client alerts are pretty useful for a strong team of developers but it would also be a great step forward if there is a branch of manager alerts such as described above.
                        To summarise, I wish I could easily manage team alerts…

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                        • Team Foundation Server integration platform for 2013

                          TFS Intergration platform support for migrating 2008 to 2013.

                          I nee a way to transfer source code and workitems from TFS 2008 to TFS 2013.

                          Does the TFS Intergration platform support this? If not, when will it?

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                          • Annotate View should allow one to go back in time

                            When activating Annotate View for a source file, then one can see what revisions changed what parts of the current code.

                            It would be useful to be able to right-click a code-part-revision and choose "Show Annotate View before this revision". It would then activate a new Annotate View base on the version history from just before the specified revision.

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                            • copy local path to clipboard

                              I am constantly wanting to open up items that are in source control in a text editor. the way I do this today is, in Source Control Explorer:
                              -right-click on the item, select "Windows Explorer"
                              -Windows Explorer opens. I shift+right-click on the item and select "Copy as path"

                              seems to be this should just be one step. I would like to right-click on the item in Source Control explorer and say "Copy local path to clipboard".

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                              • Add a column to queries showing which the "parent" backlog item is

                                I've created a few queries for finding specific tasks, in certain states, or not assigned etc, but we're currently working with a few backlog items where the subtasks named identically.

                                Instead of having to rename the subtasks, it would be awesome if it was possible to just have a column show which the "parent" backlog item is. That way we can immediately identify which task is which.

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                                • Reverse link items to team room discussions

                                  Currently, one can link to a workitem, changeset, or build by entering # and the id. It would be nice if one could follow a back link from those items to discussions referring to them in the team room.

                                  Scenario
                                  Product Owner introduces new Product Backlog Items. Team discusses with Backlog owner in Team Room, referencing the items throughout.

                                  Days down the road, Dev A realizes that some things discussed were never added to the work item. To easily find discussions about them, links in the work items can be followed to sections of the discussion (perhaps by day or…

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                                  • Add support for building SharePoint 2013 Apps on hosted buildserver (tfs.visualstudio.com)

                                    The current buildserver on tfs.visualstudio.com does not include “Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM", meaning that SharePoint 2013 Apps cannot be builded on the buildserver.

                                    Please include this tool on buildserver - or make me use my own buildserver image in azure - or something in between :-)

                                    Best regards
                                    David Nykjaer, 2ndC

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                                    • Allow easy export of folder diff to excel or plain text

                                      It's relatively simple to compare two folders, but I haven't found an easy way to export that to a text file or an easily queryable excel file. Youc an get there from the command line (with some work), but there's also no easy way to copy/paste all the command line parameters from the UI or to invoke the modify filter dialog from the command line.

                                      See also: http://blog.jessehouwing.nl/2012/06/generating-changelog-from-tfs.html

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                                      • Prevent a TFService PBI from being marked as Done unless the child tasks are first marked as Done

                                        Using Team Foundation Service, Scrum 2.0.

                                        A Product Backlog Item (PBI) can be marked as Done, even when the child tasks it is linked to are In Progress.

                                        I understand there could be a discussion around Definition of Done here, but I think it would be a better experience if an error message or warning was shown.

                                        This would be more in line with what happens elsewhere in Team Foundation Service. For example, when a Task is moved from Done to In Progress ... an elegant message appears, a great experience!

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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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