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  1. 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.

    • 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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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Full Text support should be available in LocalDB

                    Full Text support should be available in LocalDB which is used in elastic TFS build

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Web Access Product Backlog should allow drag-and-drop to team (area path)

                        In TFS Web Access, on the Product Backlog, it would be nice if you could drag-and-drop to a team (area path), like you can with an iteration. In multi-team projects, teams have to drag the item to an iteration, and then open the item to assign a team (area path).

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                        • Implement AD FS for TFS

                          Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

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                          • Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar

                            Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar.

                            This is a very useful tool for QA team to emphasize bug items that need attention.

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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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                              • 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.

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                                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 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • no-fastforward merge from pullrequest

                                        The `Merge` button in pull requests should be able to do a merge commit (--no-ff) instead of a fast-forward merge.

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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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